State Board of Education Grades CMS Schools

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CHARLOTTE, NC — Report cards are out, and less than half of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools made an A or B under the state’s new letter grade system.

In CMS, 17 schools received an A, while 47 schools received a B.  11 schools got an F from the state.  80 percent of the school grades are based on student proficiency on state tests.

“I don’t have a problem with proficiency being a part of the way schools are evaluated,” said CMS Superintendent Ann Clark.  “I want to make sure that the schools that are making huge growth get credit for that process.”

Only 20 percent of the school grade is based on how scores are improving.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools scored at or above state averages in all categories.