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Latest A-F school report cards released, poverty continues to determine a school’s success

The state Board of Education released North Carolina’s Public School report cards for the 2015-16 year at its Thursday meeting.

Almost one-third (32.7%) of schools earned an A or a B, while just under quarter were labelled with a D or an F.

School Performance Grades are based on student achievement (80%) and growth (20%).
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The data continues to show a strong correlation between the poverty level of a school and the grade it receives.  A disproportionate number of schools that earned a D or an F on this year’s report card had poverty levels above 90%.Compare that in the chart below to schools that earned A’s and B’s.

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How did your local school fare? You can find the complete listing of North Carolina schools here.

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