Dear PWHS Community:
We provide regular updates to you about your student’s academic progress by sending home a Report Card for each student. Once a year, we also provide you with updates on our school’s achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card.
Each year, North Carolina's Student Accountability Program provides an abundance of information about our schools; however, these numbers tell only a part of the story. There are many other indicators of school quality that are important to parents and community members, and this information is located in one place: the North Carolina School Report Card.
This Report Card contains important information concerning our school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. Along with our school, data is available for our school district and the state’s educational system as a whole.
The report cards are available at http://www.ncreportcards.org/. Report cards are provided for regular public schools, charter schools, and alternative schools that were open in the 2015-16 school year. Federal schools, state-operated schools, and other special schools will not receive report cards due to differences in the way data are reported for these schools.
With this letter, I have enclosed a summary of our Report Card called the Report Card Snapshot. During the 2015-2016 school year, you will notice that Parkwood High School’s academic performance was consistent with a school performance grade of a “C.” PWHS made progress in several key areas and we remain committed to continuous improvement in student achievement and growth. ACT proficiency increased by 13.5%; 4 year cohort graduation rate increased to 94%; Biology grade level proficiency improved by 12.8%; and expected growth was met in the content area of mathematics, including a proficiency increase of 5.7%.
State and local education leaders are committed to providing parents with more information about schools. Well-informed parents who participate in their children’s education and school enhance the learning environment for students and educators alike. At Parkwood High School your involvement is very important to the success of our school! I encourage you to review our Report Card carefully and contact me directly to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. I also welcome your feedback regarding other interests you have in our school.
Thank you for allowing me to share this Report Card with you and thank you for partnering with us to provide your child with a high quality education. Our focus at Parkwood High School is continuous improvement for all students.
Carole Alley, Principal
Parkwood High School