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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.
  • Magnet School: a public school that provides unique or specialized curriculum. Magnet schools differ from regular public schools in that they offer specialized academic themes, such as math & science, the arts, foreign languages and so on. Magnet schools are usually open to students well outside of their immediate geographic location. Unlike charter schools, magnet schools are normally not completely independent, and receive their funding from the school system in the city or county in which they operate.
  • Alternative School: a school that serves students at any level, serves suspended or expelled students, serves students whose learning styles are better served in an alternative program, or a school that provides individualized programs outside of a standard classroom setting.
  • 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.

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: 933
Type: Regular School  
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Polo Ridge Elementary School

Polo Ridge Elementary School

#4
Elementary School Ranking: Polo Ridge Elementary School is ranked #4 out of 292 elementary schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (99th percentile). Click here to see all 292 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.

End-of-Grade Reading - Grade 3-5 Combined

At or Above Grade Level
 > 95% - Polo Ridge Elementary School
 72% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 58% - Polo Ridge Elementary School
 22% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

End-of-Grade Math - Grade 3-5 Combined

At or Above Grade Level
 > 95% - Polo Ridge Elementary School
 84% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 78% - Polo Ridge Elementary School
 32% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

End-of-Grade Science - Grade 5

At or Above Grade Level
 > 95% - Polo Ridge Elementary School
 76% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 78% - Polo Ridge Elementary School
 34% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2011-2012 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 2.2 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 8 2.7 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
McKee Road Elementary School 10 2.7 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
McAlpine Elementary School 7 3.1 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
South Charlotte Middle School 10 3.1 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Elon Park Elementary School 10 3.2 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Marvin Elementary School 10 3.3 miles Marvin Regular K-5
Ballantyne Elementary School 9 3.5 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Antioch Elementary School 10 4.0 miles Matthews Regular K-5
Socrates Academy 10 4.1 miles Matthews Charter K-7
Olde Providence Elementary School 10 4.4 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Weddington Elementary School 10 4.6 miles Matthews Regular K-5
Providence High School 10 4.7 miles Charlotte Regular 9-12
Marvin Ridge Middle School 10 5.0 miles Waxhaw Regular 6-8
Weddington Middle School 10 5.0 miles Matthews Regular 6-8
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