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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.

Independence High School

Charlotte, NC

Independence High School
1967 Patriot Dr
Charlotte, NC  28227 (Mecklenburg County)
Phone: 980-343-6900

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 6 out of 10 stars

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 2002
Type: Regular School  
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Independence High School

Independence High School

High School Ranking: one of 71 schools with a 6-star rating or better (out of 120 in the greater Charlotte metro area). Click here to see all 120 high schools.

Overall, Independence 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 Mecklenburg County, NC and is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district.

End-of-Course - Algebra 1

At or Above Grade Level
 80% - Independence High School
 77% - Average of North Carolina schools

End-of-Course - English 1

At or Above Grade Level
 84% - Independence High School
 81% - Average of North Carolina schools

End-of-Course - Biology 1

At or Above Grade Level
 89% - Independence High School
 80% - Average of North Carolina schools

SAT Results

Independence High School's Average SAT Score: 958
Note: Among the 103 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Independence High School ranked 62nd. 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

 79% - Independence 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 Independence High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
Northeast Middle School 5 0.3 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Lebanon Road Elementary School 5 0.9 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
J H Gunn Elementary School 2 1.4 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Albemarle Road Middle School 4 2.4 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Albemarle Road Elementary School 2 2.4 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Queen's Grant Community School 6 2.6 miles Mint Hill Charter K-12
Hickory Grove Elementary School 3 2.6 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Bain Elementary School 10 2.7 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Rocky River High School 6 2.9 miles Mint Hill Regular 9-12
Piney Grove Elementary School 5 3.0 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Crown Point Elementary School 6 3.0 miles Matthews Regular K-5
Mint Hill Middle School 8 3.2 miles Matthews Regular 6-8
Idlewild Elementary School 6 3.3 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Clear Creek Elementary School 7 4.0 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
East Mecklenburg High School 6 4.2 miles Charlotte Regular 9-12
Greenway Park Elementary School 4 4.3 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Reedy Creek Elementary School 4 4.3 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Windsor Park Elementary School 6 4.5 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Winterfield Elementary School 2 4.5 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Charlotte Secondary School 6 4.6 miles Charlotte Charter 6-8
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