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

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".

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Forestview High School

Gastonia, NC


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



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 6 out of 10 stars
6

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,126
Type: Regular School    
Forestview High School

Forestview High School


Metro Area Ranking

#58
Metro Area High School Ranking: Forestview High School is ranked #58 out of 102 of the best high schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (43rd percentile). Cick the link to see all 102 high schools.


State Ranking

#259
Statewide High School Ranking: Forestview High School is ranked #259 out of 492 of the best high schools in North Carolina (47th percentile). Click the link to see all 492 high schools.


Overall, Forestview High School is a 6-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Gaston County, NC. Forestview High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,126 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

67.9
(Did Not Meet Growth)
Student Growth Score: Forestview High School had a Student Growth Score of 67.9. This placed Forestview High School in the 35th percentile of 2431 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.    

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests
End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 26% - Level 2
 26% - Level 2
 22% - Level 1
 22% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 19% - Level 1
 19% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 27% - Level 1
 27% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 475
Math 488
Composite Score 963
SAT Participation Rate 61 %


Graduation Rate
 94% - Forestview High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 94% - Forestview High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 2%
 Asian - 2%
 Black - 22%
 Black - 22%
 Hispanic - 9%
 Hispanic - 9%
 Two or More Races - 4%
 Two or More Races - 4%
 White - 63%
 White - 63%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Forestview High School for the 2014-2015 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2014-2015 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
W A Bess Elementary School 9 0.3 miles Gastonia, NC Regular K-5
Robinson Elementary School 7 2.6 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-3
Hawks Nest Intermediate School 7 2.7 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 4-5
New Hope Elementary School 10 3.5 miles Gastonia, NC Regular K-5
Cramerton Middle School 8 3.9 miles Cramerton, NC Regular 6-8
Ashbrook High School 5 4.2 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 9-12
Oakridge Middle School 10 4.5 miles Clover, SC Regular 6-8
H H Beam Elementary School 2 4.7 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Gardner Park Elementary School 3 4.7 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Sherwood Elementary School 2 4.7 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Grier Middle School 3 5.1 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 6-8
Lingerfeldt Elementary School 1 5.1 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Southwest Middle School 2 5.3 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 6-8
Griggs Road Elementary School 10 5.6 miles Clover, SC Regular PK-5
Hunter Huss High School 1 5.6 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 9-12
McAdenville Elementary School 4 5.9 miles McAdenville, NC Regular K-5
Crowders Creek Elementary School 10 5.9 miles Clover, SC Regular PK-5
York Chester Middle School 1 6.0 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 6-8
Holbrook Middle School 4 6.0 miles Lowell, NC Regular 6-8
South Point High School 8 6.1 miles Belmont, NC Regular 9-12







 




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