Brunswick schools results show slight grad growth, no failing schools


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — State Board of Education leaders released student, school performance grades this morning. In Brunswick County, the majority of schools received a C grade.

The assessments are based on standards that gauge grade-level proficiency (GLP) and career and college readiness (CCR), among other data.

A BCS spokeswoman said graduation rates grew by 1% from last year to 83.1%. The state average is 85.4%. Spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said last year was a dip in graduation rates from previous years of an upward trend, so school leaders are encouraged by the new percentage. Swencki added 83% of schools received a grade of C or better, which is above the state average.

Click here to see the school grades.

In terms of school grades, a majority of them remained in the middle of the scoring:

  • No elementary school received an A or F score, and only one received a B – Union Elementary. Two elementary schools received a D – Jessie Mae and Supply. All 7 remaining schools received a C.
  • No middle school received an A, B or F. Cedar Grove Middle was the only school to receive a D.
  • Early College High School was the only high school to receive an A score. North Brunswick received a C, while South and West Brunswick received B scores.

“We have some work to do K-5 in reading,” Chief Academic Officer Dr. Deanne Meadows said. “And so we’re going to look closely at our reading instruction and our reading interventions and make some adjustments in terms of what’s happening in the classroom in regards to reading.”

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