2015-2016 The All Important Letter Grades for Schools in the City of Salisbury, N.C.

Posted on September 2, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ Sadly it was another disappointing year as far as the all important letter grades assigned all four of Salisbury’s schools.  These letter grades are examined by parents concerned with their youngster’s education–parents who might consider having their children attending or even leaving a school.  These letter grades inform potential businesses who might want to locate to a city if that city’s schools are either excellent or substandard.  Real estate relocation specialists will go to these school letter grades to judge the merits or demerits of the local schools and see what they have to offer.  Ds and Fs frankly are powerful turnoffs just like dreadful uniform FBI crimes statistics, household income, blight, high taxes, and so forth. Badly performing schools can kill economic development in an area.  Websites that rate cities go by these all important letter grades.  Ds and Fs can lower a city’s ratings.

While its nice to see positive growth scores in schools, they are meaningless to concerned parents, potential businesses looking to relocate, real estate relocation specialists, and websites that rate cities.

Disappointingly factors like crime within the schools, drug abuse, and bad behavior are not factored into the letter grade. The letter grade is all important.  No amount of shrill administrative voices attempting to save their jobs will convince most discerning individuals that letter grades are unimportant.

The 2015-2016 All Important Letter Grades for Salisbury’s Four Schools:

Salisbury High School D

Knox Middle School D

Isenburg Elementary D

Overton Elementary D

A: 85-100 points
B: 70-84 points
C: 55-69 points
D: 40-54 points
F: Less than 40 points

2015-16 RSSS School Performance Grade, School Performance Score and Growth Status

Rowan-Salisbury Schools SPG Spreadsheet

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