Parkwood Middle School NC Report Card
Dear Parents, Family, Friends, and Community Members,
Parkwood Middle School is very excited to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! Thank you for visiting our school website and for taking the time to invest in the education of the children in the Parkwood community. At Parkwood Middle School, we believe that every child can learn. It is our goal to create a safe, challenging learning environment which allows students to reach their full potential and become respectful, responsible, future ready students.
Once a year, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides us with updates on our school’s achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card. While standardized test scores provide valuable information about student and school performance, there are many other factors that characterize a quality school. Other indicators of school quality provide additional information necessary in getting the entire educational picture of a school. The North Carolina School Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality.
According to the READY End of Grade Tests, Parkwood Middle School Met Growth during the 2016-2017 school year and nearly Exceeded Expected growth. As a school that focuses on continuous improvement, we are eager to continue to pursue a high level of growth and achievement for all of our students. We are committed to investigating and implementing quality instructional practices as we set a clear direction for student learning. Additionally, we are committed to analyzing school-wide data to determine areas for improvement along with ways to effectively and directly address those areas. We will also continue to build on areas in which we have shown growth in order to target needs and make continual gains in these areas.
Again, End of Grade Tests are just one way to measure accountability as there are many other factors that characterize the qualities of a great school. It is our goal to make continuous improvements and reach new heights each and every year. Parkwood Middle School will continue to implement a Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) approach in order to identify student needs and target them utilizing research-based practices to close learning gaps. We believe that each student can and will show growth with a Highly Qualified teaching staff using the MTSS system. Our educational practices include implementing school-wide Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that provide opportunities for teachers and teams of staff members to analyze data through various lenses and then to share expertise in the building with colleagues. In turn, effective teaching techniques are utilized throughout the school. Additionally, students are provided differentiated instruction throughout the school day in order to best meet their learning needs.
I look forward to working together with students, parents, family, and community members to continue to build on the school’s long standing tradition of excellence. I firmly believe that ongoing communication and collaboration between the school and home is paramount in the development of strong academic growth and overall student enrichment. With continued family support, I am confident that the students at Parkwood Middle School will continue to move to even greater heights in the 2017-2018 school year.
Jeff Kraftson, Ed.D.
To view the UCPS district report card click the "NC School Report Cards" link below then "District Report Card" link and choose the category you wish to view. Once the category page loads you will need to choose Union County Public Schools using the "Select District(s)" dropdown menu. Alamance-Burlington will be selected by default so you may wish to deselect that district to hide their data.
To find your school's report card click the "NC School Report Cards" link below then "School Report Card" Link and choose the category you wish to view. Once the category page loads you will need to choose Union County Public Schools using the "Select District(s)" dropdown menu and then the school using the "Select School(s)" dropdown. Antioch Elementary will be selected by default so you may wish to deselect that school to hide their data if that is not the school you wish to view.