Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.
Student Growth Index Explained

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

Forestview High School

Gastonia, NC


Forestview High School
5545 Union Road
Gastonia, NC  28056 (Gaston County)
Phone: 704-861-2625

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 5 out of 10 stars
5

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1101
Type: Regular School  
System: Gaston County Schools
Forestview High School

Forestview High School

#60
High School Ranking: Forestview High School is ranked #60 out of 115 High schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (48th percentile). Click here to see all 115 high schools.


Overall, Forestview High School is a 5-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Gaston County, NC and is part of the Gaston County Schools district.

1.3
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Index: Forestview High School had a Student Growth Index of 1.3. This placed Forestview High School in the 63rd percentile of 478 Charlotte-area public schools with comparable student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth index measures how well given schools grow student achievement over time.  

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

Please note: Starting in 2014, the state of North Carolina began to assign letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.
 North Carolina Standardized Tests
 End of Course Scores

Math I

 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 17% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 20% - Level 1

Biology

 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 29% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 26% - Level 2
 22% - Level 1

English II

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 23% - Level 1

 SAT Scores
 Overall SAT Scores
#47
Forestview High School's Average SAT Score: 986
Note: Among the 105 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Forestview High School ranked 47th. SAT scores and rankings are based on the combined scores on the SAT critical reading and SAT mathematics sections. Scores from the writing portion of the SAT are not included in these calculations.
 Math SAT Scores
#38
Average Math SAT Score: 501
Note: Among the 105 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Forestview High School ranked 38th in Math.
 Critical Reading SAT Scores
#43
Average Critical Reading SAT Score: 485
Note: Among the 105 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Forestview High School ranked 43rd in Critical Reading.
 SAT Participation Rate
#29
SAT Participation Rate: 63.8%
Note: Among the 105 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Forestview High School ranked 29th in SAT Participation Rate.
 Graduation Rate
 90% - Forestview High School
 86% - Average of North Carolina high schools

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2013-2014 school year. Rankings for Forestview High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2013-2014 school year. Rankings for Forestview High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Piedmont Community Charter School 7 3.7 miles Gastonia Charter K-12
Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy 10 14.1 miles Charlotte Charter K-8
Aristotle Preparatory Academy 2 14.5 miles Charlotte Charter K-3
Mountain Island Charter School 8 14.5 miles Mt. Holly Charter K-10
Invest Collegiate 6 15.1 miles Charlotte Charter K-6
Kennedy Charter School 2 15.4 miles Charlotte Charter K-12
Community Charter School 1 17.0 miles Charlotte Charter K-5
Charlotte Choice Charter School 1 19.5 miles Charlotte Charter K-5
Sugar Creek Charter School 5 19.6 miles Charlotte Charter K-8


 
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