Three Yancey County Schools are North Carolina Title I ‘Reward Schools

Post date: Nov 6, 2014 1:19:47 PM

Three Yancey County Schools are North Carolina Title I ‘Reward Schools

Three Yancey County Schools are among only 78 other schools from around the state that have been recognized as Title I Reward Schools for High Performance for 2014-15, based on results from 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years according to the NC Department of Public Instruction.

These three schools are South Toe Elementary, Micaville Elementary, and Bald Creek Elementary. By Title I standards, a “High Performance” school has the highest absolute performance over a number of years for all subgroups, including the “all students” group, on statewide assessments.

Based on these standards, Bald Creek Elementary School has qualified to apply to represent North Carolina in the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program. Cane River and East Yancey Middle Schools have both been honored as National Title I Reward School nominees in the past. The announcement of North Carolina’s national representatives for 2014 will be made sometime after the first of the year.

According to State Superintendent June Atkinson in a press release, “It is no small accomplishment when high-poverty schools are recognized for strong student achievement. By maintaining high expectations and engaging in hard work, these Title I schools collectively demonstrate the belief that all children can learn."