Mooresville Graded School District

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]

Mooresville Graded School District
305 N Main St
, North Carolina
United States
Coordinates35°35′05″N 80°48′33″W / 35.5846°N 80.8092°W / 35.5846; -80.8092
District information
MottoEvery Child, Every Day
Established1905; 118 years ago (1905)
SuperintendentJason Gardner, Ed.D.
NCES District ID3703120[1]
Students and staff
Enrollment5,993 (2020-2021)[1]
Faculty388.70 (on FTE basis)[1]
Student–teacher ratio15.42[1]
Athletic conferenceGreater Metro 4A
District mascotBlue Devils
ColorsRoyal Blue and White
Other information

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-2)
    • Parkview elementary's mascot is a Patriot.
  • South Elementary (grades K–2)
    • South Elementary's mascot is the Stars.
  • Rocky River Elementary (grades K–2)
    • Rocky River Elementary's mascot is a Racer.
  • East Mooresvlle Intermediate (Grades 3–5)
    • EMIS's mascot is an Eagle.
  • Mooresville Intermediate (Grades 3–5)
    • MIS's mascot is a Bobcat.
  • Mooresville Middle School (Grades 6-8)
    • MMS's mascot is a Red Imp.
  • Mooresville High School (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.

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Mooresville Graded School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences.
  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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