(They released the 2016 SOL data on August 16, 2016 and they had the numbers before then. We might wonder why it took a year to figure out where to send the awards.)
Open aced the math SOLs last year and got a 97% pass rate on reading. The average of the five subjects pass rates was 98.7%. Sounds like “excellence” to me.
Among elementary schools, Carver was eighth in the state in reading in ‘16 with a 97.5% pass rate (average of the pass rates for the three grades tested). Munford was in 103d place at 91.3%. In math, Carver was 27th at 95.2%; Munford was 145th at 91.2%.
Those Carver numbers look really fine, especially when we expand the focus to include all the Richmond elementary schools (2016 pass rates; average of the averages for the three grades):
These data raise two questions:
- What is Carver doing that Blackwell and Chimborazo and Swansboro and Woodville and too many other Richmond schools are not doing; and
- Why are we looking all over for a new Superintendent when Carver is so close?