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The State Board of Education released School Report Card scores for North Carolina public schools yesterday, and Roxboro Community School (RCS) once again scored well above average, receiving an overall grade of B.

The scores are based on student performance on end-of-grade (EOG) and end-of-course (EOC) tests administered statewide. The overall achievement score for RCS students was 85.8, or A.  The performance score was 83, or B. Statewide, 37.3 percent of schools earned a grade of A or B.

High school Principal Darkarai Bryant commended the hard work of RCS students and staff, saying he was pleased with the A proficiency grade in a year in which the math EOCs were renormed.

“It is difficult to project performance in a renorming year,” said Bryant, “but I am proud of the efforts of our students and staff.” Bryant added that the high school is, as always, “focused on continued improvement.”

Donna Ingram, RCS middle school principal, said she was proud of her staff and students as well, and congratulated them on their proficiency grade of 88.1 in math. Ingram echoed Bryant’s commitment to continued improvement.

Melanie Winstead, RCS academic coach, said professional development this year would continue focusing on giving teachers the tools they need to aid student learning. This year, she said, teachers have choices in professional development offerings centered on instructional best practices and technology.

RCS Managing Executive Director Dave Ebert said he was proud of the efforts of Roxboro Community School staff and students and looks forward to continued success.

RCS has received a grade of A on NC School Report Cards for three of the past five years. The 2014-2015 score was A+. In 2015-2016, RCS had a performance score of B, or 82 percent. In both 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, RCS received an A on the report cards.