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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.
  • Magnet School: a public school that provides unique or specialized curriculum. Magnet schools differ from regular public schools in that they offer specialized academic themes, such as math & science, the arts, foreign languages and so on. Magnet schools are usually open to students well outside of their immediate geographic location. Unlike charter schools, magnet schools are normally not completely independent, and receive their funding from the school system in the city or county in which they operate.
  • Alternative School: a school that serves students at any level, serves suspended or expelled students, serves students whose learning styles are better served in an alternative program, or a school that provides individualized programs outside of a standard classroom setting.
  • 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.

Forestview High School

Gastonia, NC

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

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1209
Type: Regular School  
System: Gaston County Schools
Forestview High School

Forestview High School

High School Ranking: one of 59 schools with a 7-star rating or better (out of 120 in the greater Charlotte metro area). Click here to see all 120 high schools.

Overall, Forestview High School is a 7-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.

End-of-Course - Algebra 1

At or Above Grade Level
 70% - Forestview High School
 77% - Average of North Carolina schools

End-of-Course - English 1

At or Above Grade Level
 83% - Forestview High School
 81% - Average of North Carolina schools

End-of-Course - Biology 1

At or Above Grade Level
 80% - Forestview High School
 80% - Average of North Carolina schools

SAT Results

Forestview High School's Average SAT Score: 998
Note: Among the 103 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Forestview High School ranked 43rd. 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.

Graduation Rate

 93% - Forestview High School
 83% - 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 2011-2012 school year. Rankings for Forestview High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
Bess Elementary School 8 0.2 miles Gastonia Regular K-5
Robinson Elementary School 9 2.6 miles Gastonia Regular PK-3
Hawks Nest Intermediate School 7 2.6 miles Gastonia Regular 4-5
New Hope Elementary School 7 3.3 miles Gastonia Regular K-5
Cramerton Middle School 8 3.7 miles Cramerton Regular 6-8
Ashbrook High School 5 4.2 miles Gastonia Regular 9-12
Gardner Park Elementary School 5 4.5 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
Sherwood Elementary School 2 4.6 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
H H Beam Elementary School 3 4.7 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
Grier Middle School 4 5.0 miles Gastonia Regular 6-8
Lingerfeldt Elementary School 3 5.1 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
Southwest Middle School 4 5.2 miles Gastonia Regular 6-8
Hunter Huss High School 3 5.7 miles Gastonia Regular 9-12
South Point High School 7 5.8 miles Belmont Regular 9-12
Holbrook Middle School 6 5.9 miles Lowell Regular 6-8
York Chester Middle School 4 5.9 miles Gastonia Regular 6-8
McAdenville Elementary School 5 5.9 miles McAdenville Regular K-5
Piedmont Community Charter School 6 6.1 miles Gastonia Charter K-12
Belmont Central Elementary School 8 6.1 miles Belmont Regular 2-5
Pleasant Ridge Elementary School 3 6.2 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
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