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The state published the performance grades for public schools Wednesday and it was a case good and bad news for Iredell-Statesville Schools.

Deputy Superintendent Melanie Taylor said scores are determined by testing scores and the school’s growth compared to years past. Scores determine 80% of the grade, and growth determines 20%.

An ISS press release indicated 17 of 36 ISS schools received an A or B grade.

Twenty-four schools met their growth goals. Half of those exceeded their growth expectation.

“As a district we are proud of the improvements that we saw last year, especially the district overall improvements at the elementary level,” Taylor said.

However, N.B. Mills Elementary School's score fell from a D to an F, and Statesville Middle School continues to have an F grade.

“All along, school districts have concern with the way that the formula is, it really does track poverty,” Taylor said.

Taylor said school districts all over the state have the same concern as ISS.

N.B. Mills has a 90% poverty rate, and Statesville Middle has a poverty rate of 87%.

“Many times, students of poverty come to us, and they’re much more behind than students from more affluent neighborhoods,” Taylor said.

Because these students may be behind the state’s expectation, schools with large populations of impoverished students don’t get as much credit for growth they achieved throughout the year. Taylor said while a school may have grown a student by a year, the student could have come to the school three years behind.

Taylor said all of the schools received additional supports, content coaches and staff members to help with the program.

N.B. Mills and Statesville Middle, along with Troutman Middle School and Statesville High School, all started “Restart” programs after receiving last year’s performance grades. Taylor said Restart programs differ depending on a school’s needs.

N.B. Mills and Statesville Middle have started implementing the Ron Clark house system where students in all grades are sorted into different houses. Taylor said the goal is to build a sense of family throughout the school regardless of what class or grade the students are in.

Troutman Middle worked on the curriculums and Statesville High improved its “AVID” or Advancement Via Individual Determination program, which attempts to lessen the opportunity gap.

“It’s disappointing for them (the schools) when they didn’t see the progress they wanted to see,” Taylor said. “They’re trying to continue working on it.”

Taylor said big changes to a system can take three to five years to create significant results. Each school has only been a Restart school for a year.

However, ISS’s improvement should not be ignored.

Taylor said the district’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support process is helping students across the county.

Through the process, district leadership looks at student data throughout the school year, implementing intervention when they see a need for it. Taylor said that intervention could be remedial education or efforts beyond academic, considering the effects social and economic status can have on academic performance.

“We still have some areas for improvement and our schools are already digging in to identify gap areas, refocus the curriculum and provide interventions,” Taylor said.

Mooresville Graded Schools

Mooresville Graded School District illustrated improvements this year. Two of eight schools improved its grades, and only one didn’t meet the school’s growth goal.

Mooresville Intermediate School and Rocky River Elementary improved by a grade level. Mooresville Middle School didn’t meet its growth goal. Its grade is a C.

2018-19 School Performance Scores

The North Carolina Department of Education has released the 2018-19 school performance grades. 

The School Achievement Score (80%) and School Growth Score (20%) are combined to create the School Performance Score. 

Here's a look at schools in Iredell-Statesville Schools, Moroesville Graded School District, Iredell County charter schools and some surrounding counties. 

