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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Owen Middle School

Swannanoa, NC


Owen Middle School
730 Old US 70
Swannanoa, NC  28778
Phone: 828-686-7739
Buncombe County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
7

Grades Served: 6-8
Enrollment: 546
Type: Regular School    
Owen Middle School

Owen Middle School


Metro Area Ranking

#19
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Owen Middle School is ranked #19 of 22 of the best middle schools in Asheville and surrounding areas (14th percentile). Cick the link to see all 22 middle schools.


State Ranking

#255
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Owen Middle School is ranked #255 out of 700 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (64th percentile). Click the link to see all 700 middle schools.


Overall, Owen Middle School 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. Owen Middle School has an enrollment of approximately 546 students and serves grades 6-8. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

80.3
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Owen Middle School had a Student Growth Score of 80.3. This placed Owen Middle School in the 60th 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.    

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  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 6

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 24% - Level 1
 24% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 34% - Level 4 (Solid)
 34% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 25% - Level 1
 25% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 30% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 24% - Level 2
 24% - Level 2
 31% - Level 1
 31% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 14% - Level 5 (Superior)
 14% - Level 5 (Superior)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 21% - Level 2
 9% - Level 1
 9% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 22% - Level 1
 22% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 27% - Level 4 (Solid)
 27% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 24% - Level 2
 24% - Level 2
 28% - Level 1
 28% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 26% - Level 5 (Superior)
 26% - Level 5 (Superior)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 9% - Level 2
 12% - Level 1
 12% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Math I

 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 71% - Level 4 (Solid)
 71% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1



 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 1%
 Asian - 1%
 Black - 3%
 Black - 3%
 Hispanic - 11%
 Hispanic - 11%
 Two or More Races - 4%
 Two or More Races - 4%
 White - 80%
 White - 80%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Owen Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

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 Owen Middle School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Owen High School 5 0.9 miles Black Mountain, NC Regular 9-12
Williams Elementary School 6 1.5 miles Swannanoa, NC Regular K-5
Black Mountain Primary School 9 3.4 miles Black Mountain, NC Regular K-3
Black Mountain Elementary School 8 3.5 miles Black Mountain, NC Regular 4-5
Fairview Elementary, Fairview School 9 6.1 miles Fairview, NC Regular K-5
Bell Elementary School 8 6.7 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Reynolds Middle School 8 7.0 miles Asheville, NC Regular 6-8
Reynolds High School 8 7.1 miles Asheville, NC Regular 9-12
Haw Creek Elementary School 9 7.3 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Oakley Elementary School 5 8.2 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Cane Creek Middle School 10 9.3 miles Fletcher, NC Regular 6-8
Ira B Jones Elementary School 7 9.9 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Claxton Elementary, Asheville School 7 10.0 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
School of Inquiry and Life Sciences 10 10.2 miles Asheville, NC Regular 9-12
Asheville High School 8 10.2 miles Asheville, NC Regular 9-12
Buncombe County Early College 10 10.4 miles Asheville, NC Regular 9-13
Asheville Middle School 9 10.4 miles Asheville, NC Regular 6-8
Isaac Dickson Elementary School 9 10.7 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Old Fort Elementary School 5 11.1 miles Old Fort, NC Regular PK-5
Hall Fletcher Elementary School 4 11.4 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-6