North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions

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Leading and Learning

Survey Results

Thank you to the more than 101,000 educators for taking the 2016 NCTWCS Survey

Congratulations to the Schools that achieved 100% Response Rate 

To recognize schools with 100 percent participation, the NC Department of Public Instruction partnered with the North Carolina Business Committee for Education and, in particular, BB&T, California Casualty, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Duke Energy and Lenovo, and the North Carolina Association for Educators (NCAE) to award those schools prizes and monetary incentives. Award presentations were held at the school and delivered personally by staff of the Department of Public Instruction and its sponsors in May and June.  Please click on the schools below to view pictures of the presentations.

The following schools received a $1,000 cash prize for being selected as “firsts” in our state:

*  First Elementary School in state to reach 100 percent response rate:

 Allenbrook Elementary School (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)

*  First Middle School in state to reach 100 percent response rate:

East Rutherford Middle School (Rutherford County Schools)

*  First High School in state to reach 100 percent response rate:

Creswell High School (Washington County Schools)

*  First School District in state to reach 100 percent response rate:

   Edenton-Chowan Public Schools

*  “Nick of Time” School (final school in state to reach 100 percent response rate): 

   Plain View Primary (Bladen County Schools)

The following schools were randomly selected through a live drawing held on Monday, May 9.


 The taping of the Department's live drawing can be found by clicking here.  

The following schools received a $750 cash prize: 

*  Banner Elk Elementary in Avery County (North Area)            

*  Northwoods Park Middle School in Onslow County (South Area)         

*  The Exploris School in Raleigh (East Area)            

*  Enochville Elementary in Rowan-Salisbury Schools (West Area)    

These schools will receive a sponsor prize valued at $500.

**  Carthage Elementary in Moore County:

School-wide Professional Development Session sponsored by NCAE 

**  Robert L Patton High School in Burke County:

$500 in School Supplies sponsored by California Casualty Insurance

Valerie Hawthorne, this year's logo designer, will also receive a small cash prize.

The North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions (NC TWC) survey is an anonymous statewide survey of licensed school-based educators to assess teaching conditions at the school, district and state level. First administered in 2002 as part of the Governor's Teacher Working Conditions Initiative, it is conducted biennially.

The results of this survey are one component of the on-going process for collaborative school and district improvement plans. Results are also used as artifacts in the educator and administrator evaluation instruments in our state. 

The New Teacher Center (NTC) works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholder groups representing teachers, superintendents, community and business to conduct the survey. NTC is a nonpartisan group with a mission to support the development of an effective, dedicated and inspired teaching force. NTC also has vast experience conducting similar surveys across the country. 

Thank You to the NC TWC Incentive Partners. Their Generosity is Appreciated.