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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Kestrel Heights School

Durham, NC


Kestrel Heights School
4700 S Alston Ave
Durham, NC  27713
Phone: 919-484-1300
Durham County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 5 out of 10 stars
5

Grades Served: K-12
Enrollment: 1,004
Type: Charter School    
Kestrel Heights School

Kestrel Heights School


Metro Area Ranking

#28
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Kestrel Heights School is ranked #28 of 82 of the best elementary schools in Durham and surrounding areas (66th percentile). Click the link to see all 82 elementary schools.


#24
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Kestrel Heights School is ranked #24 of 43 of the best middle schools in Durham and surrounding areas (44th percentile). Cick the link to see all 43 middle schools.


#24
Metro Area High School Ranking: Kestrel Heights School is ranked #24 out of 27 of the best high schools in Durham and surrounding areas (11th percentile). Cick the link to see all 27 high schools.


State Ranking

#451
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Kestrel Heights School is ranked #451 out of 1483 of the best elementary schools in North Carolina (70th percentile). Click the link to see all 1483 elementary schools.


#310
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Kestrel Heights School is ranked #310 out of 700 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (56th percentile). Click the link to see all 700 middle schools.


#442
Statewide High School Ranking: Kestrel Heights School is ranked #442 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (14th percentile). Click the link to see all 516 high schools.


Overall, Kestrel Heights School is a 5-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Durham County, NC and is an independent charter school.

73.2
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Kestrel Heights School had a Student Growth Score of 73.2. This placed Kestrel Heights School in the 44th 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

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 14.2 20th 17.2
Math 16.7 20th 18.8
Reading 16.2 21st 19.1
Science 16.7 23rd 18.9
Writing 13.3 34th 14.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Kestrel Heights School stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 3

 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 13% - Level 1
 13% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 4

 27% - Level 5 (Superior)
 27% - Level 5 (Superior)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 21% - Level 1
 21% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 5

 27% - Level 5 (Superior)
 27% - Level 5 (Superior)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 18% - Level 1
 18% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 6

 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 18% - Level 1
 18% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 24% - Level 4 (Solid)
 24% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 28% - Level 1
 28% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 4 (Solid)
 22% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 43% - Level 1
 43% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 3

 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 10% - Level 1
 10% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 4

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 16% - Level 3
 16% - Level 3
 8% - Level 2
 8% - Level 2
 19% - Level 1
 19% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 32% - Level 2
 32% - Level 2
 18% - Level 1
 18% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 18% - Level 3
 18% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 15% - Level 1
 15% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 25% - Level 1
 25% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 31% - Level 4 (Solid)
 31% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 35% - Level 1
 35% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 16% - Level 3
 16% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 1
 13% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 25% - Level 4 (Solid)
 25% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 30% - Level 2
 30% - Level 2
 30% - Level 1
 30% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 19% - Level 3
 19% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 22% - Level 1
 22% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 27% - Level 4 (Solid)
 27% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 28% - Level 1
 28% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 495
Math 469
Composite Score 964
SAT Participation Rate 16 %

Kestrel Heights School had an average SAT score of 964 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #138 out of 490 NC high schools (72nd percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Kestrel Heights School was 16% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 73% - Kestrel Heights School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 73% - Kestrel Heights School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 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 Kestrel Heights School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Lowe's Grove Middle School 2 0.5 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
Parkwood Elementary, Durham School 4 1.0 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Pearsontown Elementary School 8 2.5 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Alston Ridge Elementary School 10 2.7 miles Cary, NC Regular PK-5
Southwest Elementary, Durham School 5 2.8 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Hillside New Tech High School 3 3.9 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Hillside High School 2 3.9 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Bethesda Elementary School 2 4.1 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
W G Pearson Elementary School 1 4.2 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
C E Jordan High School 7 4.4 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Fayetteville Street Elementary School 1 4.7 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
James E Shepard Middle School 2 4.7 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
Panther Creek High School 10 4.7 miles Cary, NC Regular 9-12
Brier Creek Elementary, Raleigh School 8 4.8 miles Raleigh, NC Regular PK-5
R N Harris Elementary School 4 5.1 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Cedar Fork Elementary School 10 5.1 miles Morrisville, NC Regular PK-5
Middle College High School at DTCC 9 5.4 miles Durham, NC Regular 11-12
Hope Valley Elementary School 4 5.5 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
C C Spaulding Elementary School 1 5.6 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Burton Elementary School 4 5.6 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Sherwood Githens Middle School 2 5.6 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8