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 Guilford County, NC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Guilford County, North Carolina? We have information on 126 public schools in Guilford County. Carolina School Hub has given Guilford County 4 stars (on a scale of 1 to 10) - when comparing this area to other North Carolina counties.

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Use Carolina School Hub as a key information source on over 2,451 schools in North Carolina - including Guilford 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 Guilford County, you may want to check out the schools cited below:

Best Elementary Schools in Guilford County

Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Lincoln Academy Greensboro, NC 4-8 Regular
2 Oak Ridge Elementary School Oak Ridge, NC PK-5 Regular
3 Summerfield Elementary School Summerfield, NC K-5 Regular
4 Northern Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
5 EP Pearce Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
6 Summerfield Charter Academy Summerfield, NC K-8 Charter
7 Southwest Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC K-5 Regular
8 Greensboro Academy Greensboro, NC K-8 Charter
9 Sternberger Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
10 Stokesdale Elementary School Stokesdale, NC PK-5 Regular
11 Brooks Global Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
12 Florence Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
13 Colfax Elementary School Colfax, NC PK-5 Regular
14 Claxton Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
15 Jesse Wharton Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
16 Cornerstone Charter Academy Greensboro, NC K-9 Charter
17 Morehead Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
18 Millis Road Elementary School Jamestown, NC PK-5 Regular
19 Pleasant Garden Elementary School Pleasant Garden, NC PK-5 Regular
20 John Van Lindley Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
21 General Greene Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
22 Jefferson Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
23 Alamance Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
24 Southern Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
25 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC K-12 Charter
26 Erwin Montessori School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
27 Shadybrook Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
28 Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
29 Gibsonville Elementary School Gibsonville, NC PK-5 Regular
30 Allen Jay Middle Preparatory Academy High Point, NC 5-8 Regular
31 Pilot Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
32 David D Jones Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
33 Archer Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
34 Nathanael Greene Elementary School Liberty, NC K-5 Regular
35 Hunter Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
36 Jamestown Elementary School Jamestown, NC PK-5 Regular
37 Sedalia Elementary School Sedalia, NC PK-5 Regular
38 Phoenix Academy High Point, NC K-8 Charter
39 Parkview Village Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
40 College Prep and Leadership Academy Jamestown, NC K-12 Charter
41 Sedgefield Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
42 Oak Hill Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
43 Triangle Lake Montessori Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
44 Montlieu Academy of Technology High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
45 Edwin A Alderman Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
46 Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary School Browns Summit, NC PK-5 Regular
47 Irving Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
48 James Y Joyner Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
49 Reedy Fork Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
50 Northwood Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
51 Oak View Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
52 Sumner Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
53 Guilford Preparatory Academy Greensboro, NC K-8 Charter
54 Murphey Traditional Academy Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
55 Allen Jay Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
56 Vandalia Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
57 McLeansville Elementary School McLeansville, NC PK-5 Regular
58 George C Simkins Jr Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
59 Union Hill Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
60 Peeler Open Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
61 Madison Elementary School McLeansville, NC K-5 Regular
62 Hampton Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
63 Julius I Foust Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
64 Ronald E. McNair Elementary School Browns Summit, NC K-5 Regular
65 Johnson Street Global Studies High Point, NC K-8 Regular
66 Waldo C Falkener Sr Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
67 Brightwood Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
68 Washington Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
69 Bluford Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
70 Rankin Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
71 Kirkman Park Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
72 Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
73 Wiley Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
74 Clara J Peck Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
75 Bessemer Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
76 Fairview Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
77 Gillespie Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
78 Ceasar Cone Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
1 Lincoln Academy Greensboro, NC 4-8
2 Oak Ridge Elementary School Oak Ridge, NC PK-5
3 Summerfield Elementary School Summerfield, NC K-5
4 Northern Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
5 EP Pearce Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
6 Summerfield Charter Academy Summerfield, NC K-8
7 Southwest Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC K-5
8 Greensboro Academy Greensboro, NC K-8
9 Sternberger Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
10 Stokesdale Elementary School Stokesdale, NC PK-5
11 Brooks Global Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
12 Florence Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
13 Colfax Elementary School Colfax, NC PK-5
14 Claxton Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC K-5
15 Jesse Wharton Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
16 Cornerstone Charter Academy Greensboro, NC K-9
17 Morehead Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
18 Millis Road Elementary School Jamestown, NC PK-5
19 Pleasant Garden Elementary School Pleasant Garden, NC PK-5
20 John Van Lindley Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
21 General Greene Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
22 Jefferson Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5
23 Alamance Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
24 Southern Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
25 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC K-12
26 Erwin Montessori School Greensboro, NC PK-5
27 Shadybrook Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
28 Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
29 Gibsonville Elementary School Gibsonville, NC PK-5
30 Allen Jay Middle Preparatory Academy High Point, NC 5-8
31 Pilot Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5
32 David D Jones Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
33 Archer Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
34 Nathanael Greene Elementary School Liberty, NC K-5
35 Hunter Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5
36 Jamestown Elementary School Jamestown, NC PK-5
37 Sedalia Elementary School Sedalia, NC PK-5
38 Phoenix Academy High Point, NC K-8
39 Parkview Village Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
40 College Prep and Leadership Academy Jamestown, NC K-12
41 Sedgefield Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5
42 Oak Hill Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC PK-5
43 Triangle Lake Montessori Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
44 Montlieu Academy of Technology High Point, NC PK-5
45 Edwin A Alderman Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5
46 Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary School Browns Summit, NC PK-5
47 Irving Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
48 James Y Joyner Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
49 Reedy Fork Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
50 Northwood Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
51 Oak View Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
52 Sumner Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
53 Guilford Preparatory Academy Greensboro, NC K-8
54 Murphey Traditional Academy Greensboro, NC PK-5
55 Allen Jay Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
56 Vandalia Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
57 McLeansville Elementary School McLeansville, NC PK-5
58 George C Simkins Jr Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
59 Union Hill Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
60 Peeler Open Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
61 Madison Elementary School McLeansville, NC K-5
62 Hampton Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
63 Julius I Foust Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
64 Ronald E. McNair Elementary School Browns Summit, NC K-5
65 Johnson Street Global Studies High Point, NC K-8
66 Waldo C Falkener Sr Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
67 Brightwood Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
68 Washington Elementary, Greensboro School Greensboro, NC PK-5
69 Bluford Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
70 Rankin Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
71 Kirkman Park Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
72 Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
73 Wiley Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
74 Clara J Peck Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
75 Bessemer Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
76 Fairview Elementary, High Point School High Point, NC PK-5
77 Gillespie Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
78 Ceasar Cone Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5


