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Yancey County Schools

Improvements Over the Past Few Years

Based on the test results of the 2015-2016 school year, Yancey County Schools (YCS) ranked 6th highest in the state out of 115 public school systems.

Based on the 2015-16 NC Career and Technical Education (CTE) Credentialing Data Report, Yancey County Schools was 2nd in the state with 42.4 percent of students earning credentials for their knowledge in hands-on learning.

For the 2016-2017 school year YCS was tied with the 8th best overall test scores in the state of North Carolina.

In the 2017 NC Roadmap of Needs, Sponsored by the Public School Forum of NC and the NC Center for Afterschool Programs, YCS is ranked as the 8th best in the state. The Roadmap of Needs considers 7 educational criteria in determining their rankings. In the 2016 edition Yancey County Schools was ranked 13th. In the 2014th edition of the Roadmap of Needs, Yancey County Schools was listed at 16th. Three years ago the 2013 edition listed Yancey County Schools as 24th. This is a tremendous steady improvement over the past few years.

Improved the 4-year graduation rate from 78.2% in 2011 to 91.8% in 2015-2016. This placed Yancey County Schools in the top ten in the state of North Carolina for the past three years. The results for 2016- 2017 was slightly down at 91% but still ahead of the North Carolina graduation rate of 86.5%

This fall all nine of our schools received the new NC Academic Growth Award for the 2016-2017 school year. This is a new award presented by NC Superintendent Mr. Mark Johnson for schools that met or exceeded growth. YCS was one of only a few in the region to have all their schools honored.

ROADMAP OF NEED

A special thanks to our students, staff, leadership and extended school community for your part in making Yancey County Schools a community of excellence. As each of us work individually and collectively, we ensure continued improvement for all.

2018 Roadmap of Needs Released

This week, the 2018 edition of the NC Roadmap of Needs was released. Again this year, as in 2017, Yancey County Schools rank as the 8th best in the state. The NC Roadmap of Needs, sponsored by the Public School Forum of NC and the NC Center for Afterschool Programs, considers four educational criteria in determining their rankings. The four criteria are; graduation rate, 3rd grade reading proficiency, Math I proficiency, and AMO targets reached. A ranking of 8th is an improvement over earlier years. In the 2016 edition Yancey County Schools was ranked 13th. In the 2014th edition of the Roadmap of Needs, Yancey County Schools was listed at 16th. Five years ago, the 2013 edition listed Yancey County Schools as 24th. This steady improvement over the past few years is something we can all be proud of.

The Roadmap of Needs is a whole child needs assessment that includes 20 indicators of wellness across four domains: health, youth behavior and safety, education, and economic development. When looking at all four domains and the 20 economic factors, Our county ranks 33 in the state. In the other three domains, Yancey County ranked 88th in health, 50th in youth behavior and safety, and 44th in economic development. To read the full assessment go to:


Pay Schools- Secure Online Payment

As a convenience, you now have the ability to make secure online payments to your child's school. You can easily add money to your child's lunch account as well as other school payments. Credit card information will be required along with the knowledge of your child’s student id number, school name and grade. Funds deposited to a student’s account typically appear in their account within 24 hours. An internet convenience fee will be charged for each transaction. Select the icon above to access.

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