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234 High School Circle
Murphy, NC 28906-2516
(828) 837-2426

 

 Cherokee County Schools
Grades 9-12
Regular School
Traditional Calendar

 

STUDENT PERFORMANCE
North Carolina students in grades 3-8 must complete annual ABCs End-of-Grade tests in reading and mathematics. Students enrolled in the following courses must complete End-of-Course tests: English I, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Civics & Economics, and US History. Results from tests taken by students in this school are reported below. (Please note: Chemistry, Physical Science, and Physics End-of-Course tests were not administered for ABCs calculations during 2006-07.)


Overall Student Performance
In any group where the percentage of students at a grade level is greater than 95% or less than 5%, the actual values may not be displayed because of federal privacy regulations. In these cases, the results will be shown as >95% or <5% for the group.

Performance of Students in Each Course on the ABCs End-of-Course Tests
Percentage of students' scores at or above grade level*

English I

Algebra I

Algebra II

Geometry

Biology

Chemistry

Physical Science

Physics

   Civics   & Economics

US History

Our School

81.0%

64.0%

67.0%

>95%

70.0%

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76.0%

55.0%

# of Tests Taken

157

157

130

48

148

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147

125

District

80.0%

62.0%

64.0%

74.0%

69.0%

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71.0%

51.0%

State

72.0%

67.0%

65.0%

63.0%

65.0%

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66.0%

65.0%

* If the number of students in a category is 5 or fewer, then results are not shown and are represented by a N/A.
* Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science End-of-Course tests were not administered for ABCs calculations during 2006-07.



Performance of Each Student Group on the ABCs End-of-Course Tests
The percentage of passing scores on the state End-of-Course tests grouped by gender, ethnicity and other factors.*

All

Male

Female

White

Black

Hispanic

American
Indian

Asian/
Pacific
Islander

Multi-
Racial

E.D.

N.E.D.

L.E.P.

Migrant
Students

Students
with
Disabilities

Our School

70.6%

68.1%

72.8%

71.6%

52.4%

45.8%

79.3%

N/A

57.1%

64.4%

73.9%

N/A

N/A

55.9%

# of Tests Taken

912

430

482

828

21

24

29

3

7

315

597

2

0

59

District

67.1%

64.3%

69.5%

68.1%

40.0%

51.4%

59.6%

N/A

73.7%

61.9%

70.9%

42.9%

N/A

54.3%

State

66.4%

66.8%

66.1%

77.0%

45.7%

55.0%

55.2%

78.1%

69.6%

50.7%

73.8%

38.7%

N/A

38.2%

*If the number of students in a category is 5 or fewer, then results are not shown and are represented by a N/A.
E.D. = Economically Disadvantaged Students

N.E.D. = Not Economically Disadvantaged Students

L.E.P. = Limited English Proficient Students

Click here for additional information on student performance by group.Click here for additional information on student performance by group.



Additional Student Performance Data

SAT
The percentage of high school seniors who took the SAT along with average combined scores on the SAT I verbal and SAT I math scores. Scores from the new writing portion of the SAT are not included in these percentages.

Participation Rate (%)

Average Total SAT Score

Our School

50%

1,018

District

51%

1,000

State

71%

1,004

Nation

48%

1,017



SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
Each year, schools in North Carolina may receive several designations based on their performance on the state's ABCs tests. Those designations are awarded on the basis of the percentage of students performing at grade level and on whether students have learned as much as they are expected to learn in one year. The designations earned by your school are displayed below, followed by a brief description of each designation.

Our School's Designation(s): School of Progress, Expected Growth

Percent of Schools
with Designation

Designation

Performance:
Students performing at grade level

Growth:
Learning achieved in one year

District

State

High
Growth

Expected
Growth

Expected
Growth
Not Achieved

Honor School of Excellence

At least 90% of students at grade level and the school made adequate yearly progress (AYP)

if check, high growth if check, expected growth --

0%

1%

School of Excellence

At least 90% of students at grade level

if check, high growth if check, expected growth --

0%

1%

School of Distinction

80 to 90% of students at grade level

if check, high growth if check, expected growth --

25%

6%

School of Progress

60 to 80% of students at grade level

if check, high growth if check, expected growth --

50%

46%

No Recognition

60 to 100% of students at grade level

-- -- if check, expected growth not achieved

0%

9%

Priority School

50 to 60% of students at grade level
or
Less than 50% of students at grade level

if check, high growth if check, expected growth if check, expected growth not achieved

25%

32%

Low Performing

Less than 50% of students at grade level

-- -- if check, expected growth not achieved

0%

5%



Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Results
North Carolina has set target goals that schools must meet to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

AYP

Targets

Our school made adequate yearly progress.

We met 13 of our 13 performance targets.  

Click here for more information on AYP by student group and subject.Click here for additional information on AYP by student group and subject.

School Improvement Status
Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), schools enter Title I School Improvement status by not meeting target goals in the same subject (reading or mathematics) for two years in a row. A school in Title I School Improvement status must take certain measures to improve performance.
Our school is not in school improvement status.
Click here for information on student performance on End of Course tests by group and subject. Click here for information on student performance on End of Course tests by group and subject.

AYP Graduation Rate
This reflects the cohort percentage of students who graduated with a regular diploma in four years or less.
Our school met its four-year cohort graduation target.

Four-Year
Cohort Graduation Rate

Our School

88.2%

District

78.7%

State

69.5%


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Highly Qualified Teachers
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