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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Best Schools in Forsyth County, NC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Forsyth County, North Carolina? We have information on 78 public schools in Forsyth County. Carolina School Hub has given Forsyth County 4 stars (on a scale of 1 to 10) - when comparing this area to other North Carolina counties.

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
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Use Carolina School Hub as a key information source on over 2,451 schools in North Carolina - including Forsyth County and 98 other counties across the state. Use this website to research test scores, enrollment information, growth data and much more. If you're looking for the best schools in Forsyth County, you may want to check out the schools cited below:

Best Elementary Schools in Forsyth County

Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Whitaker Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
2 Clemmons Elementary School Clemmons, NC PK-5 Regular
3 Meadowlark Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
4 Sherwood Forest Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
5 Lewisville Elementary School Lewisville, NC PK-5 Regular
6 Jefferson Elementary, Winston-Salem School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
7 Vienna Elementary School Pfafftown, NC PK-5 Regular
8 The North Carolina Leadership Academy Kernersville, NC K-11 Charter
9 Southwest Elementary, Clemmons School Clemmons, NC PK-5 Regular
10 The Downtown School Winston Salem, NC PK-8 Regular
11 Brunson Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
12 Old Richmond Elementary School Tobaccoville, NC PK-5 Regular
13 The Arts Based School Winston-Salem, NC K-8 Charter
14 Cash Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
15 Frank Morgan Elementary School Clemmons, NC PK-5 Regular
16 Piney Grove Elementary, Kernersville School Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
17 Caleb's Creek Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
18 Sedge Garden Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
19 Quality Education Academy Winston-Salem, NC K-12 Charter
20 Kernersville Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
21 Kimmel Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
22 Walkertown Elementary School Walkertown, NC PK-5 Regular
23 Moore Magnet Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
24 Union Cross Traditional Academy Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
25 Rural Hall Elementary School Rural Hall, NC PK-5 Regular
26 Ward Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
27 Mineral Springs Elementary, Winston-Salem School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
28 Smith Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
29 Ibraham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
30 North Hills Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
31 Konnoak Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
32 Old Town Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
33 Speas Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
34 Hall-Woodward Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
35 Forsyth Academy Winston-Salem, NC K-8 Charter
36 Diggs-Latham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
37 Bolton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
38 South Fork Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
39 Griffith Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
40 Petree Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
41 Carter G Woodson School Winston-Salem, NC K-12 Charter
42 Forest Park Elementary, Winston-Salem School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
43 Kimberley Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
44 Easton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
45 Gibson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
46 Middle Fork Elementary School Walkertown, NC PK-5 Regular
47 Ashley Elementary, Winston-Salem School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
48 Cook Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
1 Whitaker Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
2 Clemmons Elementary School Clemmons, NC PK-5
3 Meadowlark Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
4 Sherwood Forest Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
5 Lewisville Elementary School Lewisville, NC PK-5
6 Jefferson Elementary, Winston-Salem School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
7 Vienna Elementary School Pfafftown, NC PK-5
8 The North Carolina Leadership Academy Kernersville, NC K-11
9 Southwest Elementary, Clemmons School Clemmons, NC PK-5
10 The Downtown School Winston Salem, NC PK-8
11 Brunson Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
12 Old Richmond Elementary School Tobaccoville, NC PK-5
13 The Arts Based School Winston-Salem, NC K-8
14 Cash Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5
15 Frank Morgan Elementary School Clemmons, NC PK-5
16 Piney Grove Elementary, Kernersville School Kernersville, NC PK-5
17 Caleb's Creek Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5
18 Sedge Garden Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5
19 Quality Education Academy Winston-Salem, NC K-12
20 Kernersville Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5
21 Kimmel Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
22 Walkertown Elementary School Walkertown, NC PK-5
23 Moore Magnet Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
24 Union Cross Traditional Academy Kernersville, NC PK-5
25 Rural Hall Elementary School Rural Hall, NC PK-5
26 Ward Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
27 Mineral Springs Elementary, Winston-Salem School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
28 Smith Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
29 Ibraham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
30 North Hills Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
31 Konnoak Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
32 Old Town Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
33 Speas Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
34 Hall-Woodward Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
35 Forsyth Academy Winston-Salem, NC K-8
36 Diggs-Latham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
37 Bolton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
38 South Fork Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
39 Griffith Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
40 Petree Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
41 Carter G Woodson School Winston-Salem, NC K-12
42 Forest Park Elementary, Winston-Salem School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
43 Kimberley Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
44 Easton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
45 Gibson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
46 Middle Fork Elementary School Walkertown, NC PK-5
47 Ashley Elementary, Winston-Salem School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
48 Cook Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5


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