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Craven County Schools Makes Gains with 2021-2022 School Performance Results

September 2, 2022

Press Release


Craven County Schools Celebrates Gains in School Performance Results for 2021-2022


New Bern, NC- The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the 2021-2022 school performance results on Thursday, September 1, 2022, to the State Board of Education for all Local Education Agencies (LEA) in the state. These results are used to calculate the school performance letter grades with 80% percent of the calculation based on proficiency results on the state’s standardized tests and 20% percent based on the academic growth of students.

Academic growth is an indication of the progress that students in the school made over the previous year. The standard is roughly equivalent to a year’s worth of growth for a year of instruction. Growth is reported for each school as 1) Exceeded Growth Expectations, 2) Met Growth Expectations, or 3) Did Not Meet Growth Expectations as measured by EVAAS, a statistical tool North Carolina uses to measure student growth when common assessments are administered.

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The total school performance score is converted to a 100-point scale and then used to determine a school performance grade of A, B, C, D or F. The final grade is based on a 15-point scale: A: 85-100 B: 70-84 C: 55-69 D: 40-54 F: Less than 40.  This is the first time school performance grades have been calculated since the 2018-2019 school year due to COVID.

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Based on the 2021-2022 Accountability Results, Craven County Schools celebrates the following accomplishments:

  • The overall district grade level proficiency (GLP) for all grades and tested subjects is 51.3% (up 8.6 % from last year and is directly aligned with the state at 51.4%).
  • 22 of 26 schools (85%) Met or Exceeded Expected Growth (up from 80% last year).
  • 17 of our 26 schools (65%) earned a letter grade of C or better.
  • The district grade level proficiency (GLP) for mathematics is 47% (an increase of 12.8%).
  • The district grade level proficiency (GLP) in science is 64.7% (up from 55.1% last year).


Dr. Miller, Superintendent, shares, “I am extremely proud of the work of our educators and students last year and their resiliency during the pandemic. While we celebrate our growth, our results are a strong indicator of the importance of face-to-face instruction being delivered consistently to our students. We applaud these significant gains while understanding our work is not done yet. Our plan is to continue focusing on our core instruction and providing the needed supports to help all schools in meeting or exceeding growth. Based on the strides Craven County Schools made last year on our overall performance composite, from 58th in the state to 48th, I know we can be one of the top performing school districts in the state.”

It is important that our stakeholders are aware that these are not the only indicators that truly define the success of all our students. Although these data points evaluate the measures determined by the North Carolina General Assembly and Department of Public of Instruction, our Board of Education firmly believes our schools and students are more than a letter grade. It is our goal that the information provided in the school report card snapshot is used to better understand our schools, but not the only information used to assess the quality of the teaching, learning, and care provided to our students.

To view the school performance results and the key indicators for all schools which will be available on the NC School Report Card click here.