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".

Independence High School

Charlotte, NC


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

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 5 out of 10 stars
5

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 2153
Type: Regular School  
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Independence High School

Independence High School

#68
High School Ranking: Independence High School is ranked #68 out of 113 High schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (40th percentile). Click here to see all 113 high schools.


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

-2.0
(Did Not Meet Growth)
Student Growth Index: Independence High School had a Student Growth Index of -2.0. This placed Independence High School in the 25th percentile of 475 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 Standardized Tests
 End of Course Scores

End-of-Course - English

At or Above Grade Level
 50% - Independence High School
 51% - Average of North Carolina schools

End-of-Course - Biology

At or Above Grade Level
 49% - Independence High School
 46% - Average of North Carolina schools
 SAT Scores
 Overall SAT Scores
#50
Independence High School's Average SAT Score: 958
Note: Among the 99 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Independence High School ranked 50th. 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
#47
Average Math SAT Score: 485
Note: Among the 99 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Independence High School ranked 47th in Math.
 Critical Reading SAT Scores
#45
Average Critical Reading SAT Score: 473
Note: Among the 99 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Independence High School ranked 45th in Critical Reading.
 SAT Participation Rate
#58
SAT Participation Rate: 48.8%
Note: Among the 99 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Independence High School ranked 58th in SAT Participation Rate.
 Graduation Rate
 84% - Independence High School
 85% - 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 2012-2013 school year. Rankings for Independence High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Northeast Middle School 4 0.3 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Lebanon Road Elementary School 4 0.9 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
J H Gunn Elementary School 3 1.4 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Queen's Grant Community School 8 2.2 miles Matthews Charter K-12
Albemarle Road Middle School 3 2.4 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Albemarle Road Elementary School 2 2.4 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
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 3 2.9 miles Mint Hill Regular 9-12
Piney Grove Elementary School 5 3.0 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Crown Point Elementary School 8 3.0 miles Matthews Regular PK-5
Mint Hill Middle School 9 3.2 miles Matthews Regular 6-8
Idlewild Elementary School 6 3.2 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Clear Creek Elementary School 7 4.0 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Greenway Park Elementary School 2 4.3 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
East Mecklenburg High School 6 4.3 miles Charlotte Regular 9-12
Windsor Park Elementary School 5 4.5 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Winterfield Elementary School 1 4.5 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Devonshire Elementary School 4 4.7 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Charlotte Secondary School 5 4.7 miles Charlotte Charter 6-8


 
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