The South Carolina Department of Education, along with State Superintendent Molly Spearman, has released 2015-16 report cards for schools and districts across the state. Reports cards are designed to provide a progress report on how schools and districts are performing on world class knowledge, skills and characteristics, as outlined in the Profile of the SC Graduate.
District Five is pleased to see highlights in several areas based on this year's report cards:
The five year cohort graduation rate continues to rise, up to 88.5% from 85.6% in 2015
The district continues to have a high number of students qualify for the LIFE Scholarship program (70.8% of the senior class versus 38.6% of seniors statewide)
End-of-Course scores continue to excel, as the district passage rate for EOC courses range from 6.5-12.2% points above state passage rates
Students in grade 4-8 surpassed the state in the percentage of students earning Met or higher on SCPASS (Science and Social Studies)
As determined by the state legislature, report card ratings for both districts and schools are suspended for two years, 2015 and 2016. Results under a new accountability system will be released in the fall of 2017.
To see report cards for any District Five schools, click here.