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".

Or try our Advanced Search

Recently Viewed Schools
Fork Shoals School

Greenville Area Public Schools
Best Elementary Schools in Greenville Area
Best Middle Schools in Greenville Area
Best High Schools in Greenville Area
Greenville Area Charter Schools

Spartanburg Area Public Schools
Best Elementary Schools in Spartanburg Area
Best Middle Schools in Spartanburg Area
Best High Schools in Spartanburg Area
Spartanburg Area Charter Schools

South Carolina Schools
Best SC Elementary Schools
Best SC Middle Schools
Best SC High Schools



Mobile Menu

Fork Shoals School

Pelzer, SC


Fork Shoals School
916 McKelvey Road
Pelzer, SC  29669
Phone: 864-355-5000
Greenville County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
7

Grades Served: K-5
Enrollment: 727
Type: Regular School    
Fork Shoals School

Fork Shoals School


Metro Area Ranking

#49
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Fork Shoals School is ranked #49 of 103 of the best elementary schools in Greenville and surrounding areas (52nd percentile). Click the link to see all 103 elementary schools.


State Ranking

#199
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Fork Shoals School is ranked #199 out of 666 of the best elementary schools in South Carolina (70th percentile). Click the link to see all 666 elementary schools.


Overall, Fork Shoals School is a 7-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Greenville County, SC. Fork Shoals School has an enrollment of approximately 727 students and serves grades K-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 1350.9 65th 1346.3
4 1446.8 58th 1445.4
5 1549.1 70th 1544.5

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 1350.9 65th 1346.3
4 1446.8 58th 1445.4
5 1549.1 70th 1544.5

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
3 1351.9 53rd 1352.1
4 1453 63rd 1450.3
5 1549.3 56th 1548.5

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 1351.9 53rd 1352.1
4 1453 63rd 1450.3
5 1549.3 56th 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
4 631.8 64th 626
5 631.6 61st 627.8

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 631.8 64th 626
5 631.6 61st 627.8

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
4 647.1 55th 646.7
5 649.4 75th 634.6

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 647.1 55th 646.7
5 649.4 75th 634.6


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

 4% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 4% - 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 Fork Shoals School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Fork Shoals 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
Ralph Chandler Middle School 8 1.7 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 6-8
Ellen Woodside Elementary School 5 4.9 miles Pelzer, SC Regular PK-5
Woodmont High School 7 5.5 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 9-12
Woodmont Middle School 4 7.5 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 6-8
Hillcrest High School 7 7.6 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 9-12
Plain Elementary School 9 7.7 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Bryson Middle School 7 7.7 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 6-8
Fountain Inn Elementary School 5 7.7 miles Fountain Inn, SC Regular PK-5
Bryson Elementary School 8 8.4 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Robert E. Cashion Elementary School 4 8.7 miles Greenville, SC Regular PK-5
Simpsonville Elementary School 7 9.0 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular PK-5
Palmetto Elementary School 6 9.2 miles Williamston, SC Regular PK-5
Palmetto High School 6 9.4 miles Williamston, SC Regular 9-12
Palmetto Middle School 8 9.5 miles Williamston, SC Regular 6-8
Greenbrier Elementary School 6 9.7 miles Greenville, SC Regular PK-5
West Pelzer Elementary School 6 9.8 miles West Pelzer, SC Regular PK-5
Hickory Tavern Elementary/Middle 6 9.9 miles Gray Court, SC Regular PK-8
Hillcrest Middle School 8 9.9 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 6-8
Cedar Grove Elementary School 9 10.6 miles Williamston, SC Regular PK-5
Gray Court-Owings Elementary/Middle 4 10.8 miles Gray Court , SC Regular PK-8