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AN ALAMANCE NEWS COMPREHENSIVE REPORT – For ABSS, more bad news: graduation rates down (again); school performance grades mostly D’s and F’s

As if ABSS didn’t have enough problems with 32 schools having mold problems – 16 of them at toxigenic levels – newly-released state data on the school system’s, and individual schools’, performance and graduation rates provided no break in bad news.

Graduation rates at the county’s heretofore six high schools declined for the second year in a row.

Performance of how well individual schools are succeeding at teaching reading, math, and science were also poor.

At 17 of 35 traditional schools, the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) gave overall scores that graded the schools with D’s or F’s.  And one of the non-traditional schools, the Virtual Academy, also got a D.

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Only three schools improved their students’ academic performance over the past year, while five schools saw declines. The rest remained unchanged, mostly with C’s, D’s, and F’s.

Read this comprehensive set of stories (complete with charts with details on each school’s performance, as reported by DPI).

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