Granville Schools

More public schools are on the chopping block in Granville County

BY: - May 19, 2021

Traditional school enrollment losses translate to charter school gains in rural district  Unable to stop the flight of students to area charter schools, Granville County could soon close two elementary schools and a high school — the second round of closures in the past two years.  The Board of Education is studying whether to close Wilton […]

Given the flexibility of charters, Restart schools and their students seem to be improving

BY: - November 25, 2020

Two-thirds of 107 schools in North Carolina met or exceeded academic growth goals Granville County Schools is embroiled in a fierce competition for students, and the is district losing.  Over 10 years, more than 1,700 students have left the district for the promise of more opportunities at competing charter schools. Families are transferring their children because the district has fallen off academically, […]

As charters siphon off students, Granville County’s public schools are struggling to stay afloat

BY: - November 12, 2020

Granville is a cautionary tale for rural school districts that must compete with charters

Granville County Schools is in what former school board member Rob Rivers describes as a graveyard spiral.

As evidence, the former NASA test pilot points to budget problems, declining enrollment and worsening academic performance, all of which Rivers believes will doom the district if steps aren’t taken to stop the free fall.