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: 1126
Type: Regular School    
System: Gaston County Schools
Forestview High School

Forestview High School

#64
High School Ranking: Forestview High School is ranked #64 out of 119 High schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (46th percentile). Click here to see all 119 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.

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 28th percentile of 491 Charlotte-area 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: 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

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

 SAT Scores
 Overall SAT Scores
#52
Forestview High School's Average SAT Score: 963
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Forestview High School ranked 52nd. 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
#46
Average Math SAT Score: 488
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Forestview High School ranked 46th in Math.
 Critical Reading SAT Scores
#48
Average Critical Reading SAT Score: 475
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Forestview High School ranked 48th in Critical Reading.
 SAT Participation Rate
#36
SAT Participation Rate: 61.6%
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Forestview High School ranked 36th in SAT Participation Rate.
 Graduation Rate
 94% - Forestview High School
 87% - Average of North Carolina high schools
 94% - Forestview High School
 87% - Average 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 8 0.3 miles Gastonia Regular K-5
Robinson Elementary School 6 2.6 miles Gastonia Regular PK-3
Hawks Nest Intermediate School 6 2.7 miles Gastonia Regular 4-5
New Hope Elementary School 9 3.5 miles Gastonia Regular K-5
Piedmont Community Charter School 8 3.9 miles Gastonia Charter K-12
Cramerton Middle School 7 3.9 miles Cramerton Regular 6-8
Ashbrook High School 5 4.2 miles Gastonia Regular 9-12
H H Beam Elementary School 2 4.7 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
Gardner Park Elementary School 3 4.7 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
Sherwood Elementary School 2 4.7 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
Grier Middle School 3 5.1 miles Gastonia Regular 6-8
Lingerfeldt Elementary School 1 5.1 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5
Southwest Middle School 3 5.3 miles Gastonia Regular 6-8
Hunter Huss High School 1 5.6 miles Gastonia Regular 9-12
McAdenville Elementary School 4 5.9 miles McAdenville Regular K-5
Stuart W Cramer High School 6 6.0 miles Belmont Regular 9-12
York Chester Middle School 1 6.0 miles Gastonia Regular 6-8
Holbrook Middle School 4 6.0 miles Lowell Regular 6-8
South Point High School 7 6.1 miles Belmont Regular 9-12
Pleasant Ridge Elementary School 3 6.2 miles Gastonia Regular PK-5


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