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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Raleigh Charter High School

Raleigh, NC


Raleigh Charter High School
1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
Phone: 919-715-1155
Wake County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 559
Type: Charter School    
Raleigh Charter High School

Raleigh Charter High School


Metro Area Ranking

#1
Metro Area High School Ranking: Raleigh Charter High School is ranked #1 out of 52 of the best high schools in Raleigh and surrounding areas (98th percentile). Cick the link to see all 52 high schools.


State Ranking

#2
Statewide High School Ranking: Raleigh Charter High School is ranked #2 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (99th percentile). Click the link to see all 516 high schools.


Overall, Raleigh Charter High School is a 10-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Wake County, NC and is an independent charter school.

91.5
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Raleigh Charter High School had a Student Growth Score of 91.5. This placed Raleigh Charter High School in the 84th 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.    

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall 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

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 27.6 98th 17.2
Math 27.8 98th 18.8
Reading 27.5 98th 19.1
Science 26.6 98th 18.9
Writing 23.4 98th 14.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Raleigh Charter High School stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 72% - Level 5 (Superior)
 72% - Level 5 (Superior)
 23% - Level 4 (Solid)
 23% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 23% - Level 5 (Superior)
 74% - Level 4 (Solid)
 74% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 54% - Level 5 (Superior)
 54% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 623
Math 638
Composite Score 1261
SAT Participation Rate 88 %

Raleigh Charter High School had an average SAT score of 1261 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #2 out of 490 NC high schools (99th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Raleigh Charter High School was 88% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.




 Students

Student Enrollment Trend

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 Raleigh Charter High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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