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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Early College of Forsyth County

Winston Salem, NC


Early College of Forsyth County
2100 Silas Creek Prky
Winston Salem, NC  27103
Phone: 336-757-3290
Forsyth County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 219
Type: Regular School    
Early College of Forsyth County

Early College of Forsyth County


Metro Area Ranking

#1
Metro Area High School Ranking: Early College of Forsyth County is ranked #1 out of 27 of the best high schools in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas (96th percentile). Cick the link to see all 27 high schools.


State Ranking

#12
Statewide High School Ranking: Early College of Forsyth County is ranked #12 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (98th percentile). Click the link to see all 516 high schools.


Overall, Early College of Forsyth County is a 10-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Forsyth County, NC. Early College of Forsyth County has an enrollment of approximately 219 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

84.7
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Early College of Forsyth County had a Student Growth Score of 84.7. This placed Early College of Forsyth County in the 69th 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 24.3 94th 17.2
Math 23.7 87th 18.8
Reading 24.7 91st 19.1
Science 23.2 85th 18.9
Writing 20.8 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 Early College of Forsyth Co stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 33% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 5 (Superior)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 74% - Level 4 (Solid)
 74% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 31% - Level 5 (Superior)
 31% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 548
Math 565
Composite Score 1113
SAT Participation Rate 40 %

Early College of Forsyth Co had an average SAT score of 1113 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #22 out of 490 NC high schools (96th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Early College of Forsyth Co was 40% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.




 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 11%
 Asian - 11%
 Black - 23%
 Black - 23%
 Hispanic - 17%
 Hispanic - 17%
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 White - 44%
 White - 44%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Early College of Forsyth County 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 Early College of Forsyth County and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Forsyth Middle College 8 0.0 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular 11-12
Bolton Elementary School 1 1.0 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Diggs-Latham Elementary School 1 1.1 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Parkland High School 2 1.2 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 9-12
Moore Magnet Elementary School 4 1.4 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Philo-Hill Magnet Academy 1 1.7 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-8
Brunson Elementary School 9 1.8 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Konnoak Elementary School 2 2.0 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Main Street Academy 1 2.0 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular 6-12
Griffith Elementary School 1 2.0 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Wiley Middle School 3 2.2 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-8
The Downtown School 10 2.6 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-8
Whitaker Elementary School 10 2.7 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Easton Elementary School 1 2.9 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
South Fork Elementary School 1 3.0 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Paisley IB Magnet School 5 3.2 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-10
Forest Park Elementary, Winston-Salem School 1 3.2 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Sherwood Forest Elementary School 10 3.3 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
J F Kennedy High School 1 3.4 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-12
Hanes Middle School 9 3.7 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-8