School Report Card
Each year, the Department of Public Instruction assigns every public school in North Carolina a "report card", a tool intended to help families and stakeholders understand how the school is growing and succeeding as well as areas of need. The School Report Card grade ranges from A to F based on a composite score made of of proficiency on standardized testing and student growth from year to year as measured by those same tests. Proficiency makes up 80% of the overall composite score and growth comprises 20%. Like all data, the School Report Card offers one part of a larger picture about a school.
Our previous four years scores:
2021-22 57 (C)
2020-21 No Score
2019-20 No Score
2018-19 67 (C)
The Covid pandemic impacted student performance at Pioneer Springs just as it did with schools across the nation. While 91% of students experienced expected growth in 2019, the last time standardized test performance was measured in North Carolina, some 62% of students met growth in 2021-22, a reflection of many things including ongoing illness and subsequent inconsistent attendance and the real regression with applicable skills such that much of our instructional time was spent 'making up for lost time.' Pioneer Springs' students did meet expected growth goals for reading (score of 66) but math continues to be an area of high need based on student performance on EOGs and EOCs. Of note, PSCs students outperformed both Charlotte-Mecklenburg students and the average performance across the state in both Biology and 3-8th reading, a statistic that reflects both the instructional strength of the school as well as the Covid impact to other populations.
Read to Achieve: In accordance with General Statute 115C-218.85, following are the results of the 3rd grade Read to Achieve mandate for the 2021-22 school year: 43% of tested students were proficient as measured by EOG performance. 43% of students met the requirement through iReady alternate testing. 10.6 % were granted Good Cause Exemptions. 4% of students qualified for priority enrollment in summer reading camp.