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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Shepherd Elementary School

Mooresville, NC


Shepherd Elementary School
1748 Charlotte Hwy
Mooresville, NC  28115 (Iredell County)
Phone: 704-664-2582

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
7

Grades Served: PK-5
Enrollment: 489
Type: Regular School    
System: Iredell-Statesville Schools
Shepherd Elementary School

Shepherd Elementary School

#101
Elementary School Ranking: Shepherd Elementary School is ranked #101 out of 304 elementary schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (67th percentile). Click here to see all 304 elementary schools.


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

71.6
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Shepherd Elementary School had a Student Growth Score of 71.6. This placed Shepherd Elementary School in the 37th percentile of 491 Charlotte-area 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.    

 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

EOG Math Grade 3

 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 4

 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 32% - Level 4 (Solid)
 32% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 26% - Level 2
 26% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 5

 24% - Level 5 (Superior)
 24% - Level 5 (Superior)
 31% - Level 4 (Solid)
 31% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 24% - Level 2
 24% - Level 2
 13% - Level 1
 13% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 3

 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 21% - Level 2
 10% - Level 1
 10% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 4

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 56% - Level 4 (Solid)
 56% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 21% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 16% - Level 1
 16% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 7% - Level 2
 7% - Level 2
 12% - Level 1
 12% - Level 1


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 Black - 8%
 Black - 8%
 Hispanic - 10%
 Hispanic - 10%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 78%
 White - 78%

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

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Park View Elementary School 9 3.5 miles Mooresville Regular PK-3
Coddle Creek Elementary School 8 3.7 miles Mooresville Regular PK-5
Lakeshore Elementary School 8 3.7 miles Mooresville Regular PK-5
Lakeshore Middle School 7 3.7 miles Mooresville Regular 6-8
East Mooresville Intermediate School 8 4.0 miles Mooresville Regular 4-6
Mooresville Senior High School 8 4.3 miles Mooresville Regular 9-12
Brawley Middle School 8 4.6 miles Mooresville Regular 6-8
Lake Norman High School 9 4.9 miles Mooresville Regular 9-12
South Elementary School 9 5.3 miles Mooresville Regular PK-3
Troutman Middle School 4 5.3 miles Troutman Regular 6-8
Lake Norman Elementary School 9 5.4 miles Mooresville Regular PK-5
Troutman Elementary School 5 5.5 miles Troutman Regular PK-5
Mooresville Middle School 7 6.0 miles Mooresville Regular 7-8
Mount Mourne School 10 6.2 miles Mooresville Regular 6-8
Mooresville Intermediate School 7 6.3 miles Mooresville Regular 4-6
Career Academy and Technical School 5 6.3 miles Troutman Regular 9-12
Rocky River Elementary School 10 6.5 miles Mooresville Regular PK-3
Mt Ulla Elementary School 6 6.7 miles Mount Ulla Regular K-5
Langtree Charter Academy 9 6.8 miles Mooresville Charter K-8
Woodland Heights Elementary School 9 6.9 miles Mooresville Regular PK-5


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