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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Providence High School

Charlotte, NC


Providence High School
1800 Pineville-Matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC  28270
Phone: 980-343-5390
Mecklenburg County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 2,033
Type: Regular School    
Providence High School

Providence High School


Metro Area Ranking

#2
Metro Area High School Ranking: Providence High School is ranked #2 out of 108 of the best high schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (98th percentile). Cick the link to see all 108 high schools.


State Ranking

#9
Statewide High School Ranking: Providence High School is ranked #9 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (98th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Providence High 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. Providence High School has an enrollment of approximately 2,033 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

95.4
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Providence High School had a Student Growth Score of 95.4. This placed Providence High School in the 93rd 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

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 24.3 94th 17.5
Math 24.2 91st 18.9
Reading 25.3 91st 19.1
Science 23.8 90th 18.8
Writing 6.9 74th 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 Providence High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 44% - Level 5 (Superior)
 44% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 11% - Level 2
 11% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 65% - Level 4 (Solid)
 65% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 7% - Level 2
 7% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 46% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - 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

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 618
Math 622
Composite Score 1239
SAT Participation Rate 50 %

Providence High had an average SAT score of 1239 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #5 out of 491 NC high schools (99th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Providence High was 50% 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 - 10%
 Asian - 10%
 Black - 8%
 Black - 8%
 Hispanic - 7%
 Hispanic - 7%
 Two or More Races - 2%
 Two or More Races - 2%
 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 Providence High 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 Providence High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Elizabeth Lane Elementary School 10 1.0 miles Matthews, NC Regular K-5
Olde Providence Elementary School 10 1.9 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Matthews Elementary School 10 2.3 miles Matthews, NC Regular PK-5
Lansdowne Elementary School 7 2.4 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
South Charlotte Middle School 10 2.4 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 6-8
Carmel Middle School 9 2.6 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 6-8
Providence Spring Elementary School 10 2.7 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Crestdale Middle School 10 2.9 miles Matthews, NC Regular 6-8
McKee Road Elementary School 10 3.1 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Greenway Park Elementary School 3 3.3 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Jay M Robinson Middle School 10 3.5 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 6-8
Rama Road Elementary School 3 4.0 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Levine Middle College High School 10 4.1 miles Matthews, NC Regular 11-13
Sharon Elementary School 10 4.2 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
McAlpine Elementary School 10 4.2 miles Charlotte, NC Regular PK-5
Butler High School 6 4.2 miles Matthews, NC Regular 9-12
Beverly Woods Elementary School 10 4.3 miles Charlotte, NC Regular K-5
Crown Point Elementary School 7 4.3 miles Matthews, NC Regular K-5
Antioch Elementary School 10 4.4 miles Matthews, NC Regular K-5
East Mecklenburg High School 5 4.4 miles Charlotte, NC Regular 9-12






 




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