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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South Mecklenburg High School

Charlotte, NC


South Mecklenburg High School
8900 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC  28210 (Mecklenburg County)
Phone: 980-343-3600

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
9

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 2696
Type: Regular School    
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
South Mecklenburg High School

South Mecklenburg High School

#18
High School Ranking: South Mecklenburg High School is ranked #18 out of 115 High schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (84th percentile). Click here to see all 115 high schools.


Overall, South Mecklenburg High School is a 9-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.

14.7
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Index: South Mecklenburg High School had a Student Growth Index of 14.7. This placed South Mecklenburg High School in the 99th 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

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 South Mecklenburg High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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Waddell Language Academy 9 3.8 miles Charlotte Regular K-8
Sharon Elementary School 9 3.9 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Pinewood Elementary School 4 3.9 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy 10 4.0 miles Charlotte Charter K-8
Alexander Graham Middle School 9 4.2 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Selwyn Elementary School 10 4.2 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
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