Moore County Schools Official Web Site Lots of good info here!
The Moore County Public School system offers a comprehensive K-12 curriculum that includes workforce development, and programs for special needs, gifted students, and arts education. All three high schools offer Advanced Placement courses, and Pinecrest High School also offers the International Baccalaureate Program.
"Our mission is to provide a safe learning environment where academics and integrity are expected from all. We challenge all students to reach their full learning potential and inspire them to become productive members of our society."
Source: Moore County Schools, www.mcs.k12.nc.us.
There are 22 public schools in Moore County, employing 1,075 certified education professionals and 671 classified staff.
List of Schools:
Moore County includes schools that operate on a year-round schedule for grades K-5.
Academy Heights Elementary School in Taylortown offers the year-round schedule only and enrolls approximately 259 students for the 2008-2009 school year.
Southern Pines Primary and Southern Pines Elementary Schools offer both year-round and traditional-calendar schedules simultaneously during the school year. For 2008-2009, Southern Pines Primary (grades K-2) enrolls 213 students in year-round classes and 214 in traditional-calendar classes. Southern Pines Elementary (grades 3-5) has 204 students in year-round and 216 students in traditional-calendar classes.
Enrollment for the 2008-2009 school year:
Breakdown by Race:
For the 2008 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), Moore County Schools had an average score of 1039 for the Verbal and Mathematics sections combined, which is 32 points above the North Carolina's average SAT score, and 22 points above the national average.
Under the new scoring system, which has been in place since 2005, the maximum total score for the test is 2400, which includes Verbal (renamed to Critical Reading), Mathematics, and a new section, Writing. These sections are 800 points each. Moore County's 2008 score when all 3 sections are considered is 1528, compared to the national average of 1511 and the state average of 1489.
Moore County's 3 high schools have consistently scored higher than the state and national averages:
Moore County's score was also higher than that of the surrounding counties:
The dropout rate is reported as the percentage of students in grades 9-12 who were enrolled during the previous school year but were not enrolled on the 20th day of the current school year. This rate does not include students who have transferred to another school or otherwise graduated from high school. During 2007-2008, Moore County Schools' rate was 4.29%, compared to the state rate of 4.97%.
In its December 2006 issue, Expansion Management magazine presented the results of its 2007 Education Quotient™ study. The magazine ranked the 2,819 largest public secondary school districts (having an enrollment of at least 3,300 students) nationwide based on an "Education Quotient™" score, a calculated score that gauges how well a school system is educating students to meet future workforce needs.
Moore County Schools got a "Blue Ribbon" ranking, placing it in the top 33% of school districts nationwide. Districts in this category are among the most outstanding in the country. This score suggests that 1) our public schools are providing a quality education and graduating a high percentage of students, 2) the County is financially committed to our schools, and 3) Moore County is doing a good job educating its future workers. Moore County Schools was also ranked in the Blue Ribbon category in the 2006 Education Quotient™ study.
Consequently, prospective businesses and industries considering Moore County can anticipate an educated workforce pool here that will meet their employment needs now and in the future.
To access Expansion Management's full article, "2007 Education Quotient™: Today's Schools Are Shaping Tomorrow's Workforce", click here.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Moore County Public Schools
Dr. Susan Purser, Superintendent
PO Box 1180
5277 US Highway 15-501 South
Carthage, NC 28327-1180