Thirty-two of the 47 public schools in Union County performed at “high academic growth,” according to North Carolina standards released late last week.
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Thirteen other schools performed at “expected growth,” according to the s ABCs of Public Education Accountability Model.
“The results are extremely good, when you see 68 percent of your schools make higher academic growth and 28 percent make expected growth,” said Luan Ingram, a spokeswoman for Union County Public Schools.
This report comes just weeks after the school showed solid performance in closing the performance gap among minority students. Union County public schools officials announced last month that the system ranks first among the state's nine largest school systems in the percentage of schools meeting 100 percent of Adequate Yearly Progress goals. Known as AYP, the goals are set to make sure all students are progressing toward a high uniform standard.
Union County Public Schools for years has enjoyed status among the state's best systems and has been one of the key attractions for newcomers.
The announcements of strong performance come as the system prepares for students to return to class on Aug. 25.
To see how all the schools in Union County performed, go to http://abcs.ncpublicschools.org/abcs/abcVol1List.jsp?pYear=2007-2008&pList=1&pListVal=900 For comments from Union County Public Schools Superintendent Ed Davis, see Sunday's edition of Neighbors of Union County.