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September 6, 2018
Dear Parents, Community Members, and Friends:
Montgomery County Schools is a community of lifelong learners and leaders. We believe in continuous improvement as evidenced by our implementation of the Plan-Do-Study-Act Model throughout the district. We are proud to share a number of successes from the 2017-2018 school year! Nine of our ten schools participating in the State’s regular accountability model met or exceeded growth. While, the State and Sandhills Region maintained proficiency rates from last year, we increased at approximately two percentage points. Our four year cohort graduation rate is a historical high-90%. Students continue to take advantage of College and Career Promise courses offered through North Carolina Community Colleges. Our digital initiative, after school enrichment programs, Diversity and Inclusion 2020 Plan, and additional social-emotional services are available to our students and staffs via external grants. Via Career and Technical Education, our students have access to work-based learning opportunities, internships, apprenticeships, student leadership opportunities, scholarships for post-secondary, industry recognized credentials, and college course credit through articulation agreements. The Montgomery County Early College is thriving in year two, construction is underway for Montgomery Central, and Montgomery County Virtual Education (MoVE) Program is expanding to increase virtual learning opportunities. In addition to learning, we improved our safety efforts this year with front door electronic access, additional video surveillance, improved panic buttons, and staff identification badges.
This success is the direct result of a deep commitment on the part of the Board of Education, district-supports, teachers, principals, students, parents, and effective community partners. Key goals include increasing the numbers of students performing successfully on academic and technical measures, closing the achievement gap, graduating students ready for college and careers, and utilizing technology to provide students with the skill-set needed to contribute to our global society.
To learn more about our 2020 Strategic Plan and individual school report cards please visit our website at www.montgomery.k12.nc.us .
Enter to Achieve, Leave to Lead!
Yours in Education,
Dale Ellis, Ed.D