Best Middle Schools in Guilford County

Rank Middle School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Greensboro Academy Greensboro, NC K-8 Charter
2 Brown Summit Middle School Browns Summit, NC 6-8 Regular
3 Northwest Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
4 Summerfield Charter Academy Summerfield, NC K-8 Charter
5 Northern Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
6 Kernodle Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
7 Lincoln Academy Greensboro, NC 4-8 Regular
8 Cornerstone Charter Academy Greensboro, NC K-9 Charter
9 Southwest Guilford Middle School High Point, NC 6-8 Regular
10 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC K-12 Charter
11 Allen Jay Middle Preparatory Academy High Point, NC 5-8 Regular
12 Kiser Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
13 Jamestown Middle School Jamestown, NC 6-8 Regular
14 Southeast Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
15 Mendenhall Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
16 Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
17 Phoenix Academy High Point, NC K-8 Charter
18 Penn-Griffin School of the Arts High Point, NC 6-12 Regular
19 Guilford Preparatory Academy Greensboro, NC K-8 Charter
20 Allen Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
21 Eastern Guilford Middle School Gibsonville, NC 6-8 Regular
22 College Prep and Leadership Academy Jamestown, NC K-12 Charter
23 Southern Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
24 Aycock Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
25 High School Ahead Academy Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
26 Johnson Street Global Studies High Point, NC K-8 Regular
27 Ferndale Middle School High Point, NC 6-8 Regular
28 Northeast Guilford Middle School McLeansville, NC 6-8 Regular
29 Jackson Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
30 Otis L Hairston Sr Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
31 SCALE School Greensboro, NC 6-12 Regular
32 Welborn Middle School High Point, NC 6-8 Regular
33 Pruette SCALE Academy High Point, NC 6-12 Regular
Rank Middle School Name City Grades
Served
1 Greensboro Academy Greensboro, NC K-8
2 Brown Summit Middle School Browns Summit, NC 6-8
3 Northwest Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
4 Summerfield Charter Academy Summerfield, NC K-8
5 Northern Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
6 Kernodle Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
7 Lincoln Academy Greensboro, NC 4-8
8 Cornerstone Charter Academy Greensboro, NC K-9
9 Southwest Guilford Middle School High Point, NC 6-8
10 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC K-12
11 Allen Jay Middle Preparatory Academy High Point, NC 5-8
12 Kiser Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
13 Jamestown Middle School Jamestown, NC 6-8
14 Southeast Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
15 Mendenhall Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
16 Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
17 Phoenix Academy High Point, NC K-8
18 Penn-Griffin School of the Arts High Point, NC 6-12
19 Guilford Preparatory Academy Greensboro, NC K-8
20 Allen Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
21 Eastern Guilford Middle School Gibsonville, NC 6-8
22 College Prep and Leadership Academy Jamestown, NC K-12
23 Southern Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
24 Aycock Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
25 High School Ahead Academy Greensboro, NC 6-8
26 Johnson Street Global Studies High Point, NC K-8
27 Ferndale Middle School High Point, NC 6-8
28 Northeast Guilford Middle School McLeansville, NC 6-8
29 Jackson Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
30 Otis L Hairston Sr Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
31 SCALE School Greensboro, NC 6-12
32 Welborn Middle School High Point, NC 6-8
33 Pruette SCALE Academy High Point, NC 6-12


Best High Schools in Guilford County

Rank High School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Early College at Guilford Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
2 STEM Early College at NC A and T Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
3 Philip J Weaver Ed Center Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
4 Northwest Guilford High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
5 Penn-Griffin School of the Arts High Point, NC 6-12 Regular
6 Grimsley High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
7 Northern Guilford High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
8 GTCC Middle College High School Jamestown, NC 9-13 Regular
9 The Academy at Smith Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
10 Page High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
11 Middle College at GTCC Greensboro, NC 9-13 Regular
12 UNCG Early/Middle College Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
13 Southwest Guilford High School High Point, NC 9-12 Regular
14 GC Middle College High School Greensboro, NC 11-12 Regular
15 Lucy Ragsdale High School Jamestown, NC 9-12 Regular
16 Southeast Guilford High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
17 The Academy at Central High Point, NC 9-12 Regular
18 Western Guilford High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
19 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC K-12 Charter
20 Middle College at GTCC High Point, NC 9-13 Regular
21 Eastern Guilford High School Gibsonville, NC 9-12 Regular
22 High Point Central High School High Point, NC 9-12 Regular
23 Southern Guilford High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
24 T Wingate Andrews High School High Point, NC 9-12 Regular
25 Northeast Guilford High School McLeansville, NC 9-12 Regular
26 James B Dudley High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
27 Ben L. Smith High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular


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