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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – North Carolina released Thursday the 2011-12 End of Grade and End of Course test results.
According to Pender County Schools, 80.5 percent of their students as a district reached proficiency, which is above the state average.
“Student performance dipped slightly in grades 3-8, but we experienced increased in EOC proficiency and our graduation rate of 86.6 percent is the highest we have ever recorded,” said Superintendent Dr. Terri Cobb.
Ten schools in Pender County met growth during the past school year including: Heide Trask High, Malpass Corner Elementary, Pender High, Pender Early College, Topsail High, and Topsail Middle schools.
According to the school system, Pender Early College earned the state’s highest recognition as Honor School of Excellence.
“I applaud the commitment and continued efforts of students, staff, parents and community members to improve student performance,” said Cobb in a press release.
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