School District School Name School Performance Grade School Performance Score School Achievement Score School Growth Score School Growth Goals
Alexander County Schools Alexander Central High B 70 69.3 72.4 Met
Alexander County Schools Alexander Early College A 87 87.2 84.5 Met
Alexander County Schools Bethlehem Elementary B 70 66.6 83.2 Met
Alexander County Schools East Alexander Middle C 63 60.7 71.8 Met
Alexander County Schools Ellendale Elementary B 71 69.0 77.2 Met
Alexander County Schools Hiddenite Elementary C 62 56.0 84.7 Met
Alexander County Schools Stony Point Elementary C 67 63.5 81.1 Met
Alexander County Schools Sugar Loaf Elementary B 71 72.5 66.4 Not Met
Alexander County Schools Taylorsville Elementary B 77 75.6 83.2 Met
Alexander County Schools West Alexander Middle B 74 70.3 88.9 Exceeded
Alexander County Schools Wittenburg Elementary B 72 71.2 73.6 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Agriculture and Science Early College A 88 87.2 89.4 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Brawley Middle B 71 73.5 61.4 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Career Academy and Technical School C 58 57.9 59.7 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Celeste Henkel Elementary C 67 63.2 83.0 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Central Elementary A 86 85.3 88.2 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Coddle Creek Elementary B 73 70.6 84.8 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Cloverleaf Elementary D 47 40.1 75.8 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Collaborative College for Technology A 96 98.6 85.2 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Cool Spring Elementary B 79 77.3 84.8 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools East Iredell Elementary C 61 55.2 85.4 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools East Iredell Middle D 51 41.7 87.6 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Harmony Elementary B 71 66.5 87.1 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Lake Norman High B 83 81.6 88.1 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Lake Norman Elementary B 82 80.5 88.0 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Lakeshore Elementary B 73 70.0 85.0 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Lakeshore Middle C 66 67.1 63.4 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Mount Mourne School A 95 96.6 88.9 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools N B Mills Elementary F 37 30.5 61.0 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools North Iredell High C 58 59.5 50.0 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Northview School A 92 94.6 83.9 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Scotts Elementary B 72 67.4 88.7 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools North Iredell Middle C 67 62.7 84.9 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Pressly School ALT
Iredell-Statesville Schools Statesville Middle F 35 26.1 72.7 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Statesville High D 50 47.1 59.1 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Crossroads Arts Sciences Early College A 91 93.8 80.4 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Sharon Elementary B 77 75.0 84.7 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Shepherd Elementary C 69 66.1 78.7 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools South Iredell High B 73 76.1 59.3 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Third Creek Elementary C 61 53.5 90.1 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Troutman Elementary C 66 61.8 82.8 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Troutman Middle D 54 52.9 56.1 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Union Grove Elementary C 56 49.8 80.0 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools West Iredell High C 60 60.8 59.1 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools West Iredell Middle C 58 52.2 80.0 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Woodland Heights Elementary B 75 77.2 65.6 Not Met
Mooresville City Schools East Mooresville Intermediate B 74 70.8 85.1 Exceeded
Mooresville City Schools NF Woods Campus I
Mooresville City Schools Mooresville Intermediate B 72 69.9 78.6 Met
Mooresville City Schools Mooresville Middle C 69 70.4 62.2 Not Met
Mooresville City Schools Mooresville High School B 80 76.9 91.3 Exceeded
Mooresville City Schools Park View Elementary B 72 68.7 83.7 Met
Mooresville City Schools Rocky River Elementary A 86 87.5 78.4 Met
Mooresville City Schools South Elementary B 73 72.2 75.6 Met
Lincoln County Schools Asbury Academy ALT
