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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Powdersville High School

Greenville, SC


Powdersville High School
145 Hood Road
Greenville, SC  29611
Phone: 864-312-5641
Anderson County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
9

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 829
Type: Regular School    
Powdersville High School

Powdersville High School


Metro Area Ranking

#10
Metro Area High School Ranking: Powdersville High School is ranked #10 out of 32 of the best high schools in Greenville and surrounding areas (69th percentile). Cick the link to see all 32 high schools.


State Ranking

#35
Statewide High School Ranking: Powdersville High School is ranked #35 out of 217 of the best high schools in South Carolina (84th percentile). Click the link to see all 217 high schools.


Overall, Powdersville High 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 Anderson County, SC. Powdersville High School has an enrollment of approximately 829 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.
Graduation Rate
 > 95% - Powdersville High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 > 95% - Powdersville High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools




South 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 SC Schools
State Average
English 18.2 70th 16.7
Math 19.2 66th 18.4
Reading 20.2 72nd 18.5
Science 19.6 67th 18.5
Writing 16.7 69th 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 Powdersville High 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 83.2 79.8
Algebra 1 82.7 81.9
Biology 1 85.5 81.6


Average SAT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
Reading 511
Math 515
Composite Score 1026
SAT Participation Rate 50 %

Powdersville High had an average SAT score of 1026 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #31 out of 213 SC high schools (85th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of South Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Powdersville High was 50% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in South Carolina.


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 30% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 30% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 6% - This School
 4% - State Median (all schools)
 6% - 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 Powdersville High School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Powdersville High 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
Powdersville Elementary School 9 0.2 miles Greenville, SC Regular 3-5
Powdersville Middle School 8 0.3 miles Greenville, SC Regular 6-8
Tanglewood Middle School 1 2.0 miles Greenville, SC Regular 6-8
Mountain View Elementary School 8 2.7 miles Taylors, SC Regular PK-5
Carolina Academy 1 2.7 miles Greenville, SC Regular 9-12
Welcome Elementary School 3 2.9 miles Greenville, SC Regular K-5
Hollis Academy 4 4.0 miles Greenville, SC Regular PK-5
Crosswell Elementary School 6 4.1 miles Easley, SC Regular PK-5
Southside High School 7 4.2 miles Greenville, SC Regular 9-12
Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School 3 4.2 miles Greenville, SC Regular K-5
Westcliffe Elementary School 8 4.6 miles Greenville, SC Regular PK-5
Sue Cleveland Elementary School 4 4.7 miles Piedmont, SC Regular K-5
Alexander Elementary School 2 4.8 miles Greenville, SC Regular PK-5
Forest Acres Elementary School 8 4.9 miles Easley, SC Regular PK-5
Grove Elementary School 2 5.0 miles Piedmont, SC Regular K-5
Berea High School 2 5.2 miles Greenville, SC Regular 9-12
Greenville Sr High Academy 8 5.3 miles Greenville, SC Regular 9-12
Easley High School 8 5.4 miles Easley, SC Regular 9-12
Augusta Circle Elementary School 10 5.5 miles Greenville, SC Regular K-5
A J Whittenburg Elementary School 8 5.6 miles Greeenville, SC Regular PK-5