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Old 01-09-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Oh the travesties of the upper middle class. Having to abandon their homes and destroy their credit to avoid the possibility of their child attending an ordinary school. Sigh.

 
Old 01-09-2014, 11:14 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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This is fantastic news! When all of the homes being reassigned to Parkwood go into Foreclosure, I can buy a few of them as rental properties. In 3 years, when Parkwood hits an "8" score or better, I'll be sitting pretty with some highly desirable rental units.

I hope you are not solely choosing a school or home base on some site that anyone can rate, Parkwood is also rated 3 on education.com but that site anyone can rate also.

If your going to look at scores choose a site base off real information submitted to the state like NCreportcards.org
School Profile - School Level

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:56 AM
 
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Gee that's strange. So their ratings went up when everyone was on Christmas break? So the school improved when nobody was there? Somebody is kissing a lot of a$$ to change that. Maybe they made it into the top 20 also.
If you'd take time to go look at the updated ratings you'll see that they are beginning to add in all the 2013 results. Perhaps you recall all the new test scores that were released last fall and the news stations were all saying the sky was falling? Not all the data is entered yet from what I can see, but here are some items for you.

New High School scores:
- Parkwood HS increased to a 5.
- Marvin Ridge HS and Cuthberson HS dropped to a 9.
- Weddington HS dropped to an 8.

I'm sure you'll do a full investigation on all those teachers that screwed up their schools. I think my property value just fell a few thousand dollars as I typed this.

Let's look at the new Middle School scores (which do appear to have complete 2013 results now):
- Parkwood 8
- Piedmont 9
- Weddington 10
- Cuthbertson 10
- Sun Valley 8
- Porter Ridge 9
- Marvin Ridge 10

Not a lot of variation there. I'm very proud of all the kids in all schools for doing so well under the new standards of testing. Their teachers all deserve a round of applause too.
 
Old 01-09-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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Oh the travesties of the upper middle class. Having to abandon their homes and destroy their credit to avoid the possibility of their child attending an ordinary school. Sigh.
Some call it love for their children (aka putting their children first), but you are free to call it whatever you want...

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Old 01-09-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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If you'd take time to go look at the updated ratings you'll see that they are beginning to add in all the 2013 results. Perhaps you recall all the new test scores that were released last fall and the news stations were all saying the sky was falling? Not all the data is entered yet from what I can see, but here are some items for you.

New High School scores:
- Parkwood HS increased to a 5.
- Marvin Ridge HS and Cuthberson HS dropped to a 9.
- Weddington HS dropped to an 8.

I'm sure you'll do a full investigation on all those teachers that screwed up their schools. I think my property value just fell a few thousand dollars as I typed this.

Let's look at the new Middle School scores (which do appear to have complete 2013 results now):
- Parkwood 8
- Piedmont 9
- Weddington 10
- Cuthbertson 10
- Sun Valley 8
- Porter Ridge 9
- Marvin Ridge 10

Not a lot of variation there. I'm very proud of all the kids in all schools for doing so well under the new standards of testing. Their teachers all deserve a round of applause too.
and a raise!!!
 
Old 01-09-2014, 12:17 PM
 
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I hope you are not solely choosing a school or home base on some site that anyone can rate, Parkwood is also rated 3 on education.com but that site anyone can rate also.

If your going to look at scores choose a site base off real information submitted to the state like NCreportcards.org
School Profile - School Level
It was my attempt at sarcasm in response to the threats of foreclosure based on being reassigned.
Sorry... My wife tells me I need to improve my communication skills. Thanks for proving her right.
 
Old 01-09-2014, 12:25 PM
 
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Originally Posted by TooLogical View Post
If you'd take time to go look at the updated ratings you'll see that they are beginning to add in all the 2013 results. Perhaps you recall all the new test scores that were released last fall and the news stations were all saying the sky was falling? Not all the data is entered yet from what I can see, but here are some items for you.

New High School scores:
- Parkwood HS increased to a 5.
- Marvin Ridge HS and Cuthberson HS dropped to a 9.
- Weddington HS dropped to an 8.

I'm sure you'll do a full investigation on all those teachers that screwed up their schools. I think my property value just fell a few thousand dollars as I typed this.

Let's look at the new Middle School scores (which do appear to have complete 2013 results now):
- Parkwood 8
- Piedmont 9
- Weddington 10
- Cuthbertson 10
- Sun Valley 8
- Porter Ridge 9
- Marvin Ridge 10

Not a lot of variation there. I'm very proud of all the kids in all schools for doing so well under the new standards of testing. Their teachers all deserve a round of applause too.
Might be my mistake but I'm pretty sure Cuthbertson has been a 9 so to say they "Dropped" might not be correct. The only one I remember being a 10 was Marvin.

But there still is a difference between 9 and 5 you could see it as a test score. Would you rather have a 90 or a 50? Or like someone else said a 3star was average as opposed to a 5 star. Ever go to a 3 star hotel vs a 5 Star?
As far as money goes. Someone made a comment about that too. I don't see what that has to do with teaching. If your a union county certified teacher isn't your pay based upon your district not school? I'm not sure so I'm asking. If you teach in an area where household income is lower that shouldn't affect how you teach a child? I'm just asking not causing an argument.
 
Old 01-09-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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I know some folks are looking for information. Here's what is posted on the UCPS website. Not tons of detail but there some interesting data and meeting minutes are there.

UCPS - Redistricting Information
 
Old 01-09-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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Might be my mistake but I'm pretty sure Cuthbertson has been a 9 so to say they "Dropped" might not be correct. The only one I remember being a 10 was Marvin.

But there still is a difference between 9 and 5 you could see it as a test score. Would you rather have a 90 or a 50? Or like someone else said a 3star was average as opposed to a 5 star. Ever go to a 3 star hotel vs a 5 Star?
As far as money goes. Someone made a comment about that too. I don't see what that has to do with teaching. If your a union county certified teacher isn't your pay based upon your district not school? I'm not sure so I'm asking. If you teach in an area where household income is lower that shouldn't affect how you teach a child? I'm just asking not causing an argument.
I remember the days of Weddington being a 10! I am so shocked that we are now at an 8. :-(
 
Old 01-09-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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I remember the days of Weddington being a 10! I am so shocked that we are now at an 8. :-(
I searched around on the Great Schools site. If you search all public NC high schools within a 60 mile radius of Weddington it lists 262 schools.

Only two rated "10." Huh??? Wow. Lake Norman Charter and Northview elementary (listed as grades 6-10?).

14 schools rated "9" followed including Cuthbertson, Marvin, Union Academy, Union Early College, Union County Career Center, Providence, Ardrey Kell, etc.

Interesting stuff.
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