Southern Association of Colleges
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has as its mission the improvement of education in the South through accreditation. As part of J. F. Byrnes High School's accreditation process, various documents are prepared for presentation as part of the SACS evaluation process.
While this document may be updated in the future, it provides an abundance of detail about Byrnes-- its student performance data, its strengths, its areas of concern, student and community data, its social characteristics, awards the school has received and charts and graphs on state tests.
SAC Report (PDF Format)Strategic Plan (PDF Format)
School Improvement Council
The purpose of the School Improvement Council (also referred to as Site Council) is to involve staff, parents and community members in school-based shared decision-making. Lincoln parents, staff, and community partners comprise this Council. Members work to monitor progress on the goals and objectives of the School Improvement Plan.
The goal of school-based decision-making is to affect the instructional program in order to improve student achievement. At the same time, shared/school-based decision-making provides a process to make informed decisions for the future through involvement of school staff, parents and community members.
Decisions are made and changes implemented as part of the school-based shared process need to be in accordance with Board of Education policy, employment contracts, and state and federal law. At the same time, the process should encourage innovation and experimentation when this is feasible and appropriate.
When parents, students, teachers and community members unite to provide quality education for our students, a true spirit of collaboration, trust and shared decision-making provide us with the best ingredients for success.