School Improvement District Preliminary Plan Input Request
The District Preliminary Plan to support the state-identified "low performing schools" is available to the school community for review. Before our local Board of Education votes to approve, modify, or reject this plan by November 6, 2017 they request local input. The plan is available to the public, including the personnel assigned to one of the schools: Aberdeen Elementary, Robbins Elementary or Southern Middle, and the parents and guardians of the students who are assigned to the schools. Please provide written comments on this form link. The form will be available until October 26, 2017.
Moore County Schools Achieves Gains in State Accountability Measures in 2016-2017
MCS continues to make gains on most measures of student learning, according to school accountability data released on September 7, 2017, by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) as part of its READY accountability initiative. The district's graduation rate increased to 91 percent, 3.2 percentage points higher than last year and 4.5 percentage points higher than the state average. Ten schools -- including all three high schools -- earned a 'B' grade, up from 7 schools last year. For more information, click here.
2017-18 School Calendar
The official school calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years have been posted. Printable PDFs are available at this link. Printed versions will also be distributed to all students at the beginning of the 2017-2018 term.
The School Calendar Committee, consisting of parents, teachers and staff, appreciates the feedback from the community provided during the comment period in January. The school calendar feedback survey garnered 325 responses and 117 comments. The committee was able to make several suggested adjustments to the calendar based on that feedback, within the limits as set by the General Assembly. To review those school calendar requirements as set by the General Assembly, please visit the Legislation Summary.
Area I Elementary School
The new Area I elementary school will alleviate overcrowding at Sandhills Farm Life and Vass-Lakeview elementary schools. The 113,772 sq. ft. facility will have a capacity for 800 students from kindergarten through the 5th grade. - More -
Advanced Career Center
Located on the campus of Sandhills Community College, the Advanced Career Center will be a 114,991 sq. ft., three-story facility to accommodate 600 to 800 high school students each instructional day. Features of the building include geothermal heating and air conditioning systems to help lower energy consumption and costs. - More -