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NEWS RELEASES 2002-03

NEWS RELEASES 2002-03 :: OCTOBER 3, 2002

STATE BOARD APPROVES CHANGES TO SCHOOLS' ABCS STATUS

At today's State Board of Education meeting, members approved the following corrections to A Report Card for the ABCs of Public Education Volume I 2001-02 Growth and Performance of North Carolina Schools:

SCHOOLCORRECTION
Riverside Elementary
Avery County School
School assigned School of Excellence status, added to the Schools of Excellence section of the report, and removed from the Schools of Distinction section of the report.
John M. Alexander Middle
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
School's status of Most Improved removed and school removed from the 10 Most Improved High Schools section of the report.  The school's grade span was changed from 6-11 to 6-8.
Crossroads Charter High
Mecklenburg County
School assigned Low-Performing Status and removed from the Schools with Unresolved Data Issues section of the report and placed in the Low-Performing Section of the report.
Troy Elementary
Montgomery County Schools
School assigned Expected Growth status and added to the Schools Making Expected Growth section of the report.  The school's grade span was changed from K-5 to K-2.

Status changes were based on feedback from schools and/or school districts following the September release of the 2001-02 ABCs Report Card. For more information, please contact Louis Fabrizio, Accountability Services, DPI, 919.807.3770.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 107 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


For more information:
NCDPI Communications and Information, 919.807.3450.