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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Vance High School

Charlotte, NC

Vance High School
7600 IBM Dr
Charlotte, NC  28262 (Mecklenburg County)
Phone: 980-343-5284

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 2 out of 10 stars

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1637
Type: Regular School    
System: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Vance High School

Vance High School

High School Ranking: Vance High School is ranked #95 out of 115 High schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (17th percentile). Click here to see all 115 high schools.

Overall, Vance High School 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.

(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Index: Vance High School had a Student Growth Index of 6.2. This placed Vance High School in the 91st 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 Vance High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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James Martin Middle School 3 0.2 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School 2 0.3 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
John M. Morehead STEM Academy 8 0.5 miles Charlotte Regular K-8
Hawthorne High School 1 1.6 miles Charlotte Regular 6-12
Corvian Community School 9 1.7 miles Charlotte Charter K-4
Newell Elementary School 4 2.2 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Hidden Valley Elementary School 2 2.4 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Mallard Creek Elementary School 7 2.5 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Martin Luther King Jr Middle School 2 2.6 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Crossroads Charter High School 1 2.7 miles Charlotte Charter 9-12
David Cox Road Elementary School 2 3.1 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
University Meadows Elementary School 4 3.2 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Sugar Creek Charter School 5 3.3 miles Charlotte Charter K-8
Joseph W Grier Academy 6 3.3 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Briarwood Elementary School 2 3.3 miles Charlotte Regular K-5
Winding Springs Elementary School 1 3.4 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
KIPP Charlotte 4 3.4 miles Charlotte Charter 5-8
Reedy Creek Elementary School 4 3.4 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5
Northridge Middle School 4 3.5 miles Charlotte Regular 6-8
Highland Renaissance Academy 5 3.6 miles Charlotte Regular PK-5

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