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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Plain Elementary School

Simpsonville, SC


Plain Elementary School
506 Neely Ferry Road
Simpsonville, SC  29681
Phone: 864-355-7700
Greenville County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
9

Grades Served: K-5
Enrollment: 846
Type: Regular School    
Plain Elementary School

Plain Elementary School


Metro Area Ranking

#17
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Plain Elementary School is ranked #17 of 103 of the best elementary schools in Greenville and surrounding areas (83rd percentile). Click the link to see all 103 elementary schools.


State Ranking

#71
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Plain Elementary School is ranked #71 out of 666 of the best elementary schools in South Carolina (89th percentile). Click the link to see all 666 elementary schools.


Overall, Plain Elementary School is a 9-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Greenville County, SC. Plain Elementary School has an enrollment of approximately 846 students and serves grades K-5. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.




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 1355.5 79th 1346.3
4 1456.1 85th 1445.4
5 1551.1 76th 1544.5

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 1355.5 79th 1346.3
4 1456.1 85th 1445.4
5 1551.1 76th 1544.5

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
3 1359.6 77th 1352.1
4 1462.6 88th 1450.3
5 1560 87th 1548.5

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 1359.6 77th 1352.1
4 1462.6 88th 1450.3
5 1560 87th 1548.5


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
4 643.3 78th 626
5 652.1 83rd 627.8

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 643.3 78th 626
5 652.1 83rd 627.8

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
4 662.8 75th 646.7
5 653.3 80th 634.6

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 662.8 75th 646.7
5 653.3 80th 634.6


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 40% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 40% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 3% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 3% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 6% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 6% - 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 Plain Elementary School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Plain Elementary 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.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Simpsonville Elementary School 7 1.4 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular PK-5
Bryson Middle School 7 2.0 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 6-8
Hillcrest High School 7 2.2 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 9-12
Hillcrest Middle School 8 2.4 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 6-8
Greenbrier Elementary School 6 2.5 miles Greenville, SC Regular PK-5
Bethel Elementary School 9 3.4 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Bryson Elementary School 8 3.6 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Robert E. Cashion Elementary School 4 4.1 miles Greenville, SC Regular PK-5
Fountain Inn Elementary School 5 4.6 miles Fountain Inn, SC Regular PK-5
Mauldin High School 9 4.7 miles Mauldin, SC Regular 9-12
Woodmont High School 7 5.1 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 9-12
Bells Crossing Elementary School 10 5.2 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Rudolph Gordon Elementary School 9 5.3 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular K-5
Mauldin Middle School 8 5.4 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 6-8
Mauldin Elementary School 5 5.6 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular PK-5
Monarch Elementary School 10 5.6 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular PK-5
Ralph Chandler Middle School 8 6.1 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular 6-8
J L Mann High Academy 10 6.4 miles Greenville, SC Regular 9-12
Phinnize Fisher Middle School 9 6.6 miles Greenville, SC Regular 6-8
Oakview Elementary School 10 7.5 miles Simpsonville, SC Regular PK-5