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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Carrboro High School

Carrboro, NC


Carrboro High School
201 Rock Haven Rd
Carrboro, NC  27510
Phone: 919-918-2200
Orange County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 815
Type: Regular School    
Carrboro High School

Carrboro High School


Metro Area Ranking

#3
Metro Area High School Ranking: Carrboro High School is ranked #3 out of 27 of the best high schools in Durham and surrounding areas (89th percentile). Cick the link to see all 27 high schools.


State Ranking

#9
Statewide High School Ranking: Carrboro High School is ranked #9 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (98th percentile). Click the link to see all 516 high schools.


Overall, Carrboro 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 Orange County, NC. Carrboro High School has an enrollment of approximately 815 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

86.6
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Carrboro High School had a Student Growth Score of 86.6. This placed Carrboro High School in the 74th percentile of 2423 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 23.8 92nd 17.2
Math 24 90th 18.8
Reading 25.3 94th 19.1
Science 23.5 88th 18.9
Writing 20.9 92nd 14.6

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 Carrboro High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 29% - Level 5 (Superior)
 29% - Level 5 (Superior)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 10% - Level 2
 10% - Level 2
 17% - Level 1
 17% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 59% - Level 4 (Solid)
 59% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 10% - Level 2
 10% - Level 2
 9% - Level 1
 9% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 31% - Level 5 (Superior)
 31% - Level 5 (Superior)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 11% - Level 2
 11% - Level 2
 21% - Level 1
 21% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 582
Math 590
Composite Score 1172
SAT Participation Rate 66 %

Carrboro High had an average SAT score of 1172 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #9 out of 490 NC high schools (98th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Carrboro High was 66% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 92% - Carrboro High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 92% - Carrboro High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 8%
 Asian - 8%
 Black - 12%
 Black - 12%
 Hispanic - 16%
 Hispanic - 16%
 Two or More Races - 7%
 Two or More Races - 7%
 White - 57%
 White - 57%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Carrboro High School for the 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 school year. Rankings for Carrboro High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
FPG Elementary School 7 0.9 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
Culbreth Middle School 10 1.0 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
Scroggs Elementary School 10 1.3 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
Carrboro Elementary School 9 1.6 miles Carrboro, NC Regular PK-5
Northside Elementary, Chapel Hill School 7 2.2 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
McDougle Elementary School 9 2.6 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
McDougle Middle School 10 2.7 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
Seawell Elementary School 10 3.4 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
Glenwood Elementary, Chapel Hill School 10 3.5 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular K-5
Smith Middle School 10 3.5 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
Phillips Middle, Chapel Hill School 10 3.7 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
Chapel Hill High School 10 3.8 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 9-12
Estes Hills Elementary School 9 3.8 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
Rashkis Elementary School 10 4.8 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
Ephesus Elementary School 10 4.8 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
Morris Grove Elementary School 10 5.3 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
Margaret B. Pollard Middle School 9 5.3 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
North Chatham Elementary School 5 5.6 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
East Chapel Hill High School 10 5.7 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 9-12
Creekside Elementary, Durham School 8 5.7 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5