LUMBERTON – The Public Schools of Robeson County has made significant gains this past academic year when compared to other low-performing districts across the state, as determined by 2021-22 test results.
Approximately 80.6% of our schools either met or exceeded growth compared to the 70% reflected in school growth across the state.
Low-performing districts are defined as districts with more than 50% of schools identified as low-performing schools. There have been 29 low-performing districts identified.
Here is how the school districts across the state compare:
● Guilford County Schools - 50.9
● Harnett County Schools - 52.0
● Vance County Schools - 53.3
● Granville County Schools - 56.3
● Bertie County Schools - 57.1
● Robeson County Schools - 57.1
● Beaufort County Schools - 58.3
● Greene County Schools - 60.0
● Roanoke Rapids City Schools - 60.0
● Jones County Schools - 60.0
● Nash County Public Schools - 62.5
● Halifax County Schools - 63.6
● Anson County Schools - 66.7
● Caswell County Schools - 66.7
● Graham County Schools - 66.7
● Pasquotank County Schools - 66.7
● Tyrrell County Schools - 66.7
● Columbus County Schools - 71.4
● Edgecombe County Public Schools - 71.4
● Warren County Schools - 71.4
● Kannapolis City Schools - 75.0
● Thomasville City Schools - 75.0
● Martin County Schools - 75.0
● Asheboro City Schools - 75.0
● Rowan-Salisbury Schools - 75.0
● Washington County Schools - 75.0
● Lexington City Schools - 80.0
● Northampton County Schools - 80.0
● Hertford County Schools - 83.3
The school district has put several measures into place to exit the designation including the launch of a new EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum and Eureka Math²™ (Eureka Math Squared for K-7 grades). The district has increased instructional time each day by 15 minutes and has put extra support in place at schools including academic coaches.
“We are working to improve our district and enhance learning opportunities for each and every student,” said Dr. Robert Locklear, assistant superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability at PSRC.
“We ask that parents support instructional efforts at home and continue to work alongside the district to provide our children with the best educational experience possible. Thank you, parents and guardians, for your continued support and we look forward to further strengthening our collaboration with you this year,” Locklear added.