WALKERTOWN — In a year, Middle Fork Elementary School will have a new name and several new staff members as part of an effort to improve student literacy and overall test scores.
The school was chosen as one of nine laboratory schools in North Carolina. All schools selected are low-performing K-8 schools and are partnering with a state university for five years — in Middle Fork Elementary’s situation, it will work with Appalachian State University.
Amy Nail, the instructional superintendent for instructional services for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, said Middle Fork has already begun using innovative practices in its efforts to improve.
“It was already doing literacy training with Appalachian State University,” Nail said.
School data will still be reported annually, including student enrollment, achievement data and performance grades, achievement scores, student growth, and academic progress.