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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Polo Ridge Elementary School

Charlotte, NC


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



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: K-5
Enrollment: 1,037
Type: Regular School    
Polo Ridge Elementary School

Polo Ridge Elementary School


Metro Area Ranking

#4
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Polo Ridge Elementary School is ranked #4 of 304 of the best elementary schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (99th percentile). Click the link to see all 304 elementary schools.


State Ranking

#8
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Polo Ridge Elementary School is ranked #8 out of 1492 of the best elementary schools in North Carolina (99th percentile). Click the link to see all 1492 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. Polo Ridge Elementary School has an enrollment of approximately 1,037 students and serves grades K-5. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

83.0
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Polo Ridge Elementary School had a Student Growth Score of 83.0. This placed Polo Ridge Elementary School in the 68th percentile of 2431 North Carolina 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.    

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Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests
End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 3

 55% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 4

 52% - Level 5 (Superior)
 52% - Level 5 (Superior)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 5% - Level 2
 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 5

 55% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 7% - Level 2
 7% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 3

 39% - Level 5 (Superior)
 39% - Level 5 (Superior)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 4

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 66% - Level 4 (Solid)
 66% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 5% - Level 2
 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 24% - Level 5 (Superior)
 24% - Level 5 (Superior)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 43% - Level 5 (Superior)
 43% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 2
 6% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1



 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 23%
 Asian - 23%
 Black - 7%
 Black - 7%
 Hispanic - 4%
 Hispanic - 4%
 Two or More Races - 2%
 Two or More Races - 2%
 White - 64%
 White - 64%

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

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School
Type
   
Grades
Served
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Community House Middle School 10 1.8 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 6-8
Ardrey Kell High School 10 2.1 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
Providence Spring Elementary School 10 2.3 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Rea View Elementary School 10 2.4 miles Waxhaw, NC Regular K-5
Endhaven Elementary School 10 2.7 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
McKee Road Elementary School 10 2.7 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
South Charlotte Middle School 10 3.0 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 6-8
McAlpine Elementary School 9 3.1 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Elon Park Elementary School 10 3.2 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Marvin Elementary School 10 3.3 miles Marvin, NC Regular PK-5
Ballantyne Elementary School 10 3.5 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Antioch Elementary School 10 4.2 miles Matthews, NC Regular K-5
Harrisburg Elementary School 7 4.3 miles Indian Land, SC Regular K-5
Olde Providence Elementary School 10 4.4 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Providence High School 10 4.8 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
Weddington Middle School 10 4.9 miles Matthews, NC Regular 6-8
Marvin Ridge Middle School 10 5.0 miles Waxhaw, NC Regular 6-8
Marvin Ridge High School 10 5.0 miles Waxhaw, NC Regular 9-12







 




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