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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Thomasboro Academy

Charlotte, NC

Thomasboro Academy
538 Bradford Dr
Charlotte, NC  28208 (Mecklenburg County)
Phone: 980-343-6000

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 2 out of 10 stars

Grades Served: PK-8
Enrollment: 782
Type: Regular School    
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Thomasboro Academy

Thomasboro Academy

Elementary School Ranking: Thomasboro Academy is ranked #281 out of 300 elementary schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (6th percentile). Click here to see all 300 elementary schools.

Middle School Ranking: Thomasboro Academy is ranked #101 out of 131 middle schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (23rd percentile). Click here to see all 131 middle schools.

Overall, Thomasboro Academy is a 2-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.

(Met Growth)
Student Growth Index: Thomasboro Academy had a Student Growth Index of 0.1. This placed Thomasboro Academy in the 51st 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.    

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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 Thomasboro Academy and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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Walter G Byers School 1 3.3 miles Charlotte Regular PK-8
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