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School Accountability Results from 2017-2018 Go Live!

Bertie County Schools holding steady


WINDSOR—For a third consecutive academic cycle, there are no “F” schools in Bertie County Schools!


Sept. 5, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the accountability data for the 2017-2018 school year.


Results show that Bertie County Schools remain consistent from 2016-17 to 2017-18 in the school performance grades, with the four elementary schools earning “C’s,” and the middle and high schools earning “D’s.” The only change in SPG’s was Bertie Early College High School, which earned a “B” in 2016-17, but improved to an “A” in 2017-18.


In addition, all schools in the Bertie County public school system either “met” or “exceeded” EVAAS growth, except for Bertie High School.


Grade Level Proficiency at Bertie Early College went from 70.3 in 2016-17 to 81.8 in 2017-18. The GLP at Colerain Elementary and at the middle school decreased slightly, while GLP percentages increased at Aulander Elementary, West Bertie Elementary, Windsor Elementary and Bertie High schools.


The four-year cohort graduation rate for Bertie High School decreased from 82.2% in 2016-17 to 79.4% in 2017-18. The state rate is 86.3%. The rate at the Early College has remained >95% for the last two academic cycles.


“Our students, staff and leaders experienced several transitions and changes in leadership in 2017-18 alone. Our students, staff and leaders are resilient,” said Bertie County Schools Superintendent Dr. Catherine Edmonds, who came to Bertie in February 2018.


“We are striving to make every minute—for every child—count, on every day; and we are looking forward to accomplishing much more this year, as we work together to provide the best educational experience for the children of Bertie County.”