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

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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Best Schools in Union County, NC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Union County, North Carolina? We have information on 52 public schools in Union County. Carolina School Hub has given Union County 10 stars (on a scale of 1 to 10) - when comparing this area to other North Carolina counties.

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Use Carolina School Hub as a key information source on over 2,449 schools in North Carolina - including Union County and 98 other counties across the state. Use this website to research test scores, enrollment information, growth data and much more. If you're looking for the best schools in Union County, you may want to check out the schools cited below:

Best Elementary Schools in Union County

Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Weddington Elementary School Matthews, NC PK-5 Regular
2 New Town Elementary School Waxhaw, NC PK-5 Regular
3 Antioch Elementary School Matthews, NC K-5 Regular
4 Rea View Elementary School Waxhaw, NC K-5 Regular
5 Marvin Elementary School Marvin, NC PK-5 Regular
6 Sandy Ridge Elementary School Waxhaw, NC PK-5 Regular
7 Poplin Elementary School Indian Trail, NC PK-5 Regular
8 Wesley Chapel Elementary School Monroe, NC K-5 Regular
9 Stallings Elementary School Stallings, NC K-5 Regular
10 Unionville Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5 Regular
11 Kensington Elementary School Waxhaw, NC K-5 Regular
12 Sun Valley Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5 Regular
13 Shiloh Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5 Regular
14 New Salem Elementary School Marshville, NC PK-5 Regular
15 Indian Trail Elementary School Indian Trail, NC PK-5 Regular
16 Union Academy Monroe, NC K-12 Charter
17 Hemby Bridge Elementary School Indian Trail, NC PK-5 Regular
18 Fairview Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5 Regular
19 Rocky River Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5 Regular
20 Union Elementary School Wingate, NC PK-5 Regular
21 Porter Ridge Elementary School Indian Trail, NC PK-5 Regular
22 Western Union Elementary School Waxhaw, NC K-5 Regular
23 Rock Rest Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5 Regular
24 Sardis Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5 Regular
25 Waxhaw Elementary School Waxhaw, NC PK-5 Regular
26 Prospect Elementary School Monroe, NC K-5 Regular
27 Marshville Elementary School Marshville, NC PK-5 Regular
28 Wingate Elementary School Wingate, NC PK-5 Regular
29 Benton Heights Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5 Regular
30 Walter Bickett Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5 Regular
31 East Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5 Regular
Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
1 Weddington Elementary School Matthews, NC PK-5
2 New Town Elementary School Waxhaw, NC PK-5
3 Antioch Elementary School Matthews, NC K-5
4 Rea View Elementary School Waxhaw, NC K-5
5 Marvin Elementary School Marvin, NC PK-5
6 Sandy Ridge Elementary School Waxhaw, NC PK-5
7 Poplin Elementary School Indian Trail, NC PK-5
8 Wesley Chapel Elementary School Monroe, NC K-5
9 Stallings Elementary School Stallings, NC K-5
10 Unionville Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5
11 Kensington Elementary School Waxhaw, NC K-5
12 Sun Valley Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5
13 Shiloh Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5
14 New Salem Elementary School Marshville, NC PK-5
15 Indian Trail Elementary School Indian Trail, NC PK-5
16 Union Academy Monroe, NC K-12
17 Hemby Bridge Elementary School Indian Trail, NC PK-5
18 Fairview Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5
19 Rocky River Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5
20 Union Elementary School Wingate, NC PK-5
21 Porter Ridge Elementary School Indian Trail, NC PK-5
22 Western Union Elementary School Waxhaw, NC K-5
23 Rock Rest Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5
24 Sardis Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5
25 Waxhaw Elementary School Waxhaw, NC PK-5
26 Prospect Elementary School Monroe, NC K-5
27 Marshville Elementary School Marshville, NC PK-5
28 Wingate Elementary School Wingate, NC PK-5
29 Benton Heights Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5
30 Walter Bickett Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5
31 East Elementary School Monroe, NC PK-5


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