December 20, 2017
We provide regular updates to you about your student’s academic progress by sending home a report card. Once a year, we provide you with updates on our school’s achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card. This Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. There also is information about how our school measured against federal participation targets and the number of suspensions and expulsions in our school. 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. In addition, the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires schools to issue Report Cards.
Each year, schools receive a letter grade to describe its performance. These school performance grades are comprised of student achievement (80 percent) and growth (20 percent). Report data is available for our school district and for the state’s education system as a whole.
Our school’s full Report Card can be found on the NC School Report Cards’ website at schoolreportcards.nc.gov. Our school district’s report also is available on the Report Card website. School Report Cards are provided for regular public schools, charter schools, and alternative schools that were open during the 2016-17 school year.
As we all know, numbers only tell part of the story. At Flat Rock, we have a lot to be proud of, and there are many activities underway this year. We are successfully exceeding our goals in Student growth and are proud that 92% of our teachers achieved growth/high growth status. Flat Rock Middle School ranked in the top 3 % for middle school growth in the state of North Carolina. Our students are engaged in critical thinking activities and high level instructional strategies in the classroom.
At FRMS, your involvement is very important to our success. I encourage you to review our Report Card. I also encourage you to monitor your child’s academic participation in the classroom. Monitor their grades and their activities. Students are achieving high growth at our school and we have specific plans in place for their success, but we need your help to ensure that the activities we are sending home for review are being completed and submitted back to the teachers. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this information. I also welcome your feedback regarding other interests you have in our school. Thank you for partnering with us as we strive to provide a quality education for your child.
Flat Rock Middle School