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Preliminary ABCs Show Most DPS Schools Reporting Progress

July 21, 2010


CONTACT:  Dr. Lewis Ferebee, Chief of Staff,  919-560-3874

DURHAM—Preliminary ABCs of Accountability results indicate that the majority of schools in the district reported increases in overall performance in the 2009-10 school year.

According to the preliminary results, 41 of 49 schools measured reported increases in their overall performance composites.  The DPS Hospital School and Holton Career and Resource Center are not measured, as students are tested at their home schools. Lakeview and Performance Learning Center are measured with alternative assessments.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Twenty of 29 elementary schools increased their performance composite (one school’s composite was unchanged).
  • Four elementary schools increased performance composites by at least 10 percentage points.  They are C.C. Spaulding, Fayetteville Street, Lakewood, Merrick-Moore.
  • Six schools previously under 50 percent in 2009 improved their performance composites to more than 50 percent in 2010. They are Burton, Spaulding, Eastway, Fayetteville Street, Lakewood and Merrick-Moore Elementary Schools.
  • Nine of 10 middle schools increased their performance composite.
  • All 11 high schools measured increased their performance composites.
  • Nine high schools improved their performance composites by at least 10 percentage points. They are Hillside, Hillside New Tech, Northern, Riverside, Southern, Southern School of Engineering, Performance Learning Center, J.D. Clement Early College and City of Medicine Academy.

It is important to note that this is preliminary data.  The N.C. Department of Public Instruction will release its ABCs of Accountability report on August 5.  This report will include how many schools met their growth goals for the 2009-10 school year.


For more information on federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results, visit http://www.dpsnc.net/ayp.