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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Coastal Leadership Academy

Myrtle Beach, SC


Coastal Leadership Academy
3710 Palmetto Pointe Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC  29588
Phone: 843-294-9337
Horry County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
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Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 150
Type: Charter School    
Coastal Leadership Academy

Coastal Leadership Academy


Metro Area Ranking

#10
Metro Area High School Ranking: Coastal Leadership Academy is ranked #10 out of 11 of the best high schools in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas (9th percentile). Cick the link to see all 11 high schools.


State Ranking

#125
Statewide High School Ranking: Coastal Leadership Academy is ranked #125 out of 217 of the best high schools in South Carolina (42nd percentile). Click the link to see all 217 high schools.


Overall, Coastal Leadership Academy is a 4-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Horry County, SC and is an independent charter school.
Graduation Rate
 > 95% - Coastal Leadership Academy
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 > 95% - Coastal Leadership 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 16.1 47th 16.7
Math 17.9 48th 18.4
Reading 16.3 29th 18.5
Science 16.8 33rd 18.5
Writing 14.3 42nd 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 Coastal Leadership Academy 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 78.4 79.8
Algebra 1 70.1 81.9
Biology 1 79.1 81.6


Average SAT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
Reading 560
Math 472
Composite Score 1032
SAT Participation Rate 32 %

Coastal Leadership Academy had an average SAT score of 1032 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #23 out of 213 SC high schools (89th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of South Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Coastal Leadership Academy was 32% 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

 46% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 46% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 6% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 6% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 < 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 < 5% - 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 Coastal Leadership Academy, then we can help. We've distilled much of Coastal Leadership 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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Forestbrook Elementary School 9 6.0 miles Myrtle Beach, SC Regular PK-5
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