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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Best Elementary Schools in the Greensboro, NC Area

BBest Elementary Schools in the Greensboro, NC Area Best Elementary Schools in the Greensboro, NC Area Are you looking for information on the top public elementary schools in the Greensboro area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Greensboro-area elementary schools including Oak Ridge Elementary School, Summerfield Elementary School, Northern Guilford Elementary School, and EP Pearce Elementary School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public elementary schools to the area's best charter schools including Greensboro Academy, Summerfield Charter Academy, Cornerstone Charter Academy, and Triad Math and Science Academy.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which Greensboro-area elementary school would be best for any individual child. For schools that are close to one another in rankings, differences in available data are in most cases very small.



Top Elementary Schools in the Greensboro Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
1 Lincoln Academy Greensboro, NC Regular 4-8
2 Oak Ridge Elementary School Oak Ridge, NC Regular PK-5
3 Summerfield Elementary School Summerfield, NC Regular K-5
4 Northern Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
5 EP Pearce Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
6 Summerfield Charter Academy Summerfield, NC Charter K-8
7 Southwest Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC Regular K-5
8 Greensboro Academy Greensboro, NC Charter K-8
9 Sternberger Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
10 Hopewell Elementary School Trinity, NC Regular K-5
11 Stokesdale Elementary School Stokesdale, NC Regular PK-5
12 Brooks Global Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
13 Florence Elementary School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
14 Colfax Elementary School Colfax, NC Regular PK-5
15 Claxton Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
16 Jesse Wharton Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
17 Trindale Elementary School Archdale, NC Regular PK-5
18 Cornerstone Charter Academy Greensboro, NC Charter K-9
19 Morehead Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
20 Millis Road Elementary School Jamestown, NC Regular PK-5
21 Archdale Elementary School Archdale, NC Regular K-5
22 New Vision School of Science, Math, and Technology Madison, NC Regular K-5
23 New Market Elementary School Sophia, NC Regular K-5
24 Pleasant Garden Elementary School Pleasant Garden, NC Regular PK-5
25 John Van Lindley Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
26 Grays Chapel Elementary School Franklinville, NC Regular K-5
27 General Greene Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
28 Jefferson Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
29 Alamance Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
30 Level Cross Elementary School Randleman, NC Regular PK-5
31 Southern Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
32 Central Elementary, Eden School Eden, NC Regular K-5
33 John W Dillard Elementary School Madison, NC Regular PK-5
34 Guy B Teachey Elementary School Asheboro, NC Regular PK-5
35 Coleridge Elementary School Ramseur, NC Regular K-5
36 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC Charter K-12
37 Wentworth Elementary School Reidsville, NC Regular PK-5
38 South End Elementary School Reidsville, NC Regular PK-5
39 John R Lawrence Elementary School Archdale, NC Regular K-5
40 Bethany Elementary School Reidsville, NC Regular PK-5
41 Lindley Park Elementary School Asheboro, NC Regular K-5
42 Franklinville Elementary School Franklinville, NC Regular K-5
43 Seagrove Elementary School Seagrove, NC Regular K-5
44 Trinity Elementary School Trinity, NC Regular K-5
45 Erwin Montessori School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
46 Shadybrook Elementary School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
47 Tabernacle Elementary School Asheboro, NC Regular PK-5
48 Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
49 Gibsonville Elementary School Gibsonville, NC Regular PK-5
50 Southmont Elementary, Asheboro School Asheboro, NC Regular PK-5
51 Allen Jay Middle Preparatory Academy High Point, NC Regular 5-8
52 Monroeton Elementary School Reidsville, NC Regular PK-5
53 Pilot Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
54 David D Jones Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
55 Huntsville Elementary School Madison, NC Regular PK-5
56 Archer Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
57 Nathanael Greene Elementary School Liberty, NC Regular K-5
58 Hunter Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
59 Jamestown Elementary School Jamestown, NC Regular PK-5
60 Randleman Elementary School Randleman, NC Regular K-4
61 Williamsburg Elementary School Reidsville, NC Regular PK-5
62 Ramseur Elementary School Ramseur, NC Regular PK-5
63 Sedalia Elementary School Sedalia, NC Regular PK-5
64 Phoenix Academy High Point, NC Charter K-8
65 Douglass Elementary School Eden, NC Regular PK-5
66 Farmer Elementary School Asheboro, NC Regular K-5
67 Parkview Village Elementary School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
68 Liberty Elementary School Liberty, NC Regular PK-5
69 College Prep and Leadership Academy Jamestown, NC Charter K-12
70 Stoneville Elementary School Stoneville, NC Regular PK-5
71 Sedgefield Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
72 Leaksville-Spray Elementary School Eden, NC Regular PK-5
73 Oak Hill Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
74 Triangle Lake Montessori Elementary School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
75 Montlieu Academy of Technology High Point, NC Regular PK-5
76 Edwin A Alderman Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
77 Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary School Browns Summit, NC Regular PK-5
78 Irving Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
79 Charles W McCrary Elementary School Asheboro, NC Regular K-5
80 James Y Joyner Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
81 Reedy Fork Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
82 Northwood Elementary School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
83 Lincoln Elementary, Ruffin School Ruffin, NC Regular PK-5
84 Balfour Elementary School Asheboro, NC Regular PK-5
85 Donna L Loflin Elementary School Asheboro, NC Regular K-5
86 Oak View Elementary School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
87 Sumner Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
88 Guilford Preparatory Academy Greensboro, NC Charter K-8
89 Murphey Traditional Academy Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
90 Allen Jay Elementary School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
91 Vandalia Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
92 McLeansville Elementary School McLeansville, NC Regular PK-5
93 George C Simkins Jr Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
94 Union Hill Elementary School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
