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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.
  • Magnet School: a public school that provides unique or specialized curriculum. Magnet schools differ from regular public schools in that they offer specialized academic themes, such as math & science, the arts, foreign languages and so on. Magnet schools are usually open to students well outside of their immediate geographic location. Unlike charter schools, magnet schools are normally not completely independent, and receive their funding from the school system in the city or county in which they operate.
  • Alternative School: a school that serves students at any level, serves suspended or expelled students, serves students whose learning styles are better served in an alternative program, or a school that provides individualized programs outside of a standard classroom setting.
  • 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.

Turning Point Academy

Charlotte, NC


Turning Point Academy
2300 West Sugar Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC  28262 (Mecklenburg County)
Phone: 980-343-5231

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 1 out of 10 stars
1

Grades Served: 4-12
Enrollment: 221
Type: Alternative School  
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Turning Point Academy

Turning Point Academy

#127
Middle School Ranking: Turning Point Academy is ranked #127 out of 130 middle schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (2nd percentile). Click here to see all 130 middle schools.


High School Ranking: one of 120 schools with a 1-star rating or better (out of 120 in the greater Charlotte metro area). Click here to see all 120 high schools.

Overall, Turning Point Academy is a 1-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.

End-of-Grade Reading - Grade 6-8 Combined

At or Above Grade Level
 32% - Turning Point Academy
 73% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 < 5% - Turning Point Academy
 22% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

End-of-Grade Math - Grade 6-8 Combined

At or Above Grade Level
 24% - Turning Point Academy
 84% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 < 5% - Turning Point Academy
 33% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

End-of-Grade Science - Grade 8

At or Above Grade Level
 26% - Turning Point Academy
 80% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 < 5% - Turning Point Academy
 40% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

End-of-Course - Algebra 1

At or Above Grade Level
 7% - Turning Point Academy
 77% - Average of North Carolina schools

End-of-Course - English 1

At or Above Grade Level
 34% - Turning Point Academy
 81% - Average of North Carolina schools

End-of-Course - Biology 1

At or Above Grade Level
 21% - Turning Point Academy
 80% - Average of North Carolina schools

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2011-2012 school year. Rankings for Turning Point Academy and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
John M. Morehead STEM Academy 9 1.2 miles Charlotte Magnet K-7
Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School 3 1.3 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Vance High School 4 1.6 miles Charlotte Regular 9-12
James Martin Middle School 3 1.7 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Winding Springs Elementary School 2 2.0 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Hidden Valley Elementary School 2 2.0 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Martin Luther King Jr Middle School 4 2.4 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Ranson Middle School 3 2.4 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Sugar Creek Charter School 6 2.5 miles Charlotte Charter K-8
Crossroads Charter High School 1 2.7 miles Charlotte Charter 9-12
Highland Renaissance Academy 2 2.7 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Statesville Road Elementary School 2 2.8 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
David Cox Road Elementary School 2 2.9 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Druid Hills Academy 1 3.0 miles Charlotte Regular PK-8
Mallard Creek Elementary School 6 3.1 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Briarwood Elementary School 1 3.5 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
KIPP Charlotte 5 3.5 miles Charlotte Charter 5-8
Highland Mill Montessori Elementary School 8 3.6 miles Charlotte Magnet PK-6
Croft Community Elementary School 5 3.6 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Newell Elementary School 3 3.6 miles Charlotte Regular K-5

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