Dear UCPS families and community members:
Of the 10 largest districts, UCPS earned a 92.8 % graduation rate for 2015-16. This compares to Wake County (87.1%) and Gaston County (88%).
North Carolina uses two accountability measures to determine achievement levels. Growth is an indication of the rate at which students learned over the past year and performance is the percentage of students who score at achievement levels one through five. Students are considered proficient when they score at a level three or higher.
UCPS has the highest ranking in all elementary and middle math areas. In fourth-grade math, 72.7% of students performed at or above grade level for 2015-16. In this same category, the percentage of students on grade level fell between 66 and 43.5% for other districts.
In addition, UCPS outperformed other districts in elementary reading in grades four through seven. Reading scores indicate that more UCPS students are performing at a higher level than their peers in other counties. In 2015-16, 71% of seventh-graders were on grade level, compared to 60% and lower in other districts. UCPS ranked second highest in third-, fourth- and eighth-grade reading.