Stanly County Schools earned B- grade from national school ranking site

Published 3:31 pm Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Stanly County Schools was awarded an overall grade of B-, based on 2020 Niche rankings for Best School Districts in North Carolina, registering it in the lower half of school districts in the state.

Each year, ranks the top K-12 schools and school districts in the country based on a combination of data from the U.S. Department of Education and its own data collected from school reviews and survey responses.

Though Niche graded all 115 N.C. school districts, it only numerically ranked the first 63 districts, ending with Cumberland County. The next school district happened to be Stanly County.

In the Niche grading system, SCS earned an A- for its diversity, a B for its teachers, college prep, sports and food, a B- for its academics, administration and health and safety and a C+ for its resources and facilities.

The rankings are based on seven factors: academics; teachers, culture and diversity; parent/student surveys; health and safety; resources and facilities; clubs and activities; and sports. Academics accounted for 50 percent of each school district’s total grade.

In other categories, SCS ranked 60th for the Districts with the Best Teachers, 67th in Best School Districts for Athletes and was the 78th most diverse school in the state.

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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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