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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.
  • Magnet School: a public school that provides unique or specialized curriculum. Magnet schools differ from regular public schools in that they offer specialized academic themes, such as math & science, the arts, foreign languages and so on. Magnet schools are usually open to students well outside of their immediate geographic location. Unlike charter schools, magnet schools are normally not completely independent, and receive their funding from the school system in the city or county in which they operate.
  • Alternative School: a school that serves students at any level, serves suspended or expelled students, serves students whose learning styles are better served in an alternative program, or a school that provides individualized programs outside of a standard classroom setting.
  • 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.

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: 7 out of 10 stars
7

Grades Served: K-5
Enrollment: 424
Type: Regular School  
System: Union County Public Schools
Western Union Elementary School

Western Union Elementary School

#90
Elementary School Ranking: Western Union Elementary School is ranked #90 out of 292 elementary schools in the greater Charlotte metro area (69th percentile). Click here to see all 292 elementary schools.


Overall, Western Union Elementary School is a 7-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.

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

At or Above Grade Level
 85% - Western Union Elementary School
 72% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 26% - Western Union Elementary School
 22% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

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

At or Above Grade Level
 88% - Western Union Elementary School
 84% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 30% - Western Union Elementary School
 32% - Average of Charlotte-area schools

End-of-Grade Science - Grade 5

At or Above Grade Level
 89% - Western Union Elementary School
 76% - Average of Charlotte-area schools
Above Grade Level
 30% - Western Union Elementary School
 34% - 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 2011-2012 school year. Rankings for Western Union Elementary School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Waxhaw Elementary School 8 2.4 miles Waxhaw Regular K-5
South Providence School 2 2.9 miles Waxhaw Alternative 6-12
New Town Elementary School 10 3.8 miles Waxhaw Regular K-5
Parkwood High School 6 3.8 miles Monroe Regular 9-12
Parkwood Middle School 6 3.9 miles Monroe Regular 6-8
Cuthbertson Middle School 10 4.4 miles Waxhaw Regular 6-8
Cuthbertson High School 10 4.4 miles Waxhaw Regular 9-12
Kensington Elementary School 9 4.9 miles Waxhaw Regular K-5
Weddington High School 10 5.5 miles Matthews Regular 9-12
Wesley Chapel Elementary School 8 5.7 miles Monroe Regular K-5
Weddington Middle School 10 5.9 miles Matthews Regular 6-8
Weddington Elementary School 10 5.9 miles Matthews Regular K-5
Prospect Elementary School 5 6.3 miles Monroe Regular K-5
Rocky River Elementary School 7 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
Walter Bickett Elementary School 2 7.0 miles Monroe Regular PK-5
Central Academy of Technology 10 7.7 miles Monroe Regular 9-12
Union Academy 9 7.8 miles Monroe Charter K-12

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