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".

Polo Ridge Elementary School

Charlotte, NC


Polo Ridge Elementary School
11830 Tom Short Rd
Charlotte, NC  28277 (Mecklenburg County)
Phone: 980-343-0749

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: K-5
Enrollment: 1026
Type: Regular School  
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Polo Ridge Elementary School

Polo Ridge Elementary School

#5
Elementary School Ranking: Polo Ridge Elementary School is ranked #5 out of 300 elementary schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (98th percentile). Click here to see all 300 elementary schools.


Overall, Polo Ridge Elementary School is a 10-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.

1.3
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Index: Polo Ridge Elementary School had a Student Growth Index of 1.3. This placed Polo Ridge Elementary School in the 63rd 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.  

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

  North Carolina Math Letter Grade

  North Carolina Reading 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 Grade Tests

Math Grade 3

 42% - Level 5 (Superior)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1

Math Grade 4

 47% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 11% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1

Math Grade 5

 45% - Level 5 (Superior)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 5% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1

Reading Grade 3

 35% - Level 5 (Superior)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 8% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1

Reading Grade 4

 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1

Reading Grade 5

 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 11% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1

Science Grade 5

 53% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1

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 Polo Ridge Elementary School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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 Polo Ridge Elementary School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Jay M Robinson Middle School 10 1.3 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Hawk Ridge Elementary School 10 1.7 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Community House Middle School 10 1.8 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Ardrey Kell High School 10 2.1 miles Charlotte Regular 9-12
Providence Spring Elementary School 10 2.3 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Rea View Elementary School 10 2.4 miles Waxhaw Regular K-5
Endhaven Elementary School 9 2.7 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
McKee Road Elementary School 10 2.7 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
South Charlotte Middle School 10 3.0 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
McAlpine Elementary School 8 3.1 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Elon Park Elementary School 10 3.2 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Marvin Elementary School 10 3.3 miles Marvin Regular PK-5
Ballantyne Elementary School 10 3.5 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Antioch Elementary School 9 4.1 miles Matthews Regular K-5
Socrates Academy 9 4.1 miles Matthews Charter K-8
Olde Providence Elementary School 10 4.4 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Weddington Elementary School 10 4.6 miles Matthews Regular PK-5
Providence High School 10 4.8 miles Charlotte Regular 9-12
Weddington Middle School 10 4.9 miles Matthews Regular 6-8
Marvin Ridge Middle School 10 5.0 miles Waxhaw Regular 6-8


 
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