School Improvement Plans

What is School Improvement Planning?

School improvement planning provides a mechanism for identifying needs and establishing a common approach to meeting those needs at the school level. Effective school improvement planning contributes to overall school performance by:

  • Establishing an understanding of the “big picture” of a school's current state, including student achievement, school environment, teacher community, parent community, and administrative issues

  • Reaching consensus across the school community on which needs represent the highest priorities for action based upon the potential to improve overall student and school performance

  • Identifying for implementation objectives and tasks, including specific targets, effective practices and milestones required to address the school priorities

Comprehensive Progress Reports 

Updated August 2022

Click a school's name to view the Comprehensive School Report.
Click the links below each school name to view the State of School Report.
2021-2022 end-of-year reports will be posted when issued by NCDPI.

Read more information on accessing interactive and up-to-date plans

Some schools may have combined plans:

  • Billingsville Leadership Academy / Cotswald Elementary
  • Dilworth Elementary School Latta / Dilworth Elementary School Sedgefield
  • Charlotte Engineer College / Charlotte Teacher College

Interactive NCStar reports are available at with a code. 

View a list of school codes. Cut and paste your school's code as Indistar login and password to grant access.

What is NCStar?

NCStar is a web-based tool that guides a district or School Improvement Team in charting its improvement and managing the continuous improvement process. It is NOT a traditional school improvement plan. 

Indistar & NCStar

NCStar is powered by Indistar, the national platform (which is why the names NCStar and Indistar are often used interchangeably) that guides high-quality work by schools or district leadership teams with built-in flexibility to set direction, personalized to the needs of the team.

Platform Navigation and School Improvement Plan Updates

For a brief overview of navigating the NCStar platform, view directions. Please note, schools will make updates to their plans throughout the year to highlight progress towards their goals.

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