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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Carolina Academy

Greenville, SC


Carolina Academy
2725 Anderson Road
Greenville, SC  29611
Phone: 864-355-2300
Greenville County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 1 out of 10 stars
1

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 758
Type: Regular School    
Carolina Academy

Carolina Academy


Metro Area Ranking

#32
Metro Area High School Ranking: Carolina Academy is ranked #32 out of 32 of the best high schools in Greenville and surrounding areas (1st percentile). Cick the link to see all 32 high schools.


State Ranking

#208
Statewide High School Ranking: Carolina Academy is ranked #208 out of 217 of the best high schools in South Carolina (4th percentile). Click the link to see all 217 high schools.


Overall, Carolina Academy is a 1-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Greenville County, SC. Carolina Academy has an enrollment of approximately 758 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.
Graduation Rate
 76% - Carolina Academy
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 76% - Carolina Academy
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools




South 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 SC Schools
State Average
English 11.9 8th 16.7
Math 15.5 15th 18.4
Reading 14.2 8th 18.5
Science 14.9 11th 18.5
Writing 10.2 2nd 15.4

The ACT, a college readiness assessment, was given to every South Carolina 11th grader in 2016 with the exception of those eligible for alternate assessments. The ACT scores range from 0 to 36. State averages for ACT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Carolina Academy (High) stack up against those of other high schools in South Carolina.


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 68.5 79.8
Algebra 1 66.8 81.9
Biology 1 64.5 81.6


Average SAT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
Reading 421
Math 420
Composite Score 841
SAT Participation Rate 38 %

Carolina Academy (High) had an average SAT score of 841 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #141 out of 213 SC high schools (34th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of South Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Carolina Academy (High) was 38% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in South Carolina.


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 78% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 78% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 10% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 10% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 6% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 6% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

SCPass data is based on the 2015-2016 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for Carolina Academy, then we can help. We've distilled much of Carolina Academy's school report card data for you to see on one page.


Rankings for schools 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.

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