Thursday, 10 September 2015
Report cards came out last week, but it wasn't the students who were worried, it was the schools. For the second year, the State Board of Education released the school performance report cards. This year's grades showed that across the state, 72 percent of public schools earned a letter grade of "C" or better.
While only 28 percent of schools received a D or F on the report cards, one Macon County School found themselves in the bottom percentile. The student achievement portion of the Student Performance Grade is based on reading and math scores at each school. Mountain View Intermediate School was awarded a "D" grade from the state, while Cartoogechaye, Iotla Valley and East Franklin Elementary Schools, Franklin High School, Macon Middle School, and Nantahala School all received a "C." South Macon Elementary, Macon Early College, and Highlands School ranked in the top all with "B" letter grades.
For the 2013-14 school year, the first year letter grades were given to schools, Macon County Schools had three schools, Highlands, Macon Early College, and Franklin High School to earn a B. All other schools in the district received a C.