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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Parkwood Middle School

Monroe, NC

Parkwood Middle School
3219 Parkwood School Rd
Monroe, NC  28112 (Union County)
Phone: 704-764-2910

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 6 out of 10 stars

Grades Served: 6-8
Enrollment: 687
Type: Regular School    
System: Union County Public Schools
Parkwood Middle School

Parkwood Middle School

Middle School Ranking: Parkwood Middle School is ranked #60 out of 131 middle schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (54th percentile). Click here to see all 131 middle schools.

Overall, Parkwood Middle School is a 6-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Union County, NC and is part of the Union County Public Schools district.

(Met Growth)
Student Growth Index: Parkwood Middle School had a Student Growth Index of -1.5. This placed Parkwood Middle School in the 39th 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 Parkwood Middle School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
Parkwood High School 5 0.2 miles Monroe Regular 9-12
Prospect Elementary School 4 2.8 miles Monroe Regular K-5
Western Union Elementary School 4 3.9 miles Waxhaw Regular K-5
Walter Bickett Elementary School 2 5.7 miles Monroe Regular PK-5
Waxhaw Elementary School 7 6.0 miles Waxhaw Regular PK-5
Central Academy of Technology 10 6.2 miles Monroe Regular 9-12
South Providence School 1 6.5 miles Waxhaw Regular 6-12
Rocky River Elementary School 8 6.7 miles Monroe Regular PK-5
New Town Elementary School 9 7.0 miles Waxhaw Regular PK-5
Union Academy 9 7.0 miles Monroe Charter K-12
Monroe Middle School 3 7.3 miles Monroe Regular 6-8
Wesley Chapel Elementary School 9 7.7 miles Monroe Regular K-5
Monroe High School 1 7.8 miles Monroe Regular 9-12
East Elementary School 1 7.8 miles Monroe Regular PK-5
Benton Heights Elementary School 2 7.9 miles Monroe Regular PK-5
Weddington High School 10 8.0 miles Matthews Regular 9-12
Cuthbertson High School 10 8.1 miles Waxhaw Regular 9-12
Cuthbertson Middle School 10 8.1 miles Waxhaw Regular 6-8
Kensington Elementary School 10 8.8 miles Waxhaw Regular K-5
Rock Rest Elementary School 7 9.1 miles Monroe Regular PK-5

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