Parents and community members can view information about Richmond County Schools and other school districts across the state when the North Carolina School Report Cards are released today.
The report card highlights RCS for 2010-11 school year and includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, school facilities, instructional resources and teacher quality.
“The N.C. School Report Cards also include our standings within the federal Adequate Yearly Progress targets, and the state accountability program, ABCs of Public Education,” said Steve Lear, director of testing and accountability. “Report card data is available for each of our schools, for the school district and for the state’s education system as a whole.”
Each RCS student will receive a hard copy of his or her school’s report card to share with his or her family at home. Copies of the district report card will be available in every school’s front office.
Beginning today, the complete North Carolina Report Card website will also be available online at www.ncreportcards.org. A two-page summary, the Report Card Snapshot, for Richmond County Schools is also available at the site.
“We want all stakeholders to be well-informed about our schools,” said Superintendent George Norris.
“It is important for parents and community members to note that while the numbers in the Report Cards are important indicators of how our schools and students are performing, we consider parent and community involvement equally important. Although we are not able to measure involvement in the same terms that we measure testing and other information, we recognize how vital it is to the success of our students, staff and entire school system,” Norris said.