Report shows issues, strengths of Ashley High School

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Ashley High School has had its share of issues over the past 12 months. We are learning more about what’s happening there from an external report released Thursday. This report shows where one outside group thinks those struggles truly lie.

Overall the report says teachers do a good job of managing their learning environment. Though the school still scores below average by Advanced standards. It also says students remain moderately engaged though those scores are below average too.

The report says the biggest issues at the school, for academics, came from students learning about diversity. It says little evidence exists in support of students learning about their own or other cultures.  It says black students perform lowest at the school and the achievement gap between black and white students continues to differ greatly.

The report also addresses the schools leadership including the performance of then principal Jackson Norvell. The report shows the schools leadership scores below average in every single category except for one.

Norvell was transferred out of Ashley to be principal of Wrightsville Beach Elementary School in the midst of transfers of other principals as well.

The report concludes the success of the high school going forward is contingent on faculty, staff, and students working together to resolve the schools on going issues.

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