2018-2019 School Report Cards Released
On October 1, 2019, the South Carolina Department of Education and the Education Oversight Committee released school and district report cards providing school and district-level data in several areas, including but not limited to, student performance and academic growth, and school and student characteristics.
Each elementary, middle, and high school received an Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, or Unsatisfactory overall performance rating. Six of our eight York One schools increased in their overall ratings point value. The school ratings were as follows: two Excellent (Cotton Belt Elementary and Hunter Street Elementary), four Good (Hickory Grove, Harold C. Johnson, Jefferson, and York Comprehensive), and two Average (York Intermediate and York Middle).
York School District One is proud of the student growth demonstrated on this year’s report card, particularly in the area of literacy. The district attributes this growth to the focused effort of our teachers as they continue to implement a Kindergarten through eighth-grade balanced literacy curriculum. While our English Language Arts achievement level remains below the state average, the percent of our students meeting or exceeding expectations increased 4.8% from 2018, outpacing the growth of the state. The district continues to exceed the state’s percentage of students scoring meets or exceeds in mathematics. Additionally, although there was a slight decrease in our graduation rate, it remains above the state average. District and school administration remain committed to educating the whole child. The district believes the sustainable school and district improvement is based on analyzing a variety of qualitative and quantitative data; the report cards represent only one set of these measures.
Our principals, teachers, and support staff have worked tirelessly to increase academic achievement and provide innovative opportunities for our students. Schools will be sharing additional information about the report cards in the upcoming weeks.
Please click on the link below to view this year’s report cards:
South Carolina School Report Cards: https://screportcards.com/