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 Greenville County, SC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Greenville County, South Carolina? We have information on 91 public schools in Greenville County. Carolina School Hub has given Greenville County 9 stars (on a scale of 1 to 10) - when comparing this area to other South Carolina counties.

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Use Carolina School Hub as a key information source on over 1,075 schools in South Carolina - including Greenville County and 46 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 Greenville County, you may want to check out the schools cited below:

Best Elementary Schools in Greenville County

Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Sterling Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-8 Regular
2 Buena Vista Elementary School Greer, SC K-5 Regular
3 GREEN Charter School Greenville, SC K-9 Charter
4 Oakview Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5 Regular
5 Monarch Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5 Regular
6 Augusta Circle Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
7 Bells Crossing Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5 Regular
8 Pelham Road Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
9 Woodland Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5 Regular
10 Brushy Creek Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5 Regular
11 Paris Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5 Regular
12 Plain Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5 Regular
13 Skyland Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5 Regular
14 Tigerville Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5 Regular
15 Summit Drive Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
16 Stone Academy Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
17 Rudolph Gordon Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5 Regular
18 Bethel Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5 Regular
19 Sara Collins Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
20 A J Whittenburg Elementary School Greeenville, SC PK-5 Regular
21 Mitchell Road Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
22 Westcliffe Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
23 Bryson Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5 Regular
24 Mountain View Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5 Regular
25 Blythe Academy Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
26 Simpsonville Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5 Regular
27 Brook Glenn Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5 Regular
28 Gateway Elementary School Travelers Rest, SC PK-5 Regular
29 Fork Shoals School Pelzer, SC K-5 Regular
30 Duncan Chapel Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
31 Taylors Elementary School Taylors, SC K-5 Regular
32 East North St Academy Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
33 Lake Forest Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
34 Chandler Creek Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5 Regular
35 Greenbrier Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
36 Mauldin Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5 Regular
37 Ellen Woodside Elementary School Pelzer, SC PK-5 Regular
38 Berea Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
39 Fountain Inn Elementary School Fountain Inn, SC PK-5 Regular
40 LEAD Academy Greenville, SC K-8 Charter
41 Slater Marietta Elementary School Marietta, SC PK-5 Regular
42 Crestview Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5 Regular
43 Heritage Elementary School Travelers Rest, SC PK-5 Regular
44 Sue Cleveland Elementary School Piedmont, SC K-5 Regular
45 Robert E. Cashion Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
46 Hollis Academy Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
47 Armstrong Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
48 Monaview Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
49 Welcome Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
50 Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
51 Cherrydale Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
52 Legacy Charter School Greenville, SC K-12 Charter
53 Grove Elementary School Piedmont, SC K-5 Regular
54 Alexander Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
55 Cyber Academy of South Carolina Greenville, SC K-12 Charter
Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
1 Sterling Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-8
2 Buena Vista Elementary School Greer, SC K-5
3 GREEN Charter School Greenville, SC K-9
4 Oakview Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5
5 Monarch Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5
6 Augusta Circle Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
7 Bells Crossing Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5
8 Pelham Road Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
9 Woodland Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5
10 Brushy Creek Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5
11 Paris Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5
12 Plain Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5
13 Skyland Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5
14 Tigerville Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5
15 Summit Drive Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
16 Stone Academy Greenville, SC K-5
17 Rudolph Gordon Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5
18 Bethel Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5
19 Sara Collins Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
20 A J Whittenburg Elementary School Greeenville, SC PK-5
21 Mitchell Road Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
22 Westcliffe Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
23 Bryson Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5
24 Mountain View Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5
25 Blythe Academy Greenville, SC PK-5
26 Simpsonville Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5
27 Brook Glenn Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5
28 Gateway Elementary School Travelers Rest, SC PK-5
29 Fork Shoals School Pelzer, SC K-5
30 Duncan Chapel Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
31 Taylors Elementary School Taylors, SC K-5
32 East North St Academy Greenville, SC PK-5
33 Lake Forest Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
34 Chandler Creek Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5
35 Greenbrier Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
36 Mauldin Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5
37 Ellen Woodside Elementary School Pelzer, SC PK-5
38 Berea Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
39 Fountain Inn Elementary School Fountain Inn, SC PK-5
40 LEAD Academy Greenville, SC K-8
41 Slater Marietta Elementary School Marietta, SC PK-5
42 Crestview Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5
43 Heritage Elementary School Travelers Rest, SC PK-5
44 Sue Cleveland Elementary School Piedmont, SC K-5
45 Robert E. Cashion Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
46 Hollis Academy Greenville, SC PK-5
47 Armstrong Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
48 Monaview Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
49 Welcome Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
50 Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
51 Cherrydale Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
52 Legacy Charter School Greenville, SC K-12
53 Grove Elementary School Piedmont, SC K-5
54 Alexander Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
55 Cyber Academy of South Carolina Greenville, SC K-12


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