New Hanover County Schools Continues to be a Top Performer at the Local, Regional and State Levels

Recently, the State released the student performance data for districts across the state. The NHCS Testing Department has broken down the data. This information will be shared with the Board of Education during its October Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 4th. I wanted to take a moment prior to the meeting to share the comparison data. As a district, we benchmark ourselves against a number of different groups. One area is the southeast regional data. Other areas of comparison include similar-size districts and urban districts. Finally, we look at how we are doing compared to charter schools in the area.

This first series of charts show how NHCS compares to various districts on End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests.

The following data chart shows NHCS compared to surrounding districts. As you can see, we continue to be the top performing district in the area.

The following data chart shows NHCS compared to surrounding districts. As you can see, we continue to be the top performing district in the area.

This data holds true when you also compare us to districts of similar size.

This data holds true when you also compare us to districts of similar size.

This chart shows us the compared to the other urban districts.

This chart shows us the compared to the other urban districts.

This second series of charts shows how we compare on the ACT, which is a national exam. Once again, NHCS outperforms the region by a considerable amount.

This second series of charts shows how we compare on the ACT, which is a national exam. Once again, NHCS outperforms the region by a considerable amount.

We also outperform districts of similar size.

We also outperform districts of similar size.

When compared to other urban districts, only Union County performs better on the ACT.

When compared to other urban districts, only Union County performs better on the ACT.

This final chart shows how all of the schools in the district rank. This includes local charter schools. As you can see, nine of the top 10 schools are New Hanover County Schools; only one charter school is in the top 10. Douglas Academy only has data for third grade, so the comparison there is difficult.

This final chart shows how all of the schools in the district rank. This includes local charter schools

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