Brighter Future

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  

As I reflect on last year, I am proud of the accomplishments of our students, staff and school communities.  We are moving forward as our graduation rate is now 85.1%.  Congratulations to everyone! Each of you plays an important role in the success of all students.  This year as we build a brighter future, one student at a time, let's stay focused on the following key areas:  Vision, Relationships, Growth & Creativity. 

Thank you!   Dr. Lory Morrow, Superintendent

Please visit our new Facebook page Davidson County Schools, NC or our new Twitter Account  @DCSNC to view video and pictures as we showcase our students, staff and school communities. 

Education is Our Future
Legislative Updates
Updated on 06/27/2016
House Bill 539 is bad news for public schools and can be devastating for students. The bill forces local school districts to share program-specific funding with charter schools, even if charters don't offer the service. 
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DCS Benefits Enrollment
DCS Benefits Enrollment
Please make note of the time sensitive enrollment opportunities. 
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NC State Health Plan
NC State Health Plan Update
Immediate Action Required to Maintain Health Plan Coverage for Dependents 
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Early College Receives Recognition One of the Best in the US!

"One of America's Best High Schools" by U.S. News and World Report, Davidson Early College High School received a bronze medal based on academic and enrollment data, proficiency rate and the overall curriculum. 
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Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)  click here for more info

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) is the process by which schools, based on a body of evidence, can award student credit in a particular course without requiring the student to complete the classroom instruction for a certain amount of seat time.

DCS Teachers Receive Bright Ideas Grant

2015 Bright Ideas Grant Winner
The Bright Ideas Education Grant Program through Energy United is available to teachers for innovative projects in any subject. Grant recipients use the money to fund creative, hands-on classroom projects that fall outside traditional school budgets. Teachers can apply for grants up to $2,000 for creative, classroom based ideas. This year Energy United awarded grants to 7 deserving teachers from Davidson County Schools. Congratulations to Cenda Wooten from North Davidson Middle, Dana Leonard from Ledford High, Mary Walser from Churchland Elementary, Natalie Haywood from Central Davidson Middle, Tonya Robbins from Reeds Elementary, Nina Allen from Denton Elementary and Kailey Queen from Stoner-Thomas.

South Davidson Students Compete at UNC Charlotte

SDHS Debate Team
Congratulations to the South Davidson Debate Team who attended the Carolina's Conference at UNC Charlotte. This was a unique conference as high school students competed against college students. Representing South Davidson were Luke Jones, Maria Smith, Rachel Williams, Annabelle McIntyre and Luke DiFato. Congratulations to Luke DiFato who won Outstanding Position Paper for his committee.

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Mission Statement:

The mission of Davidson County Schools is...

  • to empower students to achieve high academic goals.
  • to challenge educators to attain high professional standards.

Vision Statement:

The vision of Davidson County Schools is to graduate ALL students future ready and globally competitive.

Chart a Course to Success
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.      -Plato

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New District Wide Grading
Report Card GradesUnder the new scale grades and grade point average calculations will be applied as follows:
A:   90-100  =  4.0
B:   80 - 89  =  3.0
C:   70 - 79  =  2.0
D:   60 - 69  =  1.0
F:    < 59     =   0.0

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BOE 2014
Davidson County
Board of Education

Front row:  
Mrs. Vicki Trail, Mr. Phillip Craver,
Mr. Alan Beck
Back row:
Mr. Neal Motsinger, Dr. Lory Morrow,
Mr. Brian Feezor


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Dogwood seedling planted in honor of the 175th anniversary of NC public schools

North Carolina school districts received dogwood seedlings in honor of the 175th Anniversary Celebration on March 19th in Raleigh. The seedling planting ceremonies across our state symbolize each local school district’s commemoration of N.C. Public Schools’ 175th anniversary. N.C. has a strong history supporting education for the vision of a prosperous future. N.C. educators are committed to growing strong students and vibrant communities.  As the dogwood seedlings take root and flourish so may the future of education in North Carolina thrive.
Dogwood Seedling
Dr. Lory Morrow, DCS superintendent and Mr. Brian Feezor, DCS Board of Education chairperson, nurture and celebrate the growth of education opportunities for our students as represented by the planting of this dogwood seedling at the DCS Central Office.