PITTSBORO — On Thursday, March 9, 2023, the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium (PTEC) recognized George Moses Horton Middle School as one of 24 North Carolina schools given the distinction of a PTEC Signature School. The Piedmont Triad Education Consortium consists of 18 counties across North Carolina. To be considered, a PTEC signature school must be able to show widespread increases in measurable outcomes, such as testing data. Schools must have strong community ties and high-quality student supports and opportunities.
“Statewide data has shown that all of our schools have made significant academic strides this past year. George Moses Horton Middle students and staff have gone above and beyond with their academic progress and have worked diligently to close the achievement gap across the board,” said Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson. “I am proud of Mr. Robinson, his staff and students for making such positive academic gains. George Moses Horton is the embodiment of One Chatham, a community who always puts their students first.”
Highlights of George Moses Horton Middle’s academic growth included the following:
● Outperformed the state in CCR and GLP for the last 5 reported years
● Average subgroup proficiency increase in math of 7 points
● Average subgroup proficiency increase in reading of 5.9 points
● Average subgroup proficiency increase in science of 5.3 points
● All major subgroups maintained or increased proficiency
"Receiving the PTEC Signature School designation is an honor that would not be possible without the meaningful work of each member of the George Moses Horton Middle School's staff on behalf of our students,” said Mr. Bradyn Robinson, principal of George Moses Horton Middle. “I am extremely proud to be spotlighted as a school that represents the many wonderful things that are currently happening in Chatham County Schools. I think this recognition is even more of an honor in Chatham because of the high-caliber schools we have in our district."