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

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,169
Type: Regular School    
Forestview High School

Forestview High School

Metro Area Ranking

Metro Area High School Ranking: Forestview High School is ranked #51 out of 106 of the best high schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (52nd percentile). Cick the link to see all 106 high schools.

State Ranking

Statewide High School Ranking: Forestview High School is ranked #220 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (57th percentile). Click the link to see all 516 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 1,169 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Forestview High School had a Student Growth Score of 85.6. This placed Forestview High School in the 71st percentile of 2423 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

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 16.7 40th 17.2
Math 19.2 45th 18.8
Reading 19 45th 19.1
Science 18.9 45th 18.9
Writing 14.4 43rd 14.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Forestview High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 17% - Level 1
 17% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 21% - Level 2
 20% - Level 1
 20% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 16% - Level 3
 16% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 30% - Level 1
 30% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 479
Math 490
Composite Score 969
SAT Participation Rate 55 %

Forestview High had an average SAT score of 969 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #133 out of 490 NC high schools (73rd percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Forestview High was 55% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Student Enrollment Trend

Diversity Indicators

 American Indian - N/A
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 1%
 Asian - 1%
 Black - 22%
 Black - 22%
 Hispanic - 11%
 Hispanic - 11%
 Two or More Races - 4%
 Two or More Races - 4%
 White - 62%
 White - 62%

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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 school year. Rankings for Forestview High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
W A Bess Elementary School 9 0.2 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Robinson Elementary School 6 2.6 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-3
Hawks Nest Intermediate School 4 2.6 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 4-5
New Hope Elementary School 8 3.3 miles Gastonia, NC Regular K-5
Cramerton Middle School 8 3.8 miles Cramerton, NC Regular 6-8
Ashbrook High School 3 4.1 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 9-12
Oakridge Middle School 10 4.5 miles Clover, SC Regular 6-8
Gardner Park Elementary School 3 4.6 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Sherwood Elementary School 3 4.6 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
H H Beam Elementary School 3 4.7 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Grier Middle School 4 5.0 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 6-8
Lingerfeldt Elementary School 2 5.1 miles Gastonia, NC Regular PK-5
Southwest Middle School 3 5.3 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 6-8
Hunter Huss High School 2 5.6 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 9-12
McAdenville Elementary School 5 5.7 miles McAdenville, NC Regular K-5
Griggs Road Elementary School 10 5.7 miles Clover, SC Regular PK-5
Stuart W Cramer High School 6 5.8 miles Belmont, NC Regular 9-12
Holbrook Middle School 5 5.9 miles Lowell, NC Regular 6-8
York Chester Middle School 1 5.9 miles Gastonia, NC Regular 6-8
South Point High School 7 5.9 miles Belmont, NC Regular 9-12


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