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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Lake Norman Charter School

Huntersville, NC


Lake Norman Charter School
12435 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC  28078
Phone: 704-948-8600
Mecklenburg County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: 5-12
Enrollment: 1,596
Type: Charter School    
Lake Norman Charter School

Lake Norman Charter School


Metro Area Ranking

#18
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #18 of 299 of the best elementary schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (94th percentile). Click the link to see all 299 elementary schools.


#12
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #12 of 133 of the best middle schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (91st percentile). Cick the link to see all 133 middle schools.


#1
Metro Area High School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #1 out of 108 of the best high schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (99th percentile). Cick the link to see all 108 high schools.


State Ranking

#38
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #38 out of 1478 of the best elementary schools in North Carolina (97th percentile). Click the link to see all 1478 elementary schools.


#29
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #29 out of 703 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (96th percentile). Click the link to see all 703 middle schools.


#7
Statewide High School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #7 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (99th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Lake Norman Charter School is a 10-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 an independent charter school.

97.4
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Lake Norman Charter School had a Student Growth Score of 97.4. This placed Lake Norman Charter School in the 97th percentile of 2410 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.    

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

  North Carolina Math Letter Grade

  North Carolina Reading Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 24.5 95th 17.5
Math 24.6 93rd 18.9
Reading 25.5 93rd 19.1
Science 24.3 93rd 18.8
Writing 7.6 89th 5.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Lake Norman Charter stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 5

 37% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 5 (Superior)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 11% - Level 2
 11% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 6

 30% - Level 5 (Superior)
 30% - Level 5 (Superior)
 32% - Level 4 (Solid)
 32% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 11% - Level 1
 11% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 31% - Level 5 (Superior)
 31% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 25% - Level 5 (Superior)
 25% - Level 5 (Superior)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 17% - Level 5 (Superior)
 17% - Level 5 (Superior)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 16% - Level 3
 16% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 53% - Level 4 (Solid)
 53% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 59% - Level 4 (Solid)
 59% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 17% - Level 5 (Superior)
 17% - Level 5 (Superior)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 34% - Level 5 (Superior)
 34% - Level 5 (Superior)
 52% - Level 4 (Solid)
 52% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 6% - Level 2
 6% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 50% - Level 5 (Superior)
 50% - Level 5 (Superior)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 48% - Level 5 (Superior)
 48% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 75% - Level 4 (Solid)
 75% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 6% - Level 2
 6% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 27% - Level 5 (Superior)
 27% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 9% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 599
Math 602
Composite Score 1201
SAT Participation Rate 83 %

Lake Norman Charter had an average SAT score of 1201 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #12 out of 491 NC high schools (98th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Lake Norman Charter was 83% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.




 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 5%
 Asian - 5%
 Black - 13%
 Black - 13%
 Hispanic - 5%
 Hispanic - 5%
 Two or More Races - 5%
 Two or More Races - 5%
 White - 72%
 White - 72%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Lake Norman Charter School for the 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Lake Norman Charter School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
North Mecklenburg High School 3 0.2 miles Huntersville, NC Regular 9-12
Blythe Elementary School 7 0.5 miles Huntersville, NC Regular PK-5
J M Alexander Middle School 5 0.6 miles Huntersville, NC Regular 6-8
Croft Community Elementary School 6 2.2 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
David Cox Road Elementary School 3 2.9 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Huntersville Elementary School 10 3.0 miles Huntersville, NC Regular K-5
Long Creek Elementary School 7 3.5 miles Huntersville, NC Regular PK-5
Trillium Springs Montessori 9 3.5 miles Huntersville, NC Regular PK-5
Mallard Creek High School 4 3.5 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12
Hornets Nest Elementary School 3 3.7 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Torrence Creek Elementary School 10 3.7 miles Huntersville, NC Regular K-5
Highland Creek Elementary School 9 3.8 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Ridge Road Middle School 6 3.9 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 6-8
Mallard Creek Elementary School 5 4.0 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Winding Springs Elementary School 3 4.4 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Hopewell High School 3 4.5 miles Huntersville, NC Regular 9-12
Grand Oak Elementary School 10 4.6 miles Huntersville, NC Regular K-5
Ranson Middle School 3 4.8 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 6-8
Statesville Road Elementary School 4 5.2 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Francis Bradley Middle School 8 5.6 miles Huntersville, NC Regular 6-8
Barnette Elementary School 8 5.6 miles Huntersville, NC Regular PK-5