Parents often call the Department of Public Instruction seeking a list of the "best" schools in the state. Because we do not rank schools or districts as better than others, we encourage any parent wanting to learn more about our schools to check out the North Carolina School Report Cards. This online resource provides a single source of data about student achievement and attendance, class size, school safety, teacher quality, school technology and other information from the state's public and charter schools.
The North Carolina School Report Cards is the state's one-stop-shop and best online resource for school research, but it is certainly not just for parents. Community members, business leaders, state and local officials and other stakeholders can also use the information found here to engage in conversations about public education with principals, teachers and school leaders.
Most everything anyone needs to know about what is happening in our state's public school classrooms is just a few mouse-clicks away so dig into the data and start an informed conversation today.
June St. Clair Atkinson, Ed.D
Chairman, State Board of Education
Link to the North Carolina DPI Report Card Site - Access report cards for all 115 districts beginning with school year 2001-2012
Link to the North Carolina DPI Report Card Site - Beginning with school year 2013