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Dear Langtree Charter Academy Students, Teachers and Staff, Parents and community members,

The North Carolina School Report Card results were released on September 2nd, 2016. The school grade is a C. You may now view our results and the results of schools and districts statewide on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s website. The 2015-16 school grades are the culmination of the statewide End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) assessments in reading, math and science, administered this past spring. The State Board of Education has made significant revisions to North Carolina’s school accountability calculation over the last two years, some of the most impactful elements in the grading policy include:

  • The final grade must incorporate both student performance and student growth.
    • Performance Component (80%): The percent of students achieving proficiency on EOG/EOCs.
    • Growth Score (20%): Value-added growth scores comparing our students’ growth on the EOG/EOCs, to students state-wide.
  • Schools are awarded one overall grade as well as separate grades for reading and math.
  • Final grades are distributed according to a 15-point scale.

In addition to grading our academic performance, the school grade portal also provides information about class size, attendance, school safety, instructional resources and teacher quality. It is important to note that while the School Report Card grade does provide a point of academic comparison to other schools and districts, it is just one data point that does not fully capture all that happens in school building over the course of a year. At Langtree, we are so proud of the hard work and dedication shown not just by our students and teachers but also our partnerships with parents and the community as a whole.

Through the support of our community, Langtree’s students made strong progress this year. Langtree Charter Academy was ranked among the top 13% of elementary and middle schools state wide and met 97% of federal accountability targets, across all subjects and sub-groups. 65% of Langtree’s students met the new college and career readiness standards, 16% points more than Iredell-Statesville Schools and 18% points more than the state of North Carolina. In addition to their EOG proficiency results, Langtree Charter Academy Met Growth Expectations on the EOGs.

LCA is proud to be a part of the Charter Schools USA family of schools in North Carolina and nation-wide. Along with our sister schools, Cabarrus Charter Academy and Cardinal Charter Academy, CSUSA-North Carolina exceeded the State’s average EOG proficiency in reading and math by more than 15% points. The 2014-15 school grades reflect our renewed commitment to growth and the hard work of students, parents, teachers and school leaders. A continued emphasis on growth will be critical in the years ahead as the nation turns a critical eye toward education and student performance. The CSUSA Education Model works. Personalized, data driven instruction will always result in student growth and we are looking forward to meeting the challenges of this new landscape together.

On behalf of the Langtree Charter School family and Charter Schools USA, we appreciate everyone’s hard work in producing outstanding student achievement results this year. We continue to create new initiatives, ensuring the continuous improvement of our model and our schools. We strive to provide educational excellence within the charter school movement, delivering a solid, academically rigorous educational choice to parents and students in the community we serve.

Thank you and have a great year!