Lincoln County Schools Battleground Elementary D 53 46.7 78.1 Met
Lincoln County Schools Catawba Springs Elementary B 83 82.1 84.2 Met
Lincoln County Schools GE Massey Elementary C 64 59.8 78.7 Met
Lincoln County Schools East Lincoln High B 72 76.3 54.6 Not Met
Lincoln County Schools East Lincoln Middle B 76 75.3 81.1 Met
Lincoln County Schools Iron Station Elementary C 67 63.2 84.2 Met
Lincoln County Schools LCST I
Lincoln County Schools Lincolnton High C 68 69.7 63.4 Not Met
Lincoln County Schools Lincolnton Middle C 66 60.8 87.5 Exceeded
Lincoln County Schools Love Memorial Elementary B 70 67.7 78.4 Met
Lincoln County Schools Childers Elementary C 63 59.3 79.8 Met
Lincoln County Schools North Brook Elementary C 64 61.6 73.6 Met
Lincoln County Schools North Lincoln High B 83 84.7 74.6 Met
Lincoln County Schools Pumpkin Center Primary B 72
Lincoln County Schools Pumpkin Center Intermediate B 72 70.4 80.2 Met
Lincoln County Schools North Lincoln Middle B 77 77.0 77.5 Met
Lincoln County Schools Rock Springs Elementary A 85 85.2 84.9 Met
Lincoln County Schools S Ray Lowder Elementary C 60 54.9 80.3 Met
Lincoln County Schools St James Elementary B 82 81.6 82.8 Met
Lincoln County Schools Union Elementary B 83 81.5 89.3 Exceeded
Lincoln County Schools West Lincoln High C 66 68.9 54.3 Not Met
Lincoln County Schools West Lincoln Middle C 61 61.7 56.3 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Henderson High ALT
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Bostian Elementary C 69 67.0 78.5 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Erwin Middle D 46 45.4 50.4 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Overton Elementary D 44 37.6 67.3 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools China Grove Elementary D 52 45.6 78.8 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools China Grove Middle C 55 53.2 60.7 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Corriher Lipe Middle D 49 46.1 58.6 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools East Rowan High C 67 62.8 82.3 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Koontz Elementary F 26 17.1 59.1 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Shive Elementary C 60 58.3 68.0 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Enochville Elementary C 58 54.6 73.3 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Faith Elementary B 72 67.3 89.5 Exceeded
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Granite Quarry Elementary C 61 58.6 71.0 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Isenberg Elementary D 54 45.7 85.9 Exceeded
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Dole Elementary D 40 33.1 70.0 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Hurley Elementary F 35 26.6 70.2 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Carson High B 71 68.0 80.5 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Knollwood Elementary D 49 41.4 77.4 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Knox Middle F 26 20.6 50.0 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Landis Elementary C 65 63.5 72.1 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Millbridge Elementary C 56 55.5 60.4 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Morgan Elementary C 63 58.4 83.7 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Mt Ulla Elementary C 69 65.5 83.7 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools North Rowan Elementary F 37 26.1 82.1 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools North Rowan High D 49 47.2 55.9 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools North Rowan Middle F 33 26.8 57.5 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Rockwell Elementary C 59 55.6 74.9 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Rowan Co Early College B 84 84.8 83.0 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Salisbury High D 54 52.9 60.0 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Southeast Middle D 46 42.9 59.0 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools South Rowan High C 59 58.7 58.9 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools West Rowan Elementary C 62 60.9 65.0 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools West Rowan High C 60 57.4 71.2 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools West Rowan Middle D 51 47.2 68.3 Not Met
Charter Schools American Renaissance School B 71 67.1 87.6 Exceeded
Charter Schools Success Institute Charter D 45 35.0 83.8 Met
Charter Schools Pine Lake Preparatory A 87 88.4 81.0 Met
Charter Schools Langtree Charter Academy C 67 68.5 59.3 Not Met
Charter Schools Iredell Charter Academy D 49 46.9 58.4 Not Met
Charter Schools Lake Norman Charter A 91 90.2 95.6 Exceeded

