Wilson 20/20 is guided by community conditions and the study of clear, objective data that describes the current state of our community.  We have developed a website that provides a review of indicators and links to numerous reports that are relevant to the health and wellness, education, and economy of Wilson.

Strategic Focus Areas:

Increasing Proficiency in Grades 3-8

Goal:  For the 2017-2018 school year, Wilson County Schools will increase overall grade-level proficiency in Reading, Math, and Science by 5%.

  • A three-year plan has been created for district-wide training and implementation of Focused Learning.
  • English Language Arts Curriculum Coaches serve K-12 teachers with resources and instructional support.
  • Motivation Math is used in grades 1-8 as a supplemental resource to address the absence of textbooks.
  • Parent Academies are held throughout the year focusing on supporting students’ academic needs at home and school with a particular emphasis on literacy support and instruction.
  • WCS has developed curriculum frameworks which are aligned to state standards and include online resources, graphic organizers, and aligned assessments and are accessible through the district website and SchoolNet.
  • NCSTAR School Improvement Plans for schools will align to district improvement plans and be monitored by Senior Staff and district personnel.
  • Ninety-minute math and reading blocks have been established for students in grades 3-8.
  • Senior Staff is tracking and monitoring student attendance and discipline incidents and analyzing the data with principals
  • Response to Literature is being implemented to address writing across grades K-2.

North Carolina public school students in grades 3, 5, and 8 are required to meet statewide standards for promotion in addition to local promotion requirements.

Students in grades 3-8 must take annual End-of-Grade (EOG) assessments in English language arts/reading, mathematics and science (grades 5 and 8).

Students enrolled in English II, Math I, and Biology must complete state End-of-Course (EOC) assessments at the conclusion of each course.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
www.ncpublicschools.org

Note: Data is measured annually.

Schoolboy reading at his desk in an elementary school class

Strategic Focus Areas:

Increasing Proficiency in Grades 3-8

Goal:  For the 2017-2018 school year, Wilson County Schools will increase overall grade-level proficiency in Reading, Math, and Science by 5%.

  • A three-year plan has been created for district-wide training and implementation of Focused Learning.
  • English Language Arts Curriculum Coaches serve K-12 teachers with resources and instructional support.
  • Motivation Math is used in grades 1-8 as a supplemental resource to address the absence of textbooks.
  • Parent Academies are held throughout the year focusing on supporting students’ academic needs at home and school with a particular emphasis on literacy support and instruction.
  • WCS has developed curriculum frameworks which are aligned to state standards and include online resources, graphic organizers, and aligned assessments and are accessible through the district website and SchoolNet.
  • NCSTAR School Improvement Plans for schools will align to district improvement plans and be monitored by Senior Staff and district personnel.
  • Ninety-minute math and reading blocks have been established for students in grades 3-8.
  • Senior Staff is tracking and monitoring student attendance and discipline incidents and analyzing the data with principals
  • Response to Literature is being implemented to address writing across grades K-2.


Students in grades 3-8 must complete state End-of-Grade (EOG) assessments in English language arts/reading and mathematics, and students in grades 5 and 8 must complete state EOG assessments in science at the conclusion of each school year.

Student performance on the EOG assessments is reported in levels ranging from 1 to 5.  Students are considered to be at or above grade level if they receive an Achievement Level 3 or above on the assessments and on track to be college- and career-ready if they receive an Achievement Level 4 or above.  The college- and career-ready standard is a more rigorous standard.  Students performing at this level are on track to be college- and career-ready.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
www.ncpublicschools.org

Note: Data is measured annually.

Strategic Focus Areas:

Increasing Proficiency in Grades 3-8

Goal:  For the 2017-2018 school year, Wilson County Schools will increase overall grade-level proficiency in Reading, Math, and Science by 5%.

  • A three-year plan has been created for district-wide training and implementation of Focused Learning.
  • English Language Arts Curriculum Coaches serve K-12 teachers with resources and instructional support.
  • Motivation Math is used in grades 1-8 as a supplemental resource to address the absence of textbooks.
  • Parent Academies are held throughout the year focusing on supporting students’ academic needs at home and school with a particular emphasis on literacy support and instruction.
  • WCS has developed curriculum frameworks which are aligned to state standards and include online resources, graphic organizers, and aligned assessments and are accessible through the district website and SchoolNet.
  • NCSTAR School Improvement Plans for schools will align to district improvement plans and be monitored by Senior Staff and district personnel.
  • Ninety-minute math and reading blocks have been established for students in grades 3-8.
  • Senior Staff is tracking and monitoring student attendance and discipline incidents and analyzing the data with principals
  • Response to Literature is being implemented to address writing across grades K-2.

Students in grades 3-8 must complete state End-of-Grade (EOG) assessments in English language arts/reading and mathematics, and students in grades 5 and 8 must complete state EOG assessments in science at the conclusion of each school year.

