State Department of Education releases district and school repo - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

State Department of Education releases district and school report cards

Posted: Updated:

PRESS RELEASE

More of South Carolina's public schools and districts received "Excellent" ratings for their school report cards, as test scores and the graduation rate have improved, that's according to the South Carolina Department of Education.

Today the South Carolina Department of Education released data showing that 50 of the state's 82 districts achieved the top two ratings of "excellent" or "good" on 2013 state report cards, that compares to 42 districts last year.

The on-time graduation rate improved to 77-point-5 percent, up 2-point-6 percentage points. According to the State Department of Education, the top tiers showed only slight improvement when broken down by schools. Five additional schools received an "excellent," while two fewer schools rated "good." In the bottom tier, 14 schools are no longer considered "at risk."

State Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais issued this statement, ""I am so proud of the great progress that our schools have made in increasing our graduation rates," said Dr. Zais. "Teachers, students, and parents have worked together all year long and earned these gains. Let's congratulate them and continue doing our best working as one team to move South Carolina forward. "

In Charleston County School District, spokesman Jason Sakran says,"The Charleston County School District made tremendous gains. Burke High School has made a significant progress this year. The school is organizing a pep rally to celebrate this remarkable progress. In 2012, Burke had a "At-Risk" Absolute Rating and "Average" Growth Rating. Today's report card revealed that Burke moved to an "Average" Absolute Rating and an "Excellent" Growth Rating. These are remarkable gains. Coupled with this progress -- Burke saw a large jump in its graduation rate."

Pat Raynor, spokesperson for Dorchester School District Two says the district has earned an absolute rating of "Excellent" and a growth rating of "Excellent" on the 2013 state report card released by the State Department of Education. Dorchester School District Two had a significant increase in the overall graduation rate with an 80.7, an increase of 4.2 percentage points over last year. All three high schools had increases over last year's graduation rates

Superintendent Joe Pye says, "We are pleased that our schools continue to make gains through increased rigor in every classroom. The performance gap is narrowing across the district as most all schools saw increases in student achievement. We are particularly pleased with the significant gains in our high schools and the large increase in the graduation rate of 4.2%. This indicates that Dorchester School District Two is well on the way to being a world class school system."

To see results from your child's school, click here:

  • Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

    Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

    April 18, 2014 07:19 AM 2014-04-20 00:38:25 GMT
    A mother was shocked to discover the odor she'd smelled was a dead body underneath the deck of her Knoxville home.
    A mother was shocked to discover the odor she'd smelled was a dead body underneath the deck of her Knoxville home.
  • Flash flooding closes several roads in Downtown Charleston

    Flash flooding closes several roads in Downtown Charleston

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:39:02 GMT
    Fishburne and Killian Streets, Downtown CharlestonFishburne and Killian Streets, Downtown Charleston
    The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Charleston and Berkeley Counties until 2:15 a.m. Saturday.Flash flooding has already closed several roads in Downtown Charleston. According to Charleston Police, the following streets are closed, as of 12:15 a.m. Saturday: · Area Bounded by Calhoun, Ashley, Rutledge, Bennett, Gadsden · Calhoun Street Lane 2 from Ogier to Rutledge · Ogier Street from Calhoun to Vanderhorst · Ashley Avenue North of Fishburn...
    The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Charleston and Berkeley Counties until 2:15 a.m. Saturday.Flash flooding has already closed several roads in Downtown Charleston. According to Charleston Police, the following streets are closed, as of 12:15 a.m. Saturday: · Area Bounded by Calhoun, Ashley, Rutledge, Bennett, Gadsden · Calhoun Street Lane 2 from Ogier to Rutledge · Ogier Street from Calhoun to Vanderhorst · Ashley Avenue North of Fishburn...
  • More evidence mounts in case of missing Gaboon Viper

    More evidence mounts in case of missing Gaboon Viper

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:00:58 GMT
    (WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in Harbor Pointe Apartments. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head.
    (WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in Harbor Pointe Apartments. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.