School Report Card
The Department of Public Instruction publishes report cards for all public schools in North Carolina for each school year. The North Carolina School Report Card is one of the state’s most comprehensive resources for information about student achievement, class size, school safety, school technology, and teacher quality at the school, district and state levels.
Schools in North Carolina may receive several designations based on their performance on the state standardized tests. These designations are awarded on the basis of the percentage of students performing at grade level and on whether students have learned as much as they are expected to learn in one year.
Note on absent data: The U.S. Department of Education and the North Carolina General Assembly (Session Law 2021-130) waived requirements for reporting the school-level accountability model and School Performance Grades for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school year.
2020-21: No Score
2019-20: No Score
2018-19: Grade B with an overall performance grade of 70
2017-18: Grade B with an overall performance grade of 70
2016-17: Grade B with an overall performance grade of 74
2015-16: Grade B with an overall performance grade of 70
2014-15: Grade B with an overall performance grade of 73
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Overview of North Carolina Testing
The North Carolina Accountability Model (adopted in 2017-2018) acknowledges we owe every child an education that properly prepares them for their next big steps after graduation – college, career, and adulthood.
The North Carolina Department of Public Education Accountability Services Division is committed to evaluating how students are learning and where we must make improvements based on performance indicators, progress indicators, and growth indicators. North Carolina Testing Program The following tests will be given during the 2019-2020 school year. It is required that all students in Buncombe County Schools participate in the state testing program.
Elementary and Middle School Grades 3-8
- Students at grade 3 take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading Test between the 11th and 15th day of the school year.
- Students at grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 take End-of-Grade tests in English Language Arts/Reading and Mathematics during the last 10 days of the school year.
- Students at grades 5 and 8 take End-of-Grade tests in English Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, and Science during the last 10 days of the school year.