Johnston County Schools recently revealed figures based on a new statewide standard course of study that was introduced to all subjects and grade levels beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. A new accountability model measures career and college readiness measures.
Dr. Rodney Peterson, JCS’s Chief Academic Officer, presented the board with the findings as determined by the new program. Some of the highlights included:
- JCS increased their overall performance by 0.7% to 58.7%
- ACT overall scores increased by 3.0% to 62
- Graduation rates increased by 3.4% to 88.8%
“Our schools did a fabulous job of the course of the year,” said Peterson.
“It takes a lot of hard work and dedication from the superintendent, to the administrators down to those in the classroom who are working with the kids to help them become successful,” agreed school board member Butler Hall.