Mitchell Schools Receive Report Card from State
Mitchell County met adequate yearly progress in all six schools in the county according to a recently released report from the NC Department of Public Instruction for the 2012-2013 school year. Each report card issued by the state to schools shows information about the respective schools individually and as a district including student performance, attendance rate, school safety, access to technology and the quality of teachers and administrators. The report points out that Mitchell County spends less per student than the state average and that the number of students per classroom in Mitchell County Schools is below the state average at all levels K-8. The district profile shows that the number of acts of crime or violence was almost non-existent at the high school with no reported incidents at the middle or elementary schools as well. The district turnover rate for teachers was well below state levels according to the report which noted that the districts classes were taught by highly qualified teachers, while attendance rates at the county schools were on average with the state average of 95 percent. The report shows that 100 percent of classrooms within the district are connected to the internet compared to the state average of 98 percent. Information on each school’s individual score can be found online at www.ncreportcards.org.