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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Rainbow Lake Middle School

Chesnee, SC


Rainbow Lake Middle School
1951 Riveroak Road
Chesnee, SC  29323
Phone: 864-253-5700
Spartanburg County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 8 out of 10 stars
8

Grades Served: 6-8
Enrollment: 675
Type: Regular School    
Rainbow Lake Middle School

Rainbow Lake Middle School


Metro Area Ranking

#6
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Rainbow Lake Middle School is ranked #6 of 19 of the best middle schools in Spartanburg and surrounding areas (68th percentile). Cick the link to see all 19 middle schools.


State Ranking

#56
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Rainbow Lake Middle School is ranked #56 out of 311 of the best middle schools in South Carolina (82nd percentile). Click the link to see all 311 middle schools.


Overall, Rainbow Lake Middle School is a 8-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Spartanburg County, SC. Rainbow Lake Middle School has an enrollment of approximately 675 students and serves grades 6-8. 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
6 1652.2 80th 1644.7
7 1749.1 73rd 1744.7
8 1858.4 90th 1846.2

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 1652.2 80th 1644.7
7 1749.1 73rd 1744.7
8 1858.4 90th 1846.2

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 1648.9 62nd 1646.9
7 1744.7 60th 1743.9
8 1850.9 82nd 1842.6

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 1648.9 62nd 1646.9
7 1744.7 60th 1743.9
8 1850.9 82nd 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
6 635.4 79th 619.2
7 661.9 86th 636.5
8 661.8 92nd 628.3

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 635.4 79th 619.2
7 661.9 86th 636.5
8 661.8 92nd 628.3

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
6 645 63rd 643.2
7 640 73rd 632.7
8 650.7 75th 638.6

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
6 645 63rd 643.2
7 640 73rd 632.7
8 650.7 75th 638.6


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 93.9 79.8
Algebra 1 95.9 81.9


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 47% - This School
 65% - State Median (all schools)
 47% - 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

 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 5% - 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 Rainbow Lake Middle School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Rainbow Lake Middle 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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Type
   
Grades
Served
Oakland Elementary School 7 2.5 miles Inman, SC Regular PK-4
Boiling Springs Middle School 7 2.7 miles Inman, SC Regular 6-8
Boiling Springs High School 8 3.4 miles Boiling Springs, SC Regular 10-12
Cooley Spgs-Fingerville Elementary School 6 3.7 miles Chesnee, SC Regular PK-5
Boiling Springs Intermediate School 6 3.9 miles Boiling Springs, SC Regular 5-5
Boiling Springs Elementary School 6 4.2 miles Boiling Springs, SC Regular PK-4
New Prospect Elementary School 9 4.4 miles Inman, SC Regular PK-6
Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary School 8 4.7 miles Chesnee, SC Regular PK-4
Landrum Middle School 9 5.2 miles Landrum, SC Regular 6-8
Chesnee Elementary School 7 6.6 miles Chesnee, SC Regular PK-5
Mayo Elementary School 7 6.6 miles Mayo, SC Regular PK-5
James H Hendrix Elementary School 6 6.7 miles Boiling Springs, SC Regular PK-4
Chesnee Middle School 7 6.9 miles Chesnee, SC Regular 6-8
Chesnee High School 7 7.1 miles Chesnee, SC Regular 9-12
Chapman High School 7 7.2 miles Inman, SC Regular 9-12
Inman Elementary School 7 7.5 miles Inman, SC Regular PK-3
T E Mabry Middle School 8 7.5 miles Inman, SC Regular 7-8
Lone Oak Elementary School 1 7.5 miles Spartanburg, SC Regular K-5
Inman Intermediate School 7 7.6 miles Inman, SC Regular 4-6
W Herbert Chapman Elementary School 1 7.8 miles Spartanburg, SC Regular K-5