Greetings, SCOTS, Friends of Scotland County, and Guests:
Scotland County Schools and the SCOTS community continue to demonstrate the resilience and pride of Fighting Scots! The dedication and spirit to return to life post-COVID-19 pandemic better, stronger, and with greater emphasis on growing greatness leaves me with profound gratitude to our teachers, students, staff, families, and numerous supporters.
Thank you for your interest in the educational progress of Scotland County Schools. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently released important data on achievement measures from the 2021 - 2022 school year. The information found in North Carolina’s District and School Report Cards provides a wealth of data related to various measures of achievement. This information includes the district, school, and student characteristics. Selected data points presented provide a sense of educational conditions and accomplishment. I strongly encourage parents and community members to look at this year’s North Carolina District and School Report Cards to gauge where we are as a school district and our continued journey toward improvement, as well as visit their child’s school. If you have any questions regarding the information in the report card, feel free to contact your child’s school, and they will be happy to assist you.
Scotland County Schools have several points of pride from the 2021-2022 school year: our graduation rate of 90% is above the State’s graduation rate (86%), our district exited low-performing district status, established a Family Academy Program, adopted district-wide curriculum K-8 for ELA and Math, revised our instructional coaching model, continued the Scotland County Online Teaching for Students (SCOTS) virtual learning program, extended community college course offerings to students enrolled in Shaw Academy, enrolled 60 students in our first Dual Language Immersion Program for Spanish, renewed our focus on the Arts with a position dedicated to supporting teachers of the Arts, and working with our valued community partners we secured over $2 million dollars in external funding to support our mission.
With an emphasis on teamwork, we continue to grow with a focused goal of improving student success and learning. We are invested in reaching our educational goals as a school district. Thank you for your continued support.
We are committed to investing in our future and making the necessary adjustments to continue to Grow Greatness! Go Scots!
Yours in Service,
Dr. Takeda LeGrand