Student performance on the EOG assessments is reported in levels ranging from 1 to 5. Students are considered to be at or above grade level if they receive an Achievement Level 3 or above on the assessments and on track to be college- and career-ready if they receive an Achievement Level 4 or above. The college- and career-ready standard is a more rigorous standard. Students performing at this level are on track to be college- and career-ready.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
www.ncpublicschools.org

Note: Data is measured annually.

Strategic Focus Areas:

Increasing Proficiency in Grades 3-8

Goal:  For the 2017-2018 school year, Wilson County Schools will increase overall grade-level proficiency in Reading, Math, and Science by 5%.

  • A three-year plan has been created for district-wide training and implementation of Focused Learning.
  • English Language Arts Curriculum Coaches serve K-12 teachers with resources and instructional support.
  • Motivation Math is used in grades 1-8 as a supplemental resource to address the absence of textbooks.
  • Parent Academies are held throughout the year focusing on supporting students’ academic needs at home and school with a particular emphasis on literacy support and instruction.
  • WCS has developed curriculum frameworks which are aligned to state standards and include online resources, graphic organizers, and aligned assessments and are accessible through the district website and SchoolNet.
  • NCSTAR School Improvement Plans for schools will align to district improvement plans and be monitored by Senior Staff and district personnel.
  • Ninety-minute math and reading blocks have been established for students in grades 3-8.
  • Senior Staff is tracking and monitoring student attendance and discipline incidents and analyzing the data with principals
  • Response to Literature is being implemented to address writing across grades K-2.

Students in grades 3-8 must complete state End-of-Grade (EOG) assessments in English language arts/reading and mathematics, and students in grades 5 and 8 must complete state EOG assessments in science at the conclusion of each school year.

Student performance on the EOG assessments is reported in levels ranging from 1 to 5.  Students are considered to be at or above grade level if they receive an Achievement Level 3 or above on the assessments and on track to be college- and career-ready if they receive an Achievement Level 4 or above.  The college- and career-ready standard is a more rigorous standard.  Students performing at this level are on track to be college- and career-ready.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
www.ncpublicschools.org

Note: Data is measured annually.

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Community Focus Areas:

  • Expanding and supporting the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program at the three comprehensive high schools (Beddingfield, Fike, and Hunt) and all six middle schools to support the college preparation and application process for first-generation college students
  • Expanding the programming for College Matters (a community-wide college preparation/awareness event) to provide educational material and assistance for students and parents
  • Providing grade-level family nights at each local high school to provide information sessions and support for all high school students and parents to learn about the college application process
  • Utilizing the resources of a UNC grant to provide a college counselor in two local high schools


The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement test consisting of four separate exams in English, reading, mathematics and science as well as an optional writing assessment. The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36 with 36 being the highest possible composite score.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
www.ncpublicschools.org

Note: Data is measured annually.

Stressed college student for exam in classroom

Community Focus Areas:

  • Expanding and supporting the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program at the three comprehensive high schools (Beddingfield, Fike, and Hunt) and all six middle schools to support the college preparation and application process for first-generation college students
  • Expanding the programming for College Matters (a community-wide college preparation/awareness event) to provide educational material and assistance for students and parents
  • Providing grade-level family nights at each local high school to provide information sessions and support for all high school students and parents to learn about the college application process
  • Utilizing the resources of a UNC grant to provide a college counselor in two local high schools


The SAT focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings that research has identified as most important for college and career readiness and success. There are three components: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (comprised of a Reading Test and a Writing and Language Test), Math, and Essay (optional). The total scale score ranges from 400-1600.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
www.ncpublicschools.org

Note: Data is measured annually.

Mortar board , computer generated image. 3d rendered image.

Strategic Focus Areas:

Increasing High School Graduation Rate

Goal:  For the 2017-2018 school year, WCS will increase the district Graduation Rate by 5%.

Wilson County Schools revised the 2016-2017 School Improvement Plan and made necessary changes after reviewing many data sources. The goals and objectives have been revised to reflect the current needs of the district.

  • Identifying adult mentors for at-risk teenage boys and girls in middle school and high school
  • Establishing four-year year education plans for every high school freshman to assure all students are supported and advised for a successful path to graduation
  • Providing grade-level family nights at each local high school to provide information sessions and support for all high school students to pursue educational opportunities that are appropriate for their interests and career goals
  • Establishing multiple pathways for a diverse population of students to attain their high school diploma (Wilson Academy of Applied Technology opened in August 2016, and the Wilson Early College Academy program is expanding course selection to provide even more opportunities for local high school students)
  • Establishing and supporting PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) at all local high schools


The North Carolina Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate reflects the percentage of ninth graders (their cohort) who graduated from high school four years later.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
www.ncpublicschools.org

Note: Data is measured annually.