Mooresville Graded School District

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Mooresville Graded School District
Location
Mooresville, North Carolina
United States
Coordinates 35°35′05″N 80°48′33″W / 35.5846°N 80.8092°W / 35.5846; -80.8092Coordinates: 35°35′05″N 80°48′33″W / 35.5846°N 80.8092°W / 35.5846; -80.8092
Information
Type School district
Motto Every Child, Every Day
Established 1905
Superintendent Mark Edwards
Faculty 356.4 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades K–12
Enrollment 5,473[1] (2008–09)
Student to teacher ratio 15.4:1[1]
Color(s) Royal Blue and White
Slogan iBelieve, iCan, iWill
Athletics conference IMeck
Mascot Blue Devils
Website

The Mooresville Graded School District is a public school district located in Mooresville, North Carolina. It was established in 1905.[citation needed] The school district is notable for early adaption of an academically successful digital learning program which provides each student with a laptop computer and integrates its use into classroom instruction.[2]

Digital learning program[edit]

The school leases MacBook Air laptops from Apple and provides one to each student. Extremely low rates for broad-band service for low-income students have been negotiated. The program, which costs about $1,100,000 a year for lease fees and software, was financed by cutbacks in other areas such as increase in class size. A 10% layoff of teachers in 2009 and 2010 offered an opportunity for retirement of teachers who most strongly resisted the change to digital learning. Graduation and achievement have increased dramatically with the school ranked 3rd in North Carolina for achievement and 2nd in graduation rates.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Minorities make up 27% of Mooresville students are minorities with 40% eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Success of the school's digital learning program has increased demand for real estate in the community.[2]

List of schools[edit]

  • Park View Elementary (grades K–3)
    • Parkview elementary's mascot is a Patriot.
  • South Elementary (grades K–3)
    • South Elementary's mascot is the Stars.
  • Rocky River Elementary (grades K–3)
    • Rocky River Elementary's mascot is a Racer.
  • East Mooresvlle Intermediate (Grades 4–6)
    • EMIS's mascot is an Eagle.
  • Mooresville Intermediate (Grades 4–6)
    • MIS's mascot is a Bobcat.
  • Mooresville Middle (Grades 7–8)
    • MMS's mascot is a Red Imp.
  • Mooresville Senior High School (MHS) (Grades 9–12)
    • MHS's mascot is the Blue Devil.
  • N.F. Woods Technology & Art Center (part of MHS)

Leadership[edit]

In 2013, Mooresville Graded School District's Superintendent, Dr. Mark Edwards, was named the American Association of School Administrator's National Superintendent of the Year.

High school sports[edit]

Mooresville Senior High School has many successful sports. The varsity football team finished the 2010-2011 season 8-4. The school also has basketball, swimming, color guard, NJORTC, baseball, and soccer. It is also home to the award-winning Mooresville Senior High School Pride in Motion Marching Band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mooresville City Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2011-02-19. "Total Students: 5,473 (2008-2009)"
  2. ^ a b c Alan Schwarz (February 12, 2012). "Mooresville’s Shining Example (It’s Not Just About the Laptops)". The New York Times. Retrieved February 14, 2012. “It’s not about the box. It’s about changing the culture of instruction — preparing students for their future, not our past.” 

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