Western NC School for the Deaf

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    NC Schools: Every School Option in North Carolina

    Choosing the right school for your child can feel like an overwhelming task. North Carolina has so many different options for children across the state. We hope this comprehensive list will help you make the right choice in NC schools for your child. Our friends at Parents for Educational Freedom…
    Brenee Goforth, July 7, 2021
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    NC residential school closure: A few considerations

    As you may know, state education officials have held three public hearings to help them determine which of the state’s three residential schools should be closed.  (It also makes good theater.)  The state budget requires the NC Department of Public Instruction to make their recommendations to a legislative committee…
    Terry Stoops, September 29, 2011
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    U.S. residential schools: A profile

    State School for the Blind/Year Established School for the Deaf/Year Established Combined School Other Notes AL YES 1858 AK 1859 YES (date?) AZ YES 1912 AR 1859 1850 CA 1860 3 schools CO YES 1874 CT 1893 1817 DE 1969…
    Terry Stoops, September 29, 2011
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    NC residential schools: Low graduation rates

    Summary of Graduation Data, 1999-2009 390 students have graduated and/or aged out of the schools in the past 10 years. 55% of the students who left the schools in the past 10 years did not earn academically based exit documents. Only 45% of students exited would have…
    Terry Stoops, September 29, 2011
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    NC residential schools: Low enrollment, skyrocketing costs

    2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 Western NC School for the Deaf Total Expenditures $7,713,463 $8,456,185 $9,149,773 $9,173,560 $8,812,664 # of Students 134 131 125 108 103 Cost Per Student $57,563 $64,551 $73,198 $90,768 $91,094 Eastern NC School for the Deaf Total Expenditures $8,902,865 $9,167,012 $10,287,424 $8,746,105…
    Terry Stoops, September 29, 2011
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    NC residential schools: Student performance

    State and DHHS Percent Proficient 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 State DHHS State DHHS State DHHS State DHHS Reading Grades 3-8 Composite Multiple Choice All Students 86.7% 11.3% 87.4% 7.1% 56.8% <5% 68.7% <5% HI 62.2% 10.0% 65.3% <5% 26.3% 38.7% <5% VI 80.8% 40.0% 78.2% Too Small 47.5% 61.7% 25.0% NCEXTEND2 All Students 19.2% <5% 22.5% 5.7% 21.3% 8.8% 36.6% <5% HI 11.5% <5% 13.0% <5% 10.6% 21.2% <5% VI 19.0% N/A 36.8% N/A 27.3% 40.0% 40.0% Portfolio (0506) NCEXTEND1 (0607-0809) All Students 81.1% 92.3% 82.3% 85.2% 55.1% 42.9% 66.3% 43.5% HI 81.3% 85.7% 82.1% 83.3% 70.8% 84.0% <5% VI 81.8% N/A 75.0% N/A 42.9% 46.7% 40.0% NCCLAS All Students 28.2% N/A 36.9% N/A 23.5% N/A 44.6% N/A HI N/A N/A N/A N/A 37.5% N/A N/A VI 51.7% N/A 83.3% N/A 80.0% 50.0% N/A All Assessments All Students 84.9% 26.7% 85.5% 25.2% 55.6% 14.5% 67.6% 13.4% HI 50.8% 14.7% 52.9% 8.3% 23.8% 35.2% 9.4% VI 71.1% 38.5% 72.9% 44.4% 45.6% 57.9% 35.7% Math Grades 3-8 Composite Multiple Choice All Students 64.2% <5% 67.2% <5% 71.0% <5% 80.9% 11.4% HI 34.1% <5% 40.5% <5% 49.2% 59.8% 9.5% VI 50.0% 20.0% 50.6% Too Small 59.6% 71.3% 16.7% NCEXTEND2 All Students 25.0% <5% 32.5% <5% 38.1% 13.3% 53.4% 20.0% HI 27.3% <5% 29.3% 5.6% 37.0% 50.2% 18.5% VI 20.9% <5% 22.9% Too Small 36.1% 43.6% 25.0% Portfolio (0506) NCEXTEND1 (0607-0809) All Students 81.1% 88.5% 78.3% 74.1% 53.8% 53.6% 69.0% 65.2% HI 75.0% 85.7% 79.0% 83.3% 83.3% 88.0% 80.0% VI 72.7% N/A 87.5% N/A 28.6% 73.3% 60.0% State DHHS State DHHS State DHHS State DHHS   NCCLAS (0506-0809) All Students 38.8% N/A 46.8% N/A 56.1% N/A 64.3% N/A HI N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A VI N/A N/A 60.0% N/A 71.4% 60.0% N/A All Assessments All Students 63.4% 21.0% 66.4% 18.5% 69.9% 17.1% 80.0% 27.6% HI 33.6% 8.8% 39.0% 8.3% 47.4% 58.3% 20.8% VI 46.5% 21.4% 48.5% <5% 56.0% 67.8% 33.3%
    Terry Stoops, September 28, 2011