In 2012, Gov. Bev Perdue recognized Granville County Schools for its outstanding progress in the use of classroom technology and digital learning.
Granville County Schools have implemented a technology strategy that improved access districtwide and refocused resources toward instructional technology. From 2007 to 2012 Granville County Schools went from a 1:8 ratio of computers to students to a ratio of nearly 1:1. Because of increased access to technology, “flipped” and “blended” classrooms have been a natural outgrowth and teachers have used technology to individualize instruction. In addition, students can access courses through the NC Virtual Public School and Granville County’s online school named Granville Online. Instructional technology facilitators provided 2 full days of onsite training followed by weekly ongoing training. Every teacher and all support staff have a laptop and classrooms are fully interactive with whiteboards, document cameras, mobile devices, student response systems and electronic LCD systems.
In Granville County Schools, the graduation rate has improved by 10% with 13% gains in Reading and 10.9% gains in Math EOG scores. The district had an 11.5% gain in composite proficiency for EOC exams. In addition, Granville County Schools showed a 95% reduction in school suspensions.