• Union County Public Schools receive record-high performance marks

    By: Anthony Kustura

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    UNION COUNTY, N.C. - The State Board of Education’s student performance data shows Union County Public Schools received record-high marks for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Seventeen schools earned a School Performance Grade of an A, an all-time high for UCPS since the School Performance Grades model began.

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    Additionally, 18 schools earned a B.

    Ten schools improved one letter grade compared to the previous school year.

    In total, 90% of UCPS schools that received School Performance Grades earned a C or higher.

    For the second consecutive year, no school earned a School Performance Grade of an F.

    During the 2018-19 school year, 23 schools exceeded growth -- the highest number in the last five years.

    Overall, 43 schools met or exceeded growth during the 2018-19 school year.

    “It really starts with the teachers, and that’s who I’m probably the most proud of, the growth of my staff, and their hard work,” said Dr. Candice Boatright, the Benton Heights Elementary School principal.

    >> Channel 9's Anthony Kustura breaks down what the district believes has led to the success, in the video at the top of this page. 

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