Dear Craven County Schools Families and Community Members,
You have come to the North Carolina School Report Card website to find information about your child(ren)s school. If you are reading this letter, you are interested not only in your child’s education but also in how our schools are doing in making sure that every child is successful and growing in our classrooms daily. The North Carolina School Report Card site provides a great deal of information and data about our schools in several areas. This is the fifteenth year that the state of North Carolina has provided these letters and each year more information is available in these documents.
Providing a world class educational system is an awesome responsibility. It is a duty that we take very seriously and one that requires a large amount of work with increasingly complex requirements and demands. Our teachers and schools are working feverishly to improve instruction for our students from kindergarten to high school. At the end of the 2015-2016 school year, 32% of our schools (8 of 25) achieved a school performance grade of B or better, 88% of our schools (22 of 25) met or exceeded growth, and 36% exceeded growth (9 of 25). While we are proud of these achievements, Craven County Schools still have work to do. The data in the North Carolina School report card provides data not just about the testing results for our schools, it also provides valuable information about the educational outcomes for our students (college and career readiness indicators), the quality of our teachers and principals, school safety, access to technology, and funding sources. I encourage you to use this information to learn about your child’s school and our district as a whole.
Our teachers and our leaders are committed to continuously improving the quality of education for our students. We recognize that measuring student achievement is not only done by a multiple-choice test and the quality of our schools is not solely measured by these scores. Working in partnership with our community, Craven County Schools are examining the educational opportunities and programs we provide students to ensure that we are producing successful graduates, ready for work or postsecondary education. Craven County Schools cannot do the work that we do without the support of our parents and the community. This includes our Partners in Education volunteers and donors, parent volunteers, PTOs and PTAs, tutors and guest speakers from local and regional businesses. We thank you for your support and ask you to continue your service to our schools and to let us know how you think we can be doing better.
Highlighted throughout this data are the successes and challenges that we face in the Craven County School System. Please review this information and help us by being a part of the pursuit of our vision to transform Today’s Learner into Tomorrow’s Leaders.
Meghan S. Doyle, EdD Superintendent