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Test scores show strong gains for KCS


Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
by Kannapolis City Schools

Kannapolis City Schools’ focus on increasing academic achievement has led to strong gains across the system. As a result, the district has seen major improvements in student success. Test scores released today show that Kannapolis City Schools’ graduation rate has soared to above the state average. It hit a district record of 86.5% in 2018. In addition, five of eight KCS schools met or exceeded growth. Nearly every KCS school showed significant academic gains in 2018, and the district has been removed from the state’s low-performing list.

“This is a good day for Kannapolis City Schools and our community.” said Dr. Chip Buckwell, KCS Superintendent. “It shows that really hard work by talented educators can produce great results for kids. We’re still not where we want to be in Kannapolis City Schools, but today’s results show that we are absolutely doing the right things to raise achievement and help our kids succeed. I’m so proud of our staff for all they have done to add opportunities for our students and do the right thing for kids. I know we’ll see even more gains in the future.”

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