Evaluation of North Carolina school district websites

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What information can people find on their school district website in North Carolina?

This page captured a snapshot of the information contributed by Sunshine Review users after they've studied the information made available on North Carolina school district websites.

See also: School districts websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on North Carolina' school district websites to what can be found on school district websites in other states.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
means that information was partially provided

Check the Sunshine Review page about each school district for more detailed information about what information is available on the school district website, along with recommendations SR users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart


In July of 2012, Sunshine Review evaluated the ten largest school districts in North Carolina: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Wake County Schools, Guilford County Schools, Cumberland County Schools, Forsyth County Schools, Gaston County Schools, Durham Public Schools, Buncombe County Schools, Robeson County Schools, and Union County Public Schools. These schools averaged a "B" in website transparency, the details are listed in the below chart.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
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7 8 9 10 6 8 8 7 9 9
1 2 1 0 4 2 1 2 1 1
600px-Red x.png
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Comparison chart

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Comparison chart

Please check each district to see when it was last rated, if there is no time stamp then check the "History" tab to see when it was last edited.

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Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a North Carolina school district, you can correct it immediately or report the error.