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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Turning Point Academy

Charlotte, NC


Turning Point Academy
2400 Carmine St
Charlotte, NC  28206 (Mecklenburg County)
Phone: 980-343-5231

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 3 out of 10 stars
3

Grades Served: 4-12
Enrollment: 228
Type: Regular School    
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Turning Point Academy

Turning Point Academy

#132
Middle School Ranking: Turning Point Academy is ranked #132 out of 134 middle schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (1st percentile). Click here to see all 134 middle schools.


#52
High School Ranking: Turning Point Academy is ranked #52 out of 119 High schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (56th percentile). Click here to see all 119 high schools.


Overall, Turning Point Academy is a 3-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.



 North Carolina Standardized Tests
 End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 6

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 30% - Level 2
 30% - Level 2
 70% - Level 1
 70% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 7% - Level 2
 7% - Level 2
 93% - Level 1
 93% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 70% - Level 1
 70% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 73% - Level 1
 73% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 80% - Level 1
 80% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 9% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 30% - Level 2
 30% - Level 2
 56% - Level 1
 56% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 4 (Solid)
 16% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 2
 10% - Level 2
 59% - Level 1
 59% - Level 1

 End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 69% - Level 1
 69% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 9% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 70% - Level 1
 70% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 11% - Level 2
 11% - Level 2
 85% - Level 1
 85% - Level 1

 SAT Scores
 Overall SAT Scores
#2
Turning Point Academy's Average SAT Score: 1130
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Turning Point Academy ranked 2nd. 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
#0
Average Math SAT Score: 0
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Turning Point Academy ranked 0th in Math.
 Critical Reading SAT Scores
#0
Average Critical Reading SAT Score: 0
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Turning Point Academy ranked 0th in Critical Reading.
 SAT Participation Rate
#16
SAT Participation Rate: 8.3%
Note: Among the 109 Charlotte-area schools that reported SAT scores, Turning Point Academy ranked 16th in SAT Participation Rate.

 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 2%
 Asian - 2%
 Black - 78%
 Black - 78%
 Hispanic - 12%
 Hispanic - 12%
 Two or More Races - 2%
 Two or More Races - 2%
 White - 5%
 White - 5%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Turning Point Academy 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 Turning Point Academy and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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Walter G Byers School 1 1.6 miles Charlotte Regular PK-8
Performance Learning Center 3 1.8 miles Charlotte Regular 9-12
Irwin Academic Center 9 2.1 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Highland Renaissance Academy 5 2.3 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Bruns Academy 1 2.3 miles Charlotte Regular PK-8
Ranson Middle School 5 2.3 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Statesville Road Elementary School 5 2.3 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Sugar Creek Charter School 5 2.6 miles Charlotte Charter K-9
First Ward Arts Elementary School 5 2.7 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Highland Mill Montessori Elementary School 8 2.7 miles Charlotte Regular PK-6
Winding Springs Elementary School 3 2.8 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Charlotte Choice Charter School 1 3.1 miles Charlotte Charter K-6
Piedmont IB Middle School 10 3.2 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Hawthorne High School 3 3.2 miles Charlotte Regular 6-12
Hidden Valley Elementary School 2 3.3 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5


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