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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Ford Elementary School

Laurens, SC


Ford Elementary School
601 Lucas Avenue
Laurens, SC  29360
Phone: 864-984-3986
Laurens County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 1 out of 10 stars
1

Grades Served: PK-5
Enrollment: 523
Type: Regular School    
Ford Elementary School

Ford Elementary School


Metro Area Ranking

#103
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Ford Elementary School is ranked #103 of 103 of the best elementary schools in Greenville and surrounding areas (1st percentile). Click the link to see all 103 elementary schools.


State Ranking

#623
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Ford Elementary School is ranked #623 out of 666 of the best elementary schools in South Carolina (6th percentile). Click the link to see all 666 elementary schools.


Overall, Ford Elementary School is a 1-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Laurens County, SC. Ford Elementary School has an enrollment of approximately 523 students and serves grades PK-5. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.




South Carolina Standardized Tests

SC Ready Test Results

English

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
3 1334.7 13th 1346.3
4 1434.6 16th 1445.4
5 1532 14th 1544.5

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 1334.7 13th 1346.3
4 1434.6 16th 1445.4
5 1532 14th 1544.5

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
3 1342.1 21st 1352.1
4 1437.7 15th 1450.3
5 1533.9 9th 1548.5

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 1342.1 21st 1352.1
4 1437.7 15th 1450.3
5 1533.9 9th 1548.5


SC PASS Test Results (SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards)

Science

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
4 584.4 9th 626
5 584.8 9th 627.8

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 584.4 9th 626
5 584.8 9th 627.8

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
4 614.2 14th 646.7
5 593 7th 634.6

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 614.2 14th 646.7
5 593 7th 634.6


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 91% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 91% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 5% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 5% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 16% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 16% - 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 Ford Elementary School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Ford Elementary School'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.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Sanders Middle School 4 2.3 miles Laurens, SC Regular 6-8
Laurens Elementary School 5 2.4 miles Laurens, SC Regular PK-5
Laurens Middle School 4 3.2 miles Laurens, SC Regular 6-8
E B Morse Elementary School 3 3.4 miles Laurens, SC Regular PK-5
Laurens Dist 55 High School 3 4.1 miles Laurens, SC Regular 9-12
Clinton Elementary School 4 8.0 miles Clinton, SC Regular K-5
Clinton Middle School 4 8.0 miles Clinton, SC Regular 6-8
Clinton High School 4 8.6 miles Clinton, SC Regular 9-12
Eastside Elementary School 5 8.9 miles Clinton, SC Regular K-5
Gray Court-Owings Elementary/Middle 4 9.8 miles Gray Court , SC Regular PK-8
Hickory Tavern Elementary/Middle 6 10.8 miles Gray Court, SC Regular PK-8
Waterloo Elementary School 7 10.9 miles Waterloo, SC Regular PK-5
Joanna-Woodson Elementary School 3 13.3 miles Joanna, SC Regular K-5
Woodruff Elementary School 9 14.5 miles Woodruff, SC Regular 3-5
Woodruff High School 8 14.5 miles Woodruff, SC Regular 9-12
Woodruff Middle School 9 14.8 miles Woodruff, SC Regular 6-8
Ware Shoals Primary School 4 14.9 miles Ware Shoals, SC Regular PK-4
Ware Shoals High School 5 16.4 miles Ware Shoals, SC Regular 9-12
Fountain Inn Elementary School 5 17.0 miles Fountain Inn, SC Regular PK-5
Ware Shoals Elementary Middle 6 17.0 miles Ware Shoals, SC Regular 5-8