Hard work pays off
Published 8:52 pm Monday, August 6, 2012
Other public schools in Beaufort County need only look at and learn from Beaufort County Early College High School and Chocowinity Primary School to become top schools like those two schools.
Those two schools earned the Honor School of Excellence designation for the 2011-2012 school year, with Beaufort County Early College High School earning the designation for the third year in a row and Chocowinity Primary School earning the designation for the second year in a row. That tells us and the public those schools, especially their teachers and administrators, are doing something right, well, more than right.
Other public schools in Beaufort County also did well, according to the latest ABCs of Public Education Report. Ten of the county’s 14 schools met or exceeded growth goals for the 2011-2012 school year.
Although pleased with the overall performance of Beaufort County Schools, BCS Superintendent Don Phipps knows there’s still room for improvement.
“Our schools have a great deal to be excited about with the release of the 2011-2012 scores, especially our high schools,” Phipps said last week. “Third-grade reading scores were another area where our schools saw improvements, but we know there is still much work to be done.”
“These improvements show the work of our teachers and students’ work is paying off,” he said.
They say success breeds success. We want more schools to earn Honor School of Excellence status.