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Accountability Letter 2016-17


Dear Interested Patrons,


The Newton Conover City Schools System is pleased to present data from the North Carolina School Report Cards process for the 2016-17 school year. Data from our two high schools, one middle school, three elementary schools, and the special program at Conover School are provided to show how we are progressing with respect to academic growth and performance, school safety, class size demographics, technology access, teacher quality, and attendance.


We are very proud of our results from this past year. In fact, it was the most successful school year in our history. We had the 2nd highest graduation rate in North Carolina (96.8%) this year. Additionally, 100% of our schools met or exceeded the North Carolina Accountability growth projections. Also, we have no low-performing schools and every one of our schools were given a letter grade of A-C. In fact, we are one of 6 school districts in North Carolina (out of 116) with every school meeting or exceeding growth standards and being rated A-C. We are very proud of our students.


We are keeping more students in school than almost everyone else and we are getting proficiencies at higher rates. From winning 13 state athletic team championships in six different sports, to Newton-Conover Middle School being named a National School to Watch by The National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, N-CCS is a district which prioritizes the continuous growth and success of the Whole Child. There is always room for improvement, but a comparison of progress over the past several years will clearly show that we are a system that is succeeding in helping all children. We are seeing achievement gaps closed, thanks to the tremendous work of our teachers, teacher assistants, principals, and supportive staff. Most importantly, our students and their families are working hard to assist us in helping them. It is an exciting partnership and we are grateful for the spirit of cooperation.


There are many factors that influence the data that you are reviewing. If you have any concerns or questions you are encouraged to contact the principal at your child’s school. All of us are fortunate that North Carolina has taken a huge role in transforming the delivery of instruction, and this report is just one example of our state’s commitment to helping all students regardless of geographic location, background, or personal challenges.


Thank you for taking the time to review this information. We remain committed to providing the best possible education for each and every child, and are pleased to work with such a wonderful community.




Dr. David Stegall