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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Davis Drive Elementary School

Cary, NC


Davis Drive Elementary School
2151 Davis Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Phone: 919-387-2130
Wake County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: K-5
Enrollment: 1,088
Type: Regular School    
Davis Drive Elementary School

Davis Drive Elementary School


Metro Area Ranking

#1
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Davis Drive Elementary School is ranked #1 of 169 of the best elementary schools in Raleigh and surrounding areas (99th percentile). Click the link to see all 169 elementary schools.


State Ranking

#2
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Davis Drive Elementary School is ranked #2 out of 1483 of the best elementary schools in North Carolina (99th percentile). Click the link to see all 1483 elementary schools.


Overall, Davis Drive Elementary School is a 10-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Wake County, NC. Davis Drive Elementary School has an enrollment of approximately 1,088 students and serves grades K-5. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

86.5
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Davis Drive Elementary School had a Student Growth Score of 86.5. This placed Davis Drive Elementary 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.    

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Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests
End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 3

 69% - Level 5 (Superior)
 69% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 4 (Solid)
 22% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 5% - Level 2
 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 4

 67% - Level 5 (Superior)
 67% - Level 5 (Superior)
 27% - Level 4 (Solid)
 27% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 5

 66% - Level 5 (Superior)
 66% - Level 5 (Superior)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 3

 44% - Level 5 (Superior)
 44% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 4

 35% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 5 (Superior)
 51% - Level 4 (Solid)
 51% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 6% - Level 2
 6% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 32% - Level 5 (Superior)
 32% - Level 5 (Superior)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 9% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 70% - Level 5 (Superior)
 70% - Level 5 (Superior)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1



 Students

Student Enrollment Trend

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 Davis Drive Elementary School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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Davis Drive Middle School 10 0.2 miles Cary, NC Regular 6-8
Turner Creek Elementary School 10 1.5 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Salem Middle School 10 1.5 miles Apex, NC Regular 6-8
Salem Elementary, Apex School 7 1.6 miles Apex, NC Regular PK-5
Green Hope Elementary School 10 1.7 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Green Hope High School 10 2.0 miles Cary, NC Regular 9-12
Morrisville Elementary School 10 2.2 miles Morrisville, NC Regular K-5
Laurel Park Elementary School 9 2.2 miles Apex, NC Regular PK-5
Highcroft Elementary School 10 2.4 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Weatherstone Elementary School 10 2.4 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Apex High School 10 2.4 miles Apex, NC Regular 9-12
Carpenter Elementary School 10 2.6 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Baucom Elementary School 10 3.0 miles Apex, NC Regular PK-5
Mills Park Elementary School 10 3.3 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Mills Park Middle School 10 3.4 miles Cary, NC Regular 6-8
West Cary Middle School 9 3.5 miles Cary, NC Regular 6-8
Northwoods Elementary, Cary School 8 3.6 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Briarcliff Elementary School 8 3.6 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Apex Middle School 10 3.6 miles Apex, NC Regular 6-8
Cary Elementary School 9 3.9 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5