95 Peeler Open Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
96 Madison Elementary School McLeansville, NC Regular K-5
97 Randleman Middle School Randleman, NC Regular 5-8
98 Moss Street Elementary School Reidsville, NC Regular PK-5
99 Hampton Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
100 Julius I Foust Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
101 Ronald E. McNair Elementary School Browns Summit, NC Regular K-5
102 Johnson Street Global Studies High Point, NC Regular K-8
103 Waldo C Falkener Sr Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
104 Draper Elementary School Eden, NC Regular PK-5
105 Brightwood Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
106 Washington Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
107 Bluford Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
108 Rankin Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
109 Kirkman Park Elementary School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
110 Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
111 Wiley Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
112 Clara J Peck Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
113 Bessemer Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
114 Fairview Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC Regular PK-5
115 Gillespie Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
116 Ceasar Cone Elementary School Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
Rank School Name City
1 Lincoln Academy Greensboro, NC
2 Oak Ridge Elementary School Oak Ridge, NC
3 Summerfield Elementary School Summerfield, NC
4 Northern Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC
5 EP Pearce Elementary School Greensboro, NC
6 Summerfield Charter Academy Summerfield, NC
7 Southwest Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC
8 Greensboro Academy Greensboro, NC
9 Sternberger Elementary School Greensboro, NC
10 Hopewell Elementary School Trinity, NC
11 Stokesdale Elementary School Stokesdale, NC
12 Brooks Global Elementary School Greensboro, NC
13 Florence Elementary School High Point, NC
14 Colfax Elementary School Colfax, NC
15 Claxton Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC
16 Jesse Wharton Elementary School Greensboro, NC
17 Trindale Elementary School Archdale, NC
18 Cornerstone Charter Academy Greensboro, NC
19 Morehead Elementary School Greensboro, NC
20 Millis Road Elementary School Jamestown, NC
21 Archdale Elementary School Archdale, NC
22 New Vision School of Science, Math, and Technology Madison, NC
23 New Market Elementary School Sophia, NC
24 Pleasant Garden Elementary School Pleasant Garden, NC
25 John Van Lindley Elementary School Greensboro, NC
26 Grays Chapel Elementary School Franklinville, NC
27 General Greene Elementary School Greensboro, NC
28 Jefferson Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC
29 Alamance Elementary School Greensboro, NC
30 Level Cross Elementary School Randleman, NC
31 Southern Elementary School Greensboro, NC
32 Central Elementary, Eden School Eden, NC
33 John W Dillard Elementary School Madison, NC
34 Guy B Teachey Elementary School Asheboro, NC
35 Coleridge Elementary School Ramseur, NC
36 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC
37 Wentworth Elementary School Reidsville, NC
38 South End Elementary School Reidsville, NC
39 John R Lawrence Elementary School Archdale, NC
40 Bethany Elementary School Reidsville, NC
41 Lindley Park Elementary School Asheboro, NC
42 Franklinville Elementary School Franklinville, NC
43 Seagrove Elementary School Seagrove, NC
44 Trinity Elementary School Trinity, NC
45 Erwin Montessori School Greensboro, NC
46 Shadybrook Elementary School High Point, NC
47 Tabernacle Elementary School Asheboro, NC
48 Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC
49 Gibsonville Elementary School Gibsonville, NC
50 Southmont Elementary, Asheboro School Asheboro, NC
51 Allen Jay Middle Preparatory Academy High Point, NC
52 Monroeton Elementary School Reidsville, NC
53 Pilot Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC
54 David D Jones Elementary School Greensboro, NC
55 Huntsville Elementary School Madison, NC
56 Archer Elementary School Greensboro, NC
57 Nathanael Greene Elementary School Liberty, NC
58 Hunter Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC
59 Jamestown Elementary School Jamestown, NC
60 Randleman Elementary School Randleman, NC
61 Williamsburg Elementary School Reidsville, NC
62 Ramseur Elementary School Ramseur, NC
63 Sedalia Elementary School Sedalia, NC
64 Phoenix Academy High Point, NC
65 Douglass Elementary School Eden, NC
66 Farmer Elementary School Asheboro, NC
67 Parkview Village Elementary School High Point, NC
68 Liberty Elementary School Liberty, NC
69 College Prep and Leadership Academy Jamestown, NC
70 Stoneville Elementary School Stoneville, NC
71 Sedgefield Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC
72 Leaksville-Spray Elementary School Eden, NC
73 Oak Hill Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC
74 Triangle Lake Montessori Elementary School High Point, NC
75 Montlieu Academy of Technology High Point, NC
76 Edwin A Alderman Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC
77 Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary School Browns Summit, NC
78 Irving Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC
79 Charles W McCrary Elementary School Asheboro, NC
80 James Y Joyner Elementary School Greensboro, NC
81 Reedy Fork Elementary School Greensboro, NC
82 Northwood Elementary School High Point, NC
83 Lincoln Elementary, Ruffin School Ruffin, NC
84 Balfour Elementary School Asheboro, NC
85 Donna L Loflin Elementary School Asheboro, NC
86 Oak View Elementary School High Point, NC
87 Sumner Elementary School Greensboro, NC
88 Guilford Preparatory Academy Greensboro, NC
89 Murphey Traditional Academy Greensboro, NC
90 Allen Jay Elementary School High Point, NC
91 Vandalia Elementary School Greensboro, NC
92 McLeansville Elementary School McLeansville, NC
93 George C Simkins Jr Elementary School Greensboro, NC
94 Union Hill Elementary School High Point, NC
95 Peeler Open Elementary School Greensboro, NC
96 Madison Elementary School McLeansville, NC
97 Randleman Middle School Randleman, NC
98 Moss Street Elementary School Reidsville, NC
99 Hampton Elementary School Greensboro, NC
100 Julius I Foust Elementary School Greensboro, NC
101 Ronald E. McNair Elementary School Browns Summit, NC
102 Johnson Street Global Studies High Point, NC
103 Waldo C Falkener Sr Elementary School Greensboro, NC
104 Draper Elementary School Eden, NC
105 Brightwood Elementary School Greensboro, NC
106 Washington Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC
107 Bluford Elementary School Greensboro, NC
108 Rankin Elementary School Greensboro, NC
109 Kirkman Park Elementary School High Point, NC
110 Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School Greensboro, NC
111 Wiley Elementary School Greensboro, NC
112 Clara J Peck Elementary School Greensboro, NC
113 Bessemer Elementary School Greensboro, NC
114 Fairview Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC
115 Gillespie Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC
116 Ceasar Cone Elementary School Greensboro, NC

