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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Cedar Ridge High School

Hillsborough, NC


Cedar Ridge High School
1125 New Grady Brown Sch Rd
Hillsborough, NC  27278
Phone: 919-245-4000
Orange County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
9

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,120
Type: Regular School    
Cedar Ridge High School

Cedar Ridge High School


Metro Area Ranking

#9
Metro Area High School Ranking: Cedar Ridge High School is ranked #9 out of 27 of the best high schools in Durham and surrounding areas (67th percentile). Cick the link to see all 27 high schools.


State Ranking

#88
Statewide High School Ranking: Cedar Ridge High School is ranked #88 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (83rd percentile). Click the link to see all 516 high schools.


Overall, Cedar Ridge High School is a 9-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Orange County, NC. Cedar Ridge High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,120 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

86.2
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Cedar Ridge High School had a Student Growth Score of 86.2. This placed Cedar Ridge High School in the 73rd 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 19.8 65th 17.2
Math 20.7 61st 18.8
Reading 21.7 67th 19.1
Science 21.1 66th 18.9
Writing 16.8 64th 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 Cedar Ridge High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 27% - Level 4 (Solid)
 27% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 23% - Level 1
 23% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 9% - Level 5 (Superior)
 9% - Level 5 (Superior)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 21% - Level 1
 21% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 12% - Level 2
 12% - Level 2
 24% - Level 1
 24% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 533
Math 533
Composite Score 1066
SAT Participation Rate 59 %

Cedar Ridge High had an average SAT score of 1066 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #47 out of 490 NC high schools (90th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Cedar Ridge High was 59% 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
 90% - Cedar Ridge High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 90% - Cedar Ridge High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 2%
 Asian - 2%
 Black - 12%
 Black - 12%
 Hispanic - 23%
 Hispanic - 23%
 Two or More Races - 5%
 Two or More Races - 5%
 White - 58%
 White - 58%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Cedar Ridge 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 Cedar Ridge High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Grady Brown Elementary School 7 0.2 miles Hillsborough, NC Regular PK-5
Central Elementary, Hillsborough School 3 1.9 miles Hillsborough, NC Regular PK-5
Hillsborough Elementary School 9 2.1 miles Hillsborough, NC Regular PK-5
Cameron Park Elementary School 9 2.4 miles Hillsborough, NC Regular PK-5
Charles W Stanford Middle School 9 3.0 miles Hillsborough, NC Regular 6-8
Orange High School 6 3.3 miles Hillsborough, NC Regular 9-12
New Hope Elementary, Chapel Hill School 6 3.7 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
Efland Cheeks Elementary School 5 4.0 miles Efland, NC Regular PK-5
Gravelly Hill Middle School 6 4.2 miles Efland, NC Regular 6-8
Pathways Elementary School 7 4.3 miles Hillsborough, NC Regular PK-5
Morris Grove Elementary School 10 6.1 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
A L Stanback Middle School 6 6.3 miles Hillsborough, NC Regular 6-8
Chapel Hill High School 10 7.9 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 9-12
Smith Middle School 10 8.1 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
Seawell Elementary School 10 8.2 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5
East Chapel Hill High School 10 8.4 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 9-12
South Mebane Elementary School 9 8.7 miles Mebane, NC Regular PK-5
McDougle Middle School 10 8.7 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
Forest View Elementary School 7 8.8 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
McDougle Elementary School 9 8.8 miles Chapel Hill, NC Regular PK-5