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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Lake Norman Charter School

Huntersville, NC


Lake Norman Charter School
12435 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC  28078
Phone: 704-948-8600
Mecklenburg County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: 5-12
Enrollment: 1,597
Type: Charter School    
Lake Norman Charter School

Lake Norman Charter School


Metro Area Ranking

#43
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #43 of 304 of the best elementary schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (86th percentile). Click the link to see all 304 elementary schools.


#18
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #18 of 133 of the best middle schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (86th percentile). Cick the link to see all 133 middle schools.


#3
Metro Area High School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #3 out of 106 of the best high schools in Charlotte and surrounding areas (97th percentile). Cick the link to see all 106 high schools.


State Ranking

#119
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #119 out of 1483 of the best elementary schools in North Carolina (92nd percentile). Click the link to see all 1483 elementary schools.


#47
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #47 out of 700 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (93rd percentile). Click the link to see all 700 middle schools.


#15
Statewide High School Ranking: Lake Norman Charter School is ranked #15 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (97th percentile). Click the link to see all 516 high schools.


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

85.7
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Lake Norman Charter School had a Student Growth Score of 85.7. This placed Lake Norman Charter School in the 72nd 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 23.3 89th 17.2
Math 23.9 89th 18.8
Reading 24.2 86th 19.1
Science 23 84th 18.9
Writing 20.7 91st 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 Lake Norman Charter stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 5

 32% - Level 5 (Superior)
 32% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 5% - Level 3
 5% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 6% - Level 1
 6% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 6

 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 15% - Level 1
 15% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 28% - Level 5 (Superior)
 28% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 7% - Level 1
 7% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 24% - Level 5 (Superior)
 24% - Level 5 (Superior)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 14% - Level 5 (Superior)
 14% - Level 5 (Superior)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 49% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 7% - Level 1
 7% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 26% - Level 5 (Superior)
 26% - Level 5 (Superior)
 51% - Level 4 (Solid)
 51% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 10% - Level 2
 10% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 46% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - Level 5 (Superior)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 47% - Level 5 (Superior)
 47% - Level 5 (Superior)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 69% - Level 4 (Solid)
 69% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 5% - Level 2
 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 33% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 5 (Superior)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 6% - Level 2
 6% - Level 2
 5% - Level 1
 5% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 562
Math 578
Composite Score 1140
SAT Participation Rate 87 %

Lake Norman Charter had an average SAT score of 1140 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #15 out of 490 NC high schools (97th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Lake Norman Charter was 87% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.




 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 Lake Norman Charter School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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