Buncombe County Schools’ Performance Grades

Last week the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the school performance results for the 2014-15 school year. The General Assembly requires every North Carolina public school to receive an A through F performance grade.

The grades are based on standardized end-of-grade tests in reading and math for grades three through eight, science in grades five and eight and end-of-course tests in three high school subjects. High schools are also evaluated on their graduation rate, ACT and ACT WorkKeys results and percentage of students who complete Math III.

It’s important to know that schools are being graded on a curve easier than students must meet, with an 85 out of 100 still earning an  A; a 15 point grading scale is used. Buncombe County Schools had 23 out of 39 schools score below a grade of 70 prior to the curving of the grades.

2014-15 Performance Grades

HIGH SCHOOLS

PerformanceScore Letter Grade*

(curved)

Did Not Meet Academic Growth Goals Met Academic Growth Goals Exceeded Academic Growth Goals
Nesbitt Discovery Academy 94 A X
Early College 91 A X
A.C. Reynolds High School 77 B X
North Buncombe High School 75 B X
T.C. Roberson High School 73 B X
C.D. Owen High School 67 C X
Enka High School 63 C X
C. A. Erwin High School 62 C X
MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Cane Creek Middle 77 B X
Valley Springs Middle 74 B X
A.C. Reynolds Middle 66 C X
North Buncombe Middle 66 C X
C.D. Owen Middle 60 C X
Enka Middle 58 C X
C. A. Erwin Middle 52 D X
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Pisgah Elementary 80 B X
Glen Arden 76 B X
Charles C. Bell (tie) 73 B X
Hominy Valley (tie) 73 B X
W. Buncombe 71 B X
William W. Estes 71 B X
Fairview (tie) 70 B X
Haw Creek (tie) 70 B X
Weaverville Elementary (tie) 70 B X
Woodfin 68 C X
Barnardsville 67 C X
W.D. Williams 66 C X
North Buncombe Elem. 66 C X
Black Mountain Elem. 62 C X
Elementary Schools

Continued

PerformanceScore Letter Grade*

(curved)

Did Not Meet Academic Growth Goals Met Academic Growth Goals Exceeded Academic Growth Goals
Avery’s Creek (tie) 61 C X
Leicester (tie) 61 C X
Sand Hill-Venable 58 C X
Candler 59 C X
Oakley 56 C X
Emma 51 D X
Johnston 46 D X
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS
North Windy Ridge (5th-6th) 67 C X
Koontz (5th-6th) 63 C X
Eblen (5th-6th) 56 C X

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