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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Invest Collegiate - Imagine

Asheville, NC


Invest Collegiate - Imagine
1000 Brevard Road, Suite 175
Asheville, NC  28806
Phone: 828-633-6491
Buncombe County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
7

Grades Served: K-11
Enrollment: 660
Type: Charter School    
Invest Collegiate - Imagine

Invest Collegiate - Imagine


Metro Area Ranking

#44
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Invest Collegiate - Imagine is ranked #44 of 60 of the best elementary schools in Asheville and surrounding areas (27th percentile). Click the link to see all 60 elementary schools.


#12
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Invest Collegiate - Imagine is ranked #12 of 22 of the best middle schools in Asheville and surrounding areas (45th percentile). Cick the link to see all 22 middle schools.


State Ranking

#683
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Invest Collegiate - Imagine is ranked #683 out of 1483 of the best elementary schools in North Carolina (54th percentile). Click the link to see all 1483 elementary schools.


#196
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Invest Collegiate - Imagine is ranked #196 out of 700 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (72nd percentile). Click the link to see all 700 middle schools.


Overall, Invest Collegiate - Imagine is a 7-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Buncombe County, NC and is an independent charter school.

50.0
(Did Not Meet Growth)
Student Growth Score: Invest Collegiate - Imagine had a Student Growth Score of 50.0. This placed Invest Collegiate - Imagine in the 1st percentile of 2423 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.    

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

  North Carolina Math Letter Grade

  North Carolina Reading Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests
End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 3

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 26% - Level 1
 26% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 4

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 19% - Level 1
 19% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 5

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 33% - Level 2
 33% - Level 2
 28% - Level 1
 28% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 6

 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 25% - Level 1
 25% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 34% - Level 2
 34% - Level 2
 28% - Level 1
 28% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 3

 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 20% - Level 5 (Superior)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 1
 13% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 4

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 17% - Level 1
 17% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 12% - Level 5 (Superior)
 12% - Level 5 (Superior)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 18% - Level 3
 18% - Level 3
 12% - Level 2
 12% - Level 2
 10% - Level 1
 10% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 25% - Level 5 (Superior)
 25% - Level 5 (Superior)
 51% - Level 4 (Solid)
 51% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 8% - Level 2
 8% - Level 2
 10% - Level 1
 10% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 9% - Level 5 (Superior)
 9% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 6% - Level 1
 6% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 58% - Level 4 (Solid)
 58% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 2
 8% - Level 2
 25% - Level 1
 25% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 29% - Level 4 (Solid)
 29% - Level 4 (Solid)
 21% - Level 3
 21% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 29% - Level 1
 29% - Level 1



 Students

Student Enrollment Trend

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2015-2016 school year. Rankings for Invest Collegiate - Imagine and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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