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School performance grades: Charters outperform districts

Yes, I am still writing about the 2017-18 accountability results.

This year, N.C. Department of Public Instruction analysts did not include a chart that compared district and charter performance grades, so I threw one together.  It shows that, compared to districts, charter schools had a higher percentage of A and B schools, a lower percentage of C and D schools, and a higher percentage of F schools.

I chose to exclude alternative, deaf and blind, lab, and regional schools from the groups.

*Note that these are preliminary calculations and thus are subject to change.*

Charter Number Charter Percent District Number District Percent
A 15 9% 170 7%
B 55 33% 661 28%
C 60 36% 1010 43%
D 30 18% 442 19%
F 8 5% 83 4%
Subtotal 168 2366
Alternative 3 90
Insufficient Data 2 10
Deaf and Blind Schools 0 3
Lab Schools 0 2
Regional School 0 1
Total 173 2472

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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