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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North Stanly Middle School

New London, NC

North Stanly Middle School
36605 Old Salisbury Rd
New London, NC  28127 (Stanly County)
Phone: 704-961-3700

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

Grades Served: 6-8
Enrollment: 558
Type: Regular School    
System: Stanly County Schools
North Stanly Middle School

North Stanly Middle School

Middle School Ranking: North Stanly Middle School is ranked #53 out of 131 middle schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (60th percentile). Click here to see all 131 middle schools.

Overall, North Stanly Middle School is a 7-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Stanly County, NC and is part of the Stanly County Schools district.

(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Index: North Stanly Middle School had a Student Growth Index of 9.1. This placed North Stanly Middle School in the 97th percentile of 478 Charlotte-area public schools with comparable student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth index measures how well given schools grow student achievement over time.    

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Please note: Starting in 2014, the state of North Carolina began to assign letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2013-2014 school year. Rankings for North Stanly Middle School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
North Stanly High School 3 1.8 miles New London Regular 9-12
Albemarle High School 2 3.5 miles Albemarle Regular 9-12
Stanly Academy Learning Center 1 3.5 miles Albemarle Regular 9-12
Millingport Elementary School 5 4.2 miles Albemarle Regular PK-5
Richfield Elementary School 6 4.2 miles Richfield Regular K-5
Central Elementary School 4 4.4 miles Albemarle Regular K-5
Stanly Early College High School 10 5.1 miles Albemarle Regular 9-13
Albemarle Middle School 5 5.4 miles Albemarle Regular 6-8
East Albemarle Elementary School 2 5.5 miles Albemarle Regular K-5
Gray Stone Day 10 5.7 miles Misenheimer Charter 9-12
Badin Elementary School 6 6.8 miles Badin Regular K-5
Endy Elementary School 7 7.6 miles Albemarle Regular K-5
Mount Pleasant Elementary School 7 11.1 miles Mount Pleasant Regular K-5
Mount Pleasant Middle School 8 11.4 miles Mount Pleasant Regular 6-9
West Stanly High School 4 11.7 miles Oakboro Regular 9-12
South Stanly Middle School 7 12.4 miles Norwood Regular 6-8
Aquadale Elementary School 7 12.5 miles Norwood Regular PK-5
West Stanly Middle School 7 12.5 miles Locust Regular 6-8
South Stanly High School 3 12.9 miles Norwood Regular 9-12
Morgan Elementary School 4 13.1 miles Gold Hill Regular PK-5

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