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
Phone: 980-343-3600
Mecklenburg County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
9

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 2,828
Type: Regular School    
South Mecklenburg High School

South Mecklenburg High School


Metro Area Ranking

#24
Metro Area High School Ranking: South Mecklenburg High School is ranked #24 out of 102 of the best high schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (76th percentile). Cick the link to see all 102 high schools.


State Ranking

#70
Statewide High School Ranking: South Mecklenburg High School is ranked #70 out of 492 of the best high schools in North Carolina (86th percentile). Click the link to see all 492 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. South Mecklenburg High School has an enrollment of approximately 2,828 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

100.0
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: South Mecklenburg High School had a Student Growth Score of 100.0. This placed South Mecklenburg High School in the 99th 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.    

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

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 Course Scores

EOC Biology

 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 9% - Level 1
 9% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 54% - Level 4 (Solid)
 54% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 11% - Level 1
 11% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 17% - Level 5 (Superior)
 17% - Level 5 (Superior)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 20% - Level 1
 20% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 526
Math 534
Composite Score 1060
SAT Participation Rate 55 %


Graduation Rate
 92% - South Mecklenburg High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 92% - South Mecklenburg High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 3%
 Asian - 3%
 Black - 28%
 Black - 28%
 Hispanic - 26%
 Hispanic - 26%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 39%
 White - 39%

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

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Grades
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Sterling Elementary School 1 1.4 miles Pineville, NC Regular PK-5
Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School 2 1.6 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Beverly Woods Elementary School 10 2.0 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Pineville Elementary School 5 2.5 miles Pineville, NC Regular K-5
McAlpine Elementary School 9 2.7 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Nations Ford Elementary School 1 2.8 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Montclaire Elementary School 2 2.9 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Endhaven Elementary School 10 3.3 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Carmel Middle School 10 3.4 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 6-8
Olde Providence Elementary School 10 3.5 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
South Charlotte Middle School 10 3.8 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 6-8
Waddell Language Academy 10 3.8 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-8
Sharon Elementary School 10 3.8 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Pinewood Elementary School 3 3.9 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Alexander Graham Middle School 10 4.2 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 6-8
Selwyn Elementary School 10 4.2 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Myers Park High School 10 4.5 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
Park Road Montessori School 10 4.7 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-6







 




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