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UCPS 2018-19 Accountability Data Snapshot

UCPS set a five-year record under the state's School Performance Grade model during the 2018-19 school year.

From a historic increase in the number of schools that earned a grade of an A or B to significant gains in academic growth, UCPS is continually raising the bar on academic excellence in our school system.

Keep scrolling to learn more about how UCPS instructional practices are providing an environment where all students can learn and grow.

Seventeen schools earned a School Performance Grade of an A -- an all-time high for UCPS since the School Performance Grades model began.

Additionally, 18 schools earned a B.

10 schools improved one letter grade as compared to the previous school year.

In total, 90 percent of UCPS schools that received School Performance Grades earned a C or higher.

For the second consecutive year, no school earned a School Performance Grade of an F.

Growth scores are an indication of the rate at which students learned over the past year.

During the 2018-19 school year, 23 schools exceeded growth -- the highest number in the last five years.

Overall, 43 schools met or exceeded growth during the 2018-19 school year.

East Elementary and Benton Heights Elementary exceeded growth and exited low-performing status.

Fifth grade science proficiency rates increased 8.2 percentage points while eighth grade science proficiency rates increased 4.8 percentage points.

Five out of six elementary focus schools witnessed an increase in math grade level proficiency.

UCPS Focus Schools experienced sustained improvement in fourth and seventh-grade math, as a result of targeted tutoring strategies.

Since 2017-18, UCPS has provided in-school tutoring at East, Benton Heights, Marshville, Walter Bickett elementary schools and East Union and Monroe middle schools.

The UCPS Class of 2019 had a 93 percent graduation rate, up from 92.6 percent in 2018.

This marks the sixth consecutive year that the UCPS graduation rate exceeds 92 percent.

Nine out of 12 comprehensive high schools earned a graduation rate of 90 percent or higher.

Central Academy of Technology and Arts and Union County Early College both earned a 100 percent graduation rate.

For more information about the 2018-19 accountability report, visit the NC Department of Public Instruction's website.