Regional School Performance Scores, 2017-18

DISTRICT SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADE PERFORMANCE SCORE ACHIEVEMENT SCORE GROWTH SCORE GROWTH STATUS
Catawba County Schools Harry M Arndt Middle B 72 65.3 98.3 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Balls Creek Elementary B 74 70.0 88.0 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Bandys High B 75 76.2 68.7 Not Met
Catawba County Schools Banoak Elementary C 62 60.3 68.1 Not Met
Catawba County Schools Blackburn Elementary B 70 66.0 84.7 Met
Catawba County Schools Bunker Hill High C 64 64.1 65.1 Not Met
Catawba County Schools Catawba Rosenwald Education Center ALT
Catawba County Schools Catawba Elementary School C 63 56.6 86.6 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Challenger Early College High A 94 96.3 86.7 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Charles H Tuttle Elementary B 71 67.5 84.0 Met
Catawba County Schools Claremont Elementary C 62 56.4 84.1 Met
Catawba County Schools Clyde Campbell Elementary B 73 68.0 91.9 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Fred T Foard High B 72 72.1 70.8 Met
Catawba County Schools Jacobs Fork Middle B 77 71.5 100.0 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Lyle Creek Elementary C 62 55.3 87.2 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Maiden Elementary C 63 60.9 71.3 Met
Catawba County Schools Maiden Middle School C 67 64.0 80.3 Met
Catawba County Schools Maiden High B 73 71.5 81.4 Met
Catawba County Schools Mill Creek Middle C 65 66.4 59.1 Not Met
Catawba County Schools Mountain View Elementary B 80 77.3 90.3 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Oxford Elementary C 64 57.9 89.8 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools River Bend Middle C 66 60.5 88.5 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Sherrills Ford Elementary B 79 77.5 85.8 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Saint Stephens Elementary C 61 53.3 93.2 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Saint Stephens High B 73 70.8 80.7 Met
Catawba County Schools Snow Creek Elementary B 72 68.1 87.4 Exceeded
Catawba County Schools Startown Elementary B 73 71.4 77.5 Met
Catawba County Schools Webb A Murray Elementary C 65 61.5 78.9 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Agriculture and Science Early College A 87 86.8 90.0 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Brawley Middle B 78 75.4 86.6 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Career Academy and Technical School C 62 62.0
Iredell-Statesville Schools Celeste Henkel Elementary C 65 59.8 87.6 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Central Elementary B 82 82.5 80.0 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Coddle Creek Elementary B 71 70.0 76.7 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Cloverleaf Elementary D 45 37.3 73.3 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Collaborative College for Technology A 95 98.3 84.1 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Cool Spring Elementary B 81 79.5 85.1 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools East Iredell Elementary C 59 52.5 86.3 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools East Iredell Middle D 47 38.0 81.1 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Harmony Elementary B 74 70.9 86.2 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Lake Norman High A 87 84.6 94.1 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Lake Norman Elementary B 84 81.6 93.7 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Lakeshore Elementary B 74 72.9 77.3 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Lakeshore Middle B 73 68.2 93.5 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Mount Mourne School A 91 94.5 76.4 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools N B Mills Elementary D 40 36.6 52.4 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools North Iredell High C 61 63.7 50.7 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Northview School A 94 94.6 92.9 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Scotts Elementary C 55 51.9 66.6 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools North Iredell Middle C 57 55.2 66.5 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Pressly School ALT
Iredell-Statesville Schools Statesville Middle F 34 23.8 75.7 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Statesville High D 54 51.7 63.6 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Crossroads Arts Sciences Early College A 91 91.6 89.3 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Sharon Elementary B 77 74.3 86.8 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Shepherd Elementary C 65 65.5 64.8 Not Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools South Iredell High B 78 79.1 73.8 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Third Creek Elementary C 58 49.2 90.9 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Troutman Elementary C 67 63.0 83.4 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Troutman Middle C 55 50.0 77.1 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools Union Grove Elementary C 56 52.1 71.0 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools West Iredell High C 66 64.4 72.5 Met
Iredell-Statesville Schools West Iredell Middle C 58 49.7 90.0 Exceeded
Iredell-Statesville Schools Woodland Heights Elementary B 82 83.3 74.7 Met
Mooresville City Schools East Mooresville Intermediate B 74 73.6 73.9 Met
Mooresville City Schools NF Woods Campus I
Mooresville City Schools Mooresville Intermediate C 65 66.4 57.3 Not Met
Mooresville City Schools Mooresville Middle C 69 70.3 65.9 Not Met
Mooresville City Schools Mooresville High School B 81 79.0 89.2 Exceeded
Mooresville City Schools Park View Elementary B 79 77.5 86.7 Exceeded
Mooresville City Schools Rocky River Elementary B 81 81.7 79.9 Met
Mooresville City Schools South Elementary B 78 76.7 82.4 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Henderson High ALT
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Bostian Elementary B 76 73.9 85.7 Exceeded
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Erwin Middle D 45 43.1 52.4 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Overton Elementary D 43 35.6 70.6 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools China Grove Elementary C 55 48.1 81.4 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools China Grove Middle C 55 51.8 65.9 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Cleveland Elementary C 57 54.1 69.0 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Corriher Lipe Middle D 43 39.0 59.8 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools East Rowan High C 67 62.2 86.3 Exceeded
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Koontz Elementary F 25 18.1 52.1 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Shive Elementary C 56 56.1 54.5 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Enochville Elementary C 61 58.4 72.1 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Faith Elementary B 71 67.8 82.8 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Granite Quarry Elementary C 58 57.1 62.4 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Isenberg Elementary D 49 40.3 83.3 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Dole Elementary D 44 34.1 81.9 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Hurley Elementary D 43 33.8 81.4 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Carson High B 72 69.1 85.5 Exceeded
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Knollwood Elementary D 47 39.3 79.1 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Knox Middle F 35 30.0 56.4 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Landis Elementary C 62 57.3 81.1 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Millbridge Elementary C 57 56.4 61.0 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Morgan Elementary C 67 65.8 72.9 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Mt Ulla Elementary C 64 60.7 79.2 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools North Rowan Elementary F 35 27.3 67.5 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools North Rowan High D 52 49.5 61.0 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools North Rowan Middle F 33 28.4 52.6 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Rockwell Elementary C 59 57.5 66.4 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Rowan Co Early College A 89 89.7 86.3 Exceeded
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Salisbury High C 57 54.7 65.0 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Southeast Middle D 45 41.6 59.0 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools South Rowan High C 64 61.8 71.7 Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools West Rowan High C 69 63.7 88.0 Exceeded
Rowan-Salisbury Schools West Rowan Middle F 39 35.7 54.2 Not Met
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Woodleaf Elementary C 69 65.8 83.9 Met
Charter Schools American Renaissance School B 70 64.9 90.7 Exceeded
Charter Schools Pine Lake Preparatory B 82 85.9 65.1 Not Met
Charter Schools Langtree Charter Academy C 65 68.1 54.1 Not Met
Charter Schools Iredell Charter Academy C 55 51.1 68.7 Not Met

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