2016 Year in Review EDUCATION: New leadership, academic growth highlight Catawba County’s education

From Hickory Daily Record Staff Reports

Education In Catawba County Robert Reed Photo

After the release of the state’s READY accountability results in September, Hickory Public Schools, under the leadership of Superintendent Robbie Adell, was no longer considered a low-performing district.

These scores reflect the fourth year of the READY accountability model with its strong focus on career and college readiness and high standards.