HERTFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, serving as a cornerstone of our community, will prepare graduates who are ready to meet the global challenges of education, career, and life.

    September 10, 2015

    Greetings Parents, Students, Staff, and Community Members:

    As Hertford County Public Schools continues its focus of aligning instruction, curriculum, and assessment as the basis for sustaining and increasing academic performance, this year we are also Sharpening the Effectiveness of Instruction with greater precision.

    In lieu of the challenges, we celebrate our successes of the 2014-2015 school year and remain confident in uncovering new opportunities for continuous improvement and sustaining high academic performance for a diverse population of students. During the 2014-2015 school year, we saw our four-year cohort graduation rate reach a high of 85.9 percent (9.9 points higher than 2013-14) and growth in our elementary students reading and math scores. Additional points of pride include our multi-faceted distance learning and CTE curriculum, increasing technology program with our new 1:1 access to computers in our middle school, and increased focus on literacy and use of digital learning tools in all seven schools.

    Our school report cards display the growth which is necessary to measure performance. As you review the school report cards, we encourage you to look deeper into the information provided, beyond the school performance grade, for a more accurate reflection of the quality education received by our students.  Just as a single grade does not tell the whole story of a student, this grade does not indicate everything about the performance of our schools or the opportunities we provide.

    We invite you to partner with the HCPS faculty and staff, district administrators, and Board members, as we prepare our students to meet the global challenges of education, career and life.



    Julius Walker, Jr.

    Interim Superintendent