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
Phone: 980-343-5231
Mecklenburg County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 1 out of 10 stars
1

Grades Served: 4-12
Enrollment: 228
Type: Regular School    
Turning Point Academy

Turning Point Academy


Metro Area Ranking

#133
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Turning Point Academy is ranked #133 of 134 of the best middle schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (1st percentile). Cick the link to see all 134 middle schools.


State Ranking

#698
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Turning Point Academy is ranked #698 out of 705 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (1st percentile). Click the link to see all 705 middle 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. Turning Point Academy has an enrollment of approximately 228 students and serves grades 4-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.



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




 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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