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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Durham's Performance Learning Center

Durham, NC


Durham's Performance Learning Center
401 North Driver Street
Durham, NC  27703
Phone: 919-560-9190
Durham County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 1 out of 10 stars
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Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 173
Type: Regular School    
Durham's Performance Learning Center

Durham's Performance Learning Center


Metro Area Ranking

#26
Metro Area High School Ranking: Durham's Performance Learning Center is ranked #26 out of 27 of the best high schools in Durham and surrounding areas (4th percentile). Cick the link to see all 27 high schools.


State Ranking

#502
Statewide High School Ranking: Durham's Performance Learning Center is ranked #502 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (3rd percentile). Click the link to see all 516 high schools.


Overall, Durham's Performance Learning Center is a 1-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Durham County, NC. Durham's Performance Learning Center has an enrollment of approximately 173 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.



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 13.1 13th 17.2
Math 14.9 3rd 18.8
Reading 14.5 8th 19.1
Science 15 8th 18.9
Writing 11.4 18th 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 Durham's Performance Learning Center stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 25% - Level 2
 25% - Level 2
 60% - Level 1
 60% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 7% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 28% - Level 2
 28% - Level 2
 59% - Level 1
 59% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 25% - Level 2
 25% - Level 2
 69% - Level 1
 69% - Level 1




 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 Black - 64%
 Black - 64%
 Hispanic - 28%
 Hispanic - 28%
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 
 White - N/A
 
 White - N/A

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Durham's Performance Learning Center 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 Durham's Performance Learning Center and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Eastway Elementary School 1 0.4 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Y E Smith Elementary School 1 0.5 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Burton Elementary School 4 0.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Middle College High School at DTCC 9 1.0 miles Durham, NC Regular 11-12
R N Harris Elementary School 4 1.3 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
C C Spaulding Elementary School 1 1.7 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Durham School of the Arts 10 1.8 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-12
Merrick-Moore Elementary School 1 1.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Morehead Montessori Magnet School 9 2.0 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
James E Shepard Middle School 2 2.0 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
George Watts Elementary School 7 2.2 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Club Boulevard Elementary School 3 2.3 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Fayetteville Street Elementary School 1 2.3 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
W G Pearson Elementary School 1 2.8 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Lakewood Montessori Middle School 8 2.8 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
Southern School of Energy and Sustainability 1 2.9 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Hillside New Tech High School 3 2.9 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Hillside High School 2 2.9 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
E K Powe Elementary School 3 2.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Brogden Middle, Durham School 2 2.9 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8