About the 2017-2018 WCPSS Suspension and Arrest Data Resource
What will you find in these folders? In the subfolders (divided by school type or school level), you will find school-specific information for each school within the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). Some materials are still being created and will be uploaded as they are finished.
What are in the ‘Elementary, Middle, High School, and Alternative Learning Schools’ folders?
- A School Level Fact Sheet for your school: This document (available in English and in Spanish) has information about your school’s:
- Student population makeup b. Use of Short-Term Suspensions c. Use of School-Resource Officers to address school-based misbehavior ***The data in these Fact Sheets was obtained from public records requests to WCPSS related to suspensions and policing, from reports published by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction related to suspension, and from demographics data published by WCPSS (also included in the folder).
- Information about School Improvement Teams and School Improvement
Plan: The folder contains information about:
- School Improvement Teams in general, including what the law says about
who must be represented on School Improvement Teams and what must be addressed in School Improvement Plans b. Information about who is on your school’s School Improvement Team,
when they meet, and how to access your School Improvement Plan.
- A 2017-18 District Facts Report: To help you learn more about your school, and
see how it compares with others in terms of demographics, this document (published by WCPSS) contains school-level information about the number of students:
- In each grade b. Disaggregated by race
- Who receive free or reduced price (F&R) lunch d. Classified as Limited English Proficient (LEP) e. Classified as academically/intellectually gifted (AIG) f. Classified as exceptional children (EC)
- A Report Card from DPI for your school: This document (published by the
Department of Public Instruction (DPI)) has information about your school in the 2017-18 school year, including: a. Overall performance b. Student characteristics and participation c. Career and college readiness d. Student performance e. Teacher and qualifications f. School Environment
What is in the ‘Wake District Resources’ folder?
- An Issue Brief that provides an overview of WCPSS’ discipline and policing
data, including a comparison of schools
- District Level Fact Sheets, including:
- A 2017-18 Fact Sheet created by Advocates for Children’s Services at
Legal Aid of NC. b. A Racial Equity Report card published in 2018 by the Youth Justice Project
A project of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice