By PAULA COKER
CHEROKEE ELEM. PRINCIPAL
Cherokee Elementary School is pleased to announce that we achieved the status, under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, of making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2011/2012 school year. Our students and staff are to be commended on this accomplishment.
AYP is the cornerstone of accountability used in federal legislation and is largely a measure of student achievement on required statewide assessments. Cherokee Elementary students in grades 3-5 take the North Carolina End-of-Grade assessments. After testing is completed, our results are submitted to the Bureau of Indian Education. BIE uses the results to designate whether each school achieved the status of making AYP for a specific school year.
We are so thankful to our parents/guardians and the Cherokee community for your help, support, and encouragement as we continue on this journey to excellence! Please know that every effort is being made to continue to provide a nurturing student-focused learning environment. You are welcome to visit and see the many excellent things that are going on here at Cherokee Elementary School.
Thank you, again, for sending us the very best students in North Carolina! It is a pleasure and honor for me to serve as principal of Cherokee Elementary School.