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".

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: 2515
Type: Regular School  
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
South Mecklenburg High School

South Mecklenburg High School

#23
High School Ranking: South Mecklenburg High School is ranked #23 out of 113 High schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (80th percentile). Click here to see all 113 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.

7.3
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Index: South Mecklenburg High School had a Student Growth Index of 7.3. This placed South Mecklenburg High School in the 93rd percentile of 475 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 Standardized Tests
 End of Course Scores

End-of-Course - English

At or Above Grade Level
 62% - South Mecklenburg High School
 51% - Average of North Carolina schools

End-of-Course - Biology

At or Above Grade Level
 60% - South Mecklenburg High School
 46% - Average of North Carolina schools
 SAT Scores
 Overall SAT Scores
#18
South Mecklenburg High School's Average SAT Score: 1044
Note: Among the 99 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, South Mecklenburg High School ranked 18th. SAT scores and rankings are based on the combined scores on the SAT critical reading and SAT mathematics sections. Scores from the writing portion of the SAT are not included in these calculations.
 Math SAT Scores
#21
Average Math SAT Score: 524
Note: Among the 99 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, South Mecklenburg High School ranked 21st in Math.
 Critical Reading SAT Scores
#15
Average Critical Reading SAT Score: 520
Note: Among the 99 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, South Mecklenburg High School ranked 15th in Critical Reading.
 SAT Participation Rate
#28
SAT Participation Rate: 64.8%
Note: Among the 99 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, South Mecklenburg High School ranked 28th in SAT Participation Rate.
 Graduation Rate
 88% - South Mecklenburg High School
 85% - Average of North Carolina high schools

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2012-2013 school year. Rankings for South Mecklenburg High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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School
Type
 
Grades
Served
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Smithfield Elementary School 7 0.4 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Kennedy Charter School 1 1.0 miles Charlotte Charter K-12
Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School 4 1.5 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Sterling Elementary School 1 1.5 miles Pineville Regular PK-5
Beverly Woods Elementary School 10 1.8 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
McAlpine Elementary School 8 2.6 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Pineville Elementary School 6 2.7 miles Pineville Regular K-5
Montclaire Elementary School 2 2.9 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Nations Ford Elementary School 1 2.9 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Carmel Middle School 9 3.2 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Endhaven Elementary School 8 3.3 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Olde Providence Elementary School 10 3.4 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
South Charlotte Middle School 10 3.6 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Sharon Elementary School 9 3.7 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Pinewood Elementary School 2 3.8 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Waddell Language Academy 9 3.9 miles Charlotte Magnet K-8
Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy 10 4.0 miles Charlotte Charter K-8
Alexander Graham Middle School 9 4.1 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Selwyn Elementary School 10 4.1 miles Charlotte Regular K-5


 
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