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Marvin Ridge High School Earns an "A" in New School Performance Grading System

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, per legislation, school performance grades of (A-F) based on test scores, and for high schools, additional indicators that measure college and career readiness, are being reported. The School Performance Grades are based on student achievement (80%) and growth (20%). The School Performance Grades results from 2013-14 were released to the public for the first time on Thursday, February 5, 2014.

In this new grading system, Marvin Ridge High School achieved an overall score of 91%, which equates to an A letter grade in the state’s rating scale. Only 5% (132 schools) of the more than 2000 schools in the state have achieved an overall letter grade of an A, based on data from the 2013-14 school year! Way to go Mavericks!

For a high school, the following indicators are used for the student achievement calculation:

-End of Course (EOC assessments) in Math I, Biology I, and English II (Level 3 and above- MRHS students achieved approximately 86% proficient in these 3 areas combined)
-The percentage of graduates who complete Algebra II, Math III, or Integrated Math III with a passing grade (Greater than 95% of MRHS students achieved this.)
-The percentage of grade 11 students who achieve the minimum score (composite score of 17) required for admission into a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina on The ACT (95% of MRHS students achieved this.)
-The percentage of graduates identified as Career and Technical Education concentrators who meet the Silver Certificate or higher on the ACT WorkKeys assessment (92% of MRHS 13-14 graduates achieved this.)
-The percentage of students who graduate within four years of entering high school (99.4% was the graduation rate for the MRHS 13-14 four-year cohort.)

Click here to see a “Snapshot” summary of the 2013-14 School Report Card for

Marvin Ridge High School. This snapshot includes more information about the performance grade, growth status, school profile, student performance across achievement levels on the End of Course tests, a staff profile, information about school safety, and technology.

These statistics represent a tremendously successful collaborative effort among students, staff and parents! We are truly One Team on One Mission at Marvin Ridge!

For a complete reference of information available from the 2013-14 report cards, please go to the following website, http://www.ncpublicschools.org/src

Written by: Donna Cook, Principal
Posted: Feb 10, 2015 by Lisa Justice

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