Lincoln County Schools Release the 2009-2010 ABC Results

Lincoln County Schools Release the 2009-2010 ABC Results
Results Indicate a Successful Academic Year
Lincoln County Schools released the 2009-2010 North Carolina ABC results today which included three schools in the district being recognized with the highest distinction as an Honor School of Excellence, 12 schools recognized as a School of Distinction and six schools named as a School of Progress.

This is the 14th year that North Carolina has used ABCs of Public Education to report on the performance of each public school and to identify where the state is successful with teaching and learning. The North Carolina ABC plan was developed by the North Carolina Board of Education to allow public schools to focus more on basic skills, higher accountability and more local control over educational decisions.

“The very positive performance of our students and the dedication of our school staff and parents to student achievement are seen in both the recognitions and the academic growth achieved,” said Dr. David Martin, Superintendent of the Lincoln County Schools. “These are achievements to celebrate and we will build upon these successes with our students as we head into the new school year.”

The North Carolina accountability model measures school achievement in three ways to determine schools’ success over time: percent of students test scores at or above the proficient level (performance composite); academic growth (high or expected); and adequate yearly progress. A school is recognized for its total performance level with “School of Distinction” having a performance composite between 80-89%. “Honor School of Excellence” (HSE) denotes a school that has a performance composite of 90% or higher, makes expected or high growth, and also makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). A “School of Progress” denotes a school where 60 to 79% of students scored proficient or higher. The performance composite is a combined indicator of all tests that students have taken during the school year in a particular school. Those tests vary depending on whether the school is elementary, middle or high school level.

To measure growth, a student is expected to perform as well, or better, on the end-of-grade (EOG) or end-of-course (EOC) assessment for the current year compared to the previous year’s data. In academic growth, 11 of the district’s schools made High Growth and 11 schools made Expected Growth. For the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measure, Lincolnton Middle School and North Brook Elementary met AYP and are no longer subject to NCLB sanctions.

Below is a summary of Lincoln County Schools 2009-2010 ABC results.

Battleground Elementary-60.7% School of Progress

Catawba Springs Elementary-85.3% School of Distinction

G. E. Massey Elementary-72.5% School of Progress

Kiser Intermediate-65.5% School of Progress
Iron Station Elementary-76.5% No recognition
Love Memorial Elementary-84.5% School of Distinction
Childers Elementary-81.5% School of Distinction
North Brook Elementary-75.9% School of Progress
Pumpkin Center Primary-School of Distinction
Pumpkin Center Intermediate-85.6% School of Distinction
Rock Springs Elementary90.7% Honor School of Excellence
S. Ray Lowder Elementary-72.2% School of Progress
St. James Elementary-90.8% Honor School of Excellence
Union Elementary-84.4% School of Distinction

East Lincoln Middle-85.2% School of Distinction
Lincolnton Middle-80.4% School of Distinction
North Lincoln Middle-89.2% School of Distinction
West Lincoln Middle-78.6% School of Progress

Asbury -38.1%
East Lincoln High-80.2% School of Distinction
Lincolnton High-80.6%
North Lincoln High-91.1% Honor School of Excellence
West Lincoln High-85.6% School of Distinction

*The status for Lincoln County School of Technology will show as NS – No Status. Personnel at this school receive recognition based on the feeder schools. However, they do not receive a status as a stand alone school. Pumpkin Center Primary is a K-2 school and is a feeder school to Pumpkin Center Intermediate. Additional information is available online at

Lincoln County Schools serves nearly 12,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade at 24 schools. The school system works together with students, families, and the community to ensure a quality, innovative educational program in a safe environment where students become responsible, contributing citizens and lifelong learners

This information was found on the Lincoln County Schools Website. For more information


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