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

    December 16, 2014

    Visitors and Friends of Excellence in Education,

    Refining Our Focus!

    Hertford County Public Schools is aware of the challenges to creating schools of excellence in a Tier I county. But the progress we have made gives us confidence that we can become that unique county that sustains high academic performance for a diverse population of students.

    Hertford County Public Schools is utilizing Dr. Bill Daggett’s “The Daggett System for Effective Instruction,” to improve academic performance. The focus on aligning of instruction, curriculum, and assessment provides a basis to sustain and increase academic performance. Our school report cards display the growth which is necessary to measure performance. We are thankful because we believe an effective accountability system must take into account “where you have been” in comparison to current academic performance. Measuring growth will continue to be the key to a successful school. Hertford County Public Schools is committed to every child acquiring at minimum, a year’s growth for a year of instruction.

    Hertford County Public Schools has seven schools within the district. Each school is addressing the challenges noted on our Report Card. Distance Learning, NC-IRIS, and a revamped CTE curriculum are being utilized in all secondary schools to effect the changes to meet the challenges in our global marketplace. Our elementary schools are continuing the focus on literacy through the use of Classworks and NC-Write. As we continue to examine our practices to improve achievement for our district, we
    remember our goal, to be a Cornerstone and “the Choice for all Families” in Hertford County!

    We invite you to partner with the teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, support personnel, and Board, as we implement and continue best practices that address academic capacity within our district.


    Michael D. Perry, Ed.D