That's welcome news for educators in Pitt County who Thursday held a retreat with local principals to continue to strengthen growth in the public schools. Preliminary numbers released by the ABC's of public education accountability showed more high schools in Pitt County fared better than administrators first thought. In order to achieve growth, individual students are expected to perform as well, or better, on the end-of-grade assessment. But there were several schools in Eastern Carolina that didn't make the grade and are considered low performing schools. In Lenoir County: Kinston High and C.H. Bynum Elementary were ranked as low performing. For Nash and Rocky Mount Schools : O.R. Pope Elementary.
West Bertie Elementary in Bertie County and Warsaw Elementary and James Kenan High School were also under the low performing category.