Dear ROCS Parent/Guardian:

I hope the school year has started successfully for you. As a parent/guardian of a student at
Raleigh Oak Charter School, I am writing this letter to let you know that Raleigh Oak Charter
School has been designated as a low performing school/district by the North Carolina State
Board of Education. As defined in G.S. 115C-105.37: “The State Board of Education shall
design and implement a procedure to identify low-performing schools on an annual basis.
Low-performing schools are those that receive a school performance grade of D or F and a
school growth score of “met expected growth” or “not met expected growth” as defined by G.S.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, Raleigh Oak Charter received a school performance
grade of D and a school growth status of Met Growth, therefore, The State Board of Education,
designates the Raleigh Oak Charter School as Low Performing.

School Performance Grades are calculated for all schools as required by the North Carolina
Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan and North Carolina General Statute 115-C 83.15. A-F
letter grades are assigned to all public schools in the state. School Performance Grades are
assigned using a weighted model of 80% achievement proficiency and 20% growth.

As a low performing district, we are required to develop an improvement plan that specifically
addresses how the school will improve both the school performance grade and school growth
score and monitor the low-performing school’s progress. In addition, the plan will address how
current school policy should be changed to improve student achievement, specifically focused
on improving the school performance grade and school growth score.

The school improvement plan was presented to the ROCS school board at the beginning of the
school year. This plan will be reviewed under new school leadership and presented at an
upcoming board meeting.

Raleigh Oak Charter School is focused on continuous improvement and we look forward to
working closely with you as we continue to focus on providing the best education for all children.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher and school’s leadership with any specific
questions or ways you can help at home as we move through this process.


Dr. Tom Miller
Interim Executive Director, Raleigh Oak Charter School