The numbers put things into perspective.
There are 2,530 public schools in North Carolina with only 700 of those schools
meeting Adequate Yearly Progress under No Child Left Behind for 2010-11 school year. It dwindles to 210 schools being named an Honor School of Excellence.
Which leads to one — KIPP Gaston College Preparatory — as the only Honor School
of Excellence in the Roanoke Valley. Receiving the designation is nice for students, teachers and staff, but it is not their sole focus.
“While we are proud of the hard work of our students and teachers, we know there
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Daily Herald (Roanoke Rapids, NC)
By Jacqueline Hough
August 6, 2011
Results for Roanoke Valley schools were mixed for the ABC scores released Thursday.
KIPP: Gaston College Preparatory earned the highest honors by being named an Honor School of Excellence with 91.4 percent of students scoring at or above grade level.
There are only 201 schools in the state this year with that designation.
Roanoke Valley Early College in Weldon earned School of Distinction status.
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