Pickett County Director of Schools releases 2009 State Report Card
Submitted by: Pickett County Director of Schools Diane Elder
The Pickett County Directorâ€™s Office would like to release the results of the 2009 State Report Card. Both schools are considered safe schools and are reported in good standing.
For Pickett County K-8 school, all teachers, or 100% are Highly Qualified. TCAP Criterion Referenced Academic Achievement for grades 3-8 show we are below the state goal by 3 points in math and 1 point in science. We are above the state goal in Reading/Language Arts by 1 point and even with the state goal in Social Studies. For the TCAP writing, grades 5 and 8, both received a grade of an â€śAâ€ť. The K-8 was above the state goal of 93% in attendance with a rate of 95.2%.
High school students were taught by Highly Qualified teachers except for Spanish. This will be addressed during the 2010-2011 school year by having online Spanish courses for the students taught by a Highly Qualified Spanish teacher. ACT Achievement results show we are above the state goal in math, reading, science/reasoning and our studentsâ€™ composite score is above the states. Our studentsâ€™ English score was .3% below the state. The attendance rate was higher than the stateâ€™s goal of 93% with a 93.9% and our graduation rate was 97.8% which was well above the stateâ€™s goal of 90%.
Most of our teachers have advanced degrees; 14 teachers have a BS/BA and 46 teachers have obtained a masterâ€™s or above. We are very proud of our students and continue daily to make learning our first priority. Congratulations to all employees and students on a job well done. It takes a team to accomplish the goal of excellency.