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".

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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.

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
W A Bess Elementary School 8 0.2 miles Gastonia Regular K-5
Robinson Elementary School 5 2.6 miles Gastonia Regular PK-3
Hawks Nest Intermediate School 7 2.6 miles Gastonia Regular 4-5
New Hope Elementary School 9 3.3 miles Gastonia Regular K-5
Piedmont Community Charter School 7 3.7 miles Gastonia Charter K-12
Cramerton Middle School 8 3.8 miles Cramerton Regular 6-8
Ashbrook High School 4 4.2 miles Gastonia Regular 9-12
Gardner Park Elementary School 5 4.6 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
Sherwood Elementary School 2 4.6 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
H H Beam Elementary School 1 4.7 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
Grier Middle School 2 5.0 miles Gastonia Regular 6-8
Lingerfeldt Elementary School 1 5.1 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
Southwest Middle School 2 5.3 miles Gastonia Regular 6-8
Hunter Huss High School 1 5.6 miles Gastonia Regular 9-12
McAdenville Elementary School 4 5.7 miles McAdenville Regular K-5
Stuart W Cramer High School 6 5.8 miles Belmont Regular 9-10
Holbrook Middle School 4 5.9 miles Lowell Regular 6-8
York Chester Middle School 1 5.9 miles Gastonia Regular 6-8
South Point High School 7 5.9 miles Belmont Regular 9-12
Belmont Central Elementary School 9 6.1 miles Belmont Regular 2-5


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