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".

Western Union Elementary School

Waxhaw, NC


Western Union Elementary School
4111 Western Union Sch Rd
Waxhaw, NC  28173 (Union County)
Phone: 704-843-2153

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 6 out of 10 stars
6

Grades Served: K-5
Enrollment: 401
Type: Regular School  
System: Union County Public Schools
Western Union Elementary School

Western Union Elementary School

#132
Elementary School Ranking: Western Union Elementary School is ranked #132 out of 293 elementary schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (55th percentile). Click here to see all 293 elementary schools.


Overall, Western Union Elementary School is a 6-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Union County, NC and is part of the Union County Public Schools district.

2.7
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Index: Western Union Elementary School had a Student Growth Index of 2.7. This placed Western Union Elementary School in the 72nd percentile of 475 Charlotte-area public schools with comparable student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth index measures how well given schools grow student achievement over time.  

 North Carolina Standardized Tests
 End of Grade Tests

End-of-Grade Reading - Grade 3-5 Combined

At or Above Grade Level
 43% - Western Union Elementary School
 44% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 6% - Western Union Elementary School
 9% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

End-of-Grade Math - Grade 3-5 Combined

At or Above Grade Level
 50% - Western Union Elementary School
 50% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 14% - Western Union Elementary School
 18% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

End-of-Grade Science - Grade 5

At or Above Grade Level
 43% - Western Union Elementary School
 46% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 8% - Western Union Elementary School
 10% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2012-2013 school year. Rankings for Western Union Elementary School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Waxhaw Elementary School 7 2.4 miles Waxhaw Regular PK-5
South Providence School 1 2.9 miles Waxhaw Alternative 6-12
New Town Elementary School 10 3.8 miles Waxhaw Regular PK-5
Parkwood High School 6 3.8 miles Monroe Regular 9-12
Parkwood Middle School 7 3.9 miles Monroe Regular 6-8
Cuthbertson Middle School 10 4.4 miles Waxhaw Regular 6-8
Cuthbertson High School 9 4.4 miles Waxhaw Regular 9-12
Kensington Elementary School 9 4.9 miles Waxhaw Regular K-5
Weddington High School 10 5.6 miles Matthews Regular 9-12
Wesley Chapel Elementary School 8 5.7 miles Monroe Regular K-5
Weddington Elementary School 10 5.9 miles Matthews Regular PK-5
Prospect Elementary School 6 6.3 miles Monroe Regular K-5
Rocky River Elementary School 8 6.6 miles Monroe Regular PK-5
Marvin Ridge Middle School 10 6.7 miles Waxhaw Regular 6-8
Marvin Ridge High School 10 6.9 miles Waxhaw Regular 9-12
Sandy Ridge Elementary School 10 6.9 miles Waxhaw Regular K-5
Central Academy of Technology 10 7.7 miles Monroe Regular 9-12
Rea View Elementary School 10 7.9 miles Waxhaw Regular K-5
Sun Valley Elementary School 9 8.0 miles Monroe Regular PK-5
Shiloh Elementary School 9 8.1 miles Monroe Regular PK-5


 
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