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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Independence High School

Charlotte, NC


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

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
7

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 2265
Type: Regular School    
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Independence High School

Independence High School

#43
High School Ranking: Independence High School is ranked #43 out of 119 High schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (64th percentile). Click here to see all 119 high schools.


Overall, Independence High School is a 7-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.

100.0
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Independence High School had a Student Growth Score of 100.0. This placed Independence High School in the 99th 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

 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 1
 17% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 19% - Level 1
 19% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 18% - Level 1
 18% - Level 1

 SAT Scores
 Overall SAT Scores
#42
Independence High School's Average SAT Score: 993
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Independence High School ranked 42nd. 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
#42
Average Math SAT Score: 499
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Independence High School ranked 42nd in Math.
 Critical Reading SAT Scores
#36
Average Critical Reading SAT Score: 494
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Independence High School ranked 36th in Critical Reading.
 SAT Participation Rate
#63
SAT Participation Rate: 50.2%
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Independence High School ranked 63rd in SAT Participation Rate.
 Graduation Rate
 90% - Independence High School
 87% - Average of North Carolina high schools
 90% - Independence High School
 87% - Average of North Carolina high schools

 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 5%
 Asian - 5%
 Black - 33%
 Black - 33%
 Hispanic - 25%
 Hispanic - 25%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 33%
 White - 33%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Independence 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 Independence High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Northeast Middle School 4 0.3 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Lebanon Road Elementary School 5 0.9 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
J H Gunn Elementary School 3 1.3 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 PK-5
Queen's Grant Community School 7 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 3 2.9 miles Mint Hill Regular 9-12
Piney Grove Elementary School 4 3.0 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Crown Point Elementary School 8 3.0 miles Matthews Regular PK-5
Mint Hill Middle School 9 3.1 miles Matthews Regular 6-8
Idlewild Elementary School 7 3.2 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Clear Creek Elementary School 7 4.0 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Commonwealth High School 2 4.1 miles Charlotte Charter 9-12
East Mecklenburg High School 8 4.3 miles Charlotte Regular 9-12
Greenway Park Elementary School 3 4.3 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
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 2 4.7 miles Charlotte Regular K-5


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