Rankings for the best elementary schools in the Greensboro area were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

You can click on a specific school name above for more information on elementary school test scores, student data and more.

Elementary Schools in Greensboro NC Area - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school


Choosing an Elementary School in the Greensboro Area

When comparing regular Greensboro-area elementary schools to charter and magnet schools, one should keep in mind the differences between charter schools, magnet schools and traditional public schools.

Magnet schools are in most cases alternative public schools that offer a specialized curriculum. At the highest level, North and South Carolina magnet schools and traditional elementary schools tend to be managed by the same entity - the county school superintendent's office. Magnet schools normally can accept students from anywhere in the county in which they are located, and often limit the acceptance pool through a lottery system.

Charter schools, on the other hand, are each independently managed. They tend to accept students not only from the county in which they're located, but surrounding counties as well. Like magnets, charters tend to use a lottery-based acceptance method.

Regular elementary schools are sometimes called "zoned schools," "neighborhood schools" or "zip code schools." This is because they accept students from a limited geographical area - such as a town or a specific set of subdivisions. Regular schools do not tend to use a lottery system. Regular elementary schools are the most common kinds of schools in North and South Carolina.

Which Elementary Schools are Covered in the Greensboro Area

We hope you find the ratings and other information on elementary schools in the Greensboro area to be useful. Elementary Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties: