Pinnacle Academy outperforms NC average by wide margins on state tests

By September 10, 2021 News

Congratulations to Pinnacle Classical Academy! Students at the Shelby, NC public charter school performed well in 2020-21, despite the pandemic. Such findings were evident when the state released 2020-21 test results recently.

In numerous instances, Pinnacle’s passing rates were 20 to 30 points above the state average. A press release from the school features a comparison table with passing rates by grade and subject.

Pinnacle’s press release notes:

Students at Pinnacle Classical Academy had significantly higher passing rates on North Carolina’s 2020-21 end-of-grade and end-of-course tests than the statewide average, according to data released in September by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

In a year in which only 45.4% of students across North Carolina scored at or above Achievement Level 3 (grade-level proficient), 70.6% of students at Pinnacle Classical Academy did so.

Especially noteworthy:  58.5% of Pinnacle’s economically disadvantaged students passed EOG and EOC tests. This figure compares to just 28.8% of their peers across the state.

Learn more about Pinnacle Academy’s mission and values here. Find 2020-21 test data for all NC public schools here.