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Most NC Schools Receive Bs, Cs

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Nearly 60 percent of CMS schools scored a C or below on new state report cards that include letter grades for the first time. The grades are mostly based on students’ scores on standardized tests.  Twenty percent is based on the growth of those scores from year-to-year. 

State school board member John Tate of Charlotte said the scores don’t accurately show the hard work of teachers and students at some high-poverty schools.

"Let’s wrap our arms around our leaders and teachers in these schools. We can’t settle for the results we’ve got.  We got to keep going, but we need to acknowledge the good work that’s going on, the pros that are out there and help them get through a really tough day today," said Tate.

Nearly one-third of CMS schools received Ds and Fs.  That was about the same statewide.  Those schools must send notes home to parents. 

Overall, two-thirds of the state’s public schools received a B or C; 5 percent received an A, and 6 percent received an F.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools are listed below. Click here for full report.

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Grades for CMS schools in alphabetical order.