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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Best Schools in Spartanburg County, SC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Spartanburg County, South Carolina? We have information on 69 public schools in Spartanburg County. Carolina School Hub has given Spartanburg County 8 stars (on a scale of 1 to 10) - when comparing this area to other South Carolina counties.

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Use Carolina School Hub as a key information source on over 1,075 schools in South Carolina - including Spartanburg County and 46 other counties across the state. Use this website to research test scores, enrollment information, growth data and much more. If you're looking for the best schools in Spartanburg County, you may want to check out the schools cited below:

Best Elementary Schools in Spartanburg County

Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 New Prospect Elementary School Inman, SC PK-6 Regular
2 Pine St Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5 Regular
3 Reidville Elementary School Reidville, SC PK-4 Regular
4 Berry Shoals Intermediate Duncan, SC 5-6 Regular
5 Woodruff Elementary School Woodruff, SC 3-5 Regular
6 Campobello-Gramling School Campobello, SC PK-8 Regular
7 Spartanburg Preparatory School Spartanburg, SC K-8 Charter
8 Cannons Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5 Regular
9 Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary School Chesnee, SC PK-4 Regular
10 Cowpens Elementary School Cowpens, SC PK-5 Regular
11 Holly Spgs Motlow Elementary School Campobello, SC PK-6 Regular
12 River Ridge Elementary School Moore, SC PK-4 Regular
13 Abner Creek Academy Duncan, SC PK-4 Regular
14 Oakland Elementary School Inman, SC PK-4 Regular
15 Anderson Mill Elementary School Moore, SC PK-5 Regular
16 Inman Elementary School Inman, SC PK-3 Regular
17 West View Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5 Regular
18 Jesse Boyd Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5 Regular
19 Inman Intermediate School Inman, SC 4-6 Regular
20 Mayo Elementary School Mayo, SC PK-5 Regular
21 Wellford Academy of Science and Techology Wellford, SC PK-4 Regular
22 Chesnee Elementary School Chesnee, SC PK-5 Regular
23 Pauline Glenn Sprgs Elementary School Pauline, SC PK-5 Regular
24 Lyman Elementary School Lyman, SC PK-4 Regular
25 Pacolet Elementary School Pacolet, SC PK-5 Regular
26 James H Hendrix Elementary School Boiling Springs, SC PK-4 Regular
27 Boiling Springs Intermediate School Boiling Springs, SC 5-5 Regular
28 Boiling Springs Elementary School Boiling Springs, SC PK-4 Regular
29 Clifdale Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5 Regular
30 Cooley Spgs-Fingerville Elementary School Chesnee, SC PK-5 Regular
31 Beech Springs Intermediate Duncan, SC 5-6 Regular
32 High Point Academy Spartanburg, SC K-11 Charter
33 O P Earle Elementary School Landrum, SC PK-5 Regular
34 Fairforest Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5 Regular
35 Arcadia Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5 Regular
36 Roebuck Elementary School Roebuck, SC PK-5 Regular
37 Duncan Elementary School Duncan, SC PK-4 Regular
38 E P Todd School Spartanburg, SC PK-8 Regular
39 Houston Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5 Regular
40 Woodland Hgts Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5 Regular
41 W Herbert Chapman Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5 Regular
42 Jesse S Bobo Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5 Regular
43 Cleveland Academy of Leadership Spartanburg, SC PK-5 Regular
44 Lone Oak Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5 Regular
45 Mary H Wright Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5 Regular
Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
1 New Prospect Elementary School Inman, SC PK-6
2 Pine St Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5
3 Reidville Elementary School Reidville, SC PK-4
4 Berry Shoals Intermediate Duncan, SC 5-6
5 Woodruff Elementary School Woodruff, SC 3-5
6 Campobello-Gramling School Campobello, SC PK-8
7 Spartanburg Preparatory School Spartanburg, SC K-8
8 Cannons Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5
9 Carlisle-Foster's Grove Elementary School Chesnee, SC PK-4
10 Cowpens Elementary School Cowpens, SC PK-5
11 Holly Spgs Motlow Elementary School Campobello, SC PK-6
12 River Ridge Elementary School Moore, SC PK-4
13 Abner Creek Academy Duncan, SC PK-4
14 Oakland Elementary School Inman, SC PK-4
15 Anderson Mill Elementary School Moore, SC PK-5
16 Inman Elementary School Inman, SC PK-3
17 West View Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5
18 Jesse Boyd Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5
19 Inman Intermediate School Inman, SC 4-6
20 Mayo Elementary School Mayo, SC PK-5
21 Wellford Academy of Science and Techology Wellford, SC PK-4
22 Chesnee Elementary School Chesnee, SC PK-5
23 Pauline Glenn Sprgs Elementary School Pauline, SC PK-5
24 Lyman Elementary School Lyman, SC PK-4
25 Pacolet Elementary School Pacolet, SC PK-5
26 James H Hendrix Elementary School Boiling Springs, SC PK-4
27 Boiling Springs Intermediate School Boiling Springs, