School Improvement Plans

  • School improvement planning provides a mechanism for identifying needs and establishing a common approach to meeting those needs at the school level. 
    Effective school improvement planning contributes to overall school performance by:

    • Establishing an understanding of the “big picture” of a school's current state, including student achievement, school environment, teacher community, parent community, and administrative issues;
    • Reaching consensus across the school community on which needs represent the highest priorities for action based upon the potential to improve overall student and school performance; and
    • Identifying for implementation goals and strategies, including specific targets, indicators and milestones required to address the school priorities.
  • Link to access SIP in NCStar: Click Here

    School Guest Username Guest Password
    Anderson Creek Primary GuestS16454 GuestS16454
    Angier Elementary GuestS15387 GuestS15387
    Benhaven Elementary GuestS15388 GuestS15388
    Boone Trail Elementary GuestS15389 GuestS15389
    Buies Creek Elementary GuestS16455 GuestS16455
    Coats Elementary GuestS15390 GuestS15390
    Coats-Erwin Middle GuestS16456 GuestS16456
    Dunn Middle GuestS16457 GuestS16457
    Erwin Elementary GuestS15391 GuestS15391
    Harnett Central High GuestS16460 GuestS16460
    Harnett Central Middle GuestS16461 GuestS16461
    Harnett County Early College     
    Harnett Primary GuestS15392 GuestS15392
    Highland Elementary GuestS15393 GuestS15393
    Highland Middle GuestS16463 GuestS16463
    Johnsonville Elementary GuestS16462 GuestS16462
    Lafayette Elementary GuestS15394 GuestS15394
    Lillington-Shawtown Elementary GuestS16464 GuestS16464
    North Harnett Primary GuestS16465 GuestS16465
    Overhills Elementary GuestS16466 GuestS16466
    Overhills High GuestS16468 GuestS16468
    Overhills Middle GuestS16467 GuestS16467
    South Harnett Elementary GuestS16469 GuestS16469
    STAR Academy GuestS16459 GuestS16459
    Triton High GuestS16470 GuestS16470
    Wayne Avenue Elementary GuestS15395 GuestS15395
    Western Harnett High GuestS16471 GuestS16471
    Western Harnett Middle GuestS16472 GuestS16472

  • School improvement planning is more than a plan, it is a framework for change--a map that identifies the school’s destination and requires both decision-making and action from a variety of stakeholders to reach that destination in the most direct route. As Dr. Sam Redding wrote in The Mega System Handbook, “High-functioning schools and schools cited for their effectiveness do the right things, do them continuously, and always look for ways to improve. Schools that fail with comprehensive school reform do so not for lack of resources, other than time, but for want of determination and internal discipline.” North Carolina Schools are required to submit a School Improvement Plan (SIP) to the local board of education for review; approval is required by federal and state regulations (Public Law 107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, section 1101 et seq., and Article 8B School Based Management & Accountability Program) to improve student performance. The plan shall remain in effect for no more than two years (e.g. FY 2016 to FY 2018), however; the plan can be amended as often as is necessary or appropriate. NCDPI Website:

    If a school has been identified as low-performing as provided in § 115C-105.37 and the school is not located in a local school administrative unit identified as low-performing under G.S. 115C-105.39A, within 30 days of the initial identification the superintendent shall submit to the local board of education a preliminary plan for improving both the school performance grade and school growth score, including how the superintendent and other central office administrators will work with the school and monitor the school's progress. Within 30 days of its receipt of the preliminary plan, the local board shall vote to approve, modify, or reject this plan. Before the local board votes on the preliminary plan, it shall make the plan available to the public, including the personnel assigned to that school and the parents and guardians of the students who are assigned to the school, and shall allow for written comments. The Improvement Plans for Low Performing Schools and Low Performing Districts in accordance with G.S. 115C-105.37(a1)(5) and G.S. 115C-105.39A(b)(5) are at
    for the 2015-16 school year.
    After reviewing the plan for your school, you may provide feedback by completing this survey.

    Due to a lack of assessment data during the 19-20 academic year, the state lists of Low-Performing schools and State Low-Performing districts stayed the same for 20-21. Low-performing identification continues pending assessment data from the 20-21 school year.