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A look into CMS low-performance school data

In 2018-2019 CMS had 42 low-performance schools, the same in 2020.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the back and forth continues between CMS and Mecklenburg County we are taking a deeper dive into CMS'S data and how the district is performing compared to previous years. 

Taking a look at data from the North Carolina Department of Public instruction in the 2019-2020 school year out of 166 schools, 42 were considered low performing schools. 

NC Department of public instruction defines a low-performing school if they don't meet the school performance grade, 80% achievement, and 20% growth.

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Contact Meghan Bragg at mbragg@wcnc.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

In 2018-2019 CMS had 42 low-performance schools, the same in 2020. 

However, in the 2017-2018 school year, out of 168 schools, 40 were low-performing schools.  

The most recent data from fall 2020-2021 showed more students were performing lower in testing scores in the subject areas of Biology, English, and Math. 

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The NC Department of Public Instruction said the 2021 test scores will be released in September. 

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