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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Lowcountry Leadership Charter School

Hollywood, SC


Lowcountry Leadership Charter School
5139 Gibson Road
Hollywood, SC  29449
Phone: 843-889-5527
Charleston County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
4

Grades Served: K-12
Enrollment: 482
Type: Charter School    
Lowcountry Leadership Charter School

Lowcountry Leadership Charter School


Metro Area Ranking

#56
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Lowcountry Leadership Charter School is ranked #56 of 84 of the best elementary schools in Charleston and surrounding areas (33rd percentile). Click the link to see all 84 elementary schools.


#30
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Lowcountry Leadership Charter School is ranked #30 of 46 of the best middle schools in Charleston and surrounding areas (35th percentile). Cick the link to see all 46 middle schools.


#18
Metro Area High School Ranking: Lowcountry Leadership Charter School is ranked #18 out of 25 of the best high schools in Charleston and surrounding areas (28th percentile). Cick the link to see all 25 high schools.


State Ranking

#415
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Lowcountry Leadership Charter School is ranked #415 out of 666 of the best elementary schools in South Carolina (38th percentile). Click the link to see all 666 elementary schools.


#159
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Lowcountry Leadership Charter School is ranked #159 out of 311 of the best middle schools in South Carolina (49th percentile). Click the link to see all 311 middle schools.


#165
Statewide High School Ranking: Lowcountry Leadership Charter School is ranked #165 out of 217 of the best high schools in South Carolina (24th percentile). Click the link to see all 217 high schools.


Overall, Lowcountry Leadership Charter School is a 4-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Charleston County, SC and is an independent charter school.




South Carolina Standardized Tests

SC Ready Test Results

English

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
3 1345.7 48th 1346.3
4 1446.2 56th 1445.4
5 1543.2 50th 1544.5
6 1643.2 47th 1644.7
7 1748.3 71st 1744.7
8 1845.7 52nd 1846.2

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 1345.7 48th 1346.3
4 1446.2 56th 1445.4
5 1543.2 50th 1544.5
6 1643.2 47th 1644.7
7 1748.3 71st 1744.7
8 1845.7 52nd 1846.2

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
3 1353.6 59th 1352.1
4 1442.5 30th 1450.3
5 1541.3 30th 1548.5
6 1637.1 23rd 1646.9
7 1749.3 76th 1743.9
8 1837.6 37th 1842.6

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 1353.6 59th 1352.1
4 1442.5 30th 1450.3
5 1541.3 30th 1548.5
6 1637.1 23rd 1646.9
7 1749.3 76th 1743.9
8 1837.6 37th 1842.6


SC PASS Test Results (SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards)

Science

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
4 609.8 32nd 626
5 615 38th 627.8
6 597.5 27th 619.2
7 632.4 52nd 636.5
8 616.4 38th 628.3

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 609.8 32nd 626
5 615 38th 627.8
6 597.5 27th 619.2
7 632.4 52nd 636.5
8 616.4 38th 628.3

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
4 630.1 32nd 646.7
5 604.8 16th 634.6
6 620.1 26th 643.2
7 613.6 29th 632.7
8 611.8 23rd 638.6

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 630.1 32nd 646.7
5 604.8 16th 634.6
6 620.1 26th 643.2
7 613.6 29th 632.7
8 611.8 23rd 638.6


Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 15.2 37th 16.7
Math 16.3 25th 18.4
Reading 16.4 30th 18.5
Science 16.9 34th 18.5
Writing 13.5 33rd 15.4

The ACT, a college readiness assessment, was given to every South Carolina 11th grader in 2016 with the exception of those eligible for alternate assessments. The ACT scores range from 0 to 36. State averages for ACT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Lowcountry Leadership Charter stack up against those of other high schools in South Carolina.


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 77.6 79.8
Algebra 1 75.6 81.9
Biology 1 73.3 81.6


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 41% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 41% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 4% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 4% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 0% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 0% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

SCPass data is based on the 2015-2016 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for Lowcountry Leadership Charter School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Lowcountry Leadership Charter School's school report card data for you to see on one page.


Rankings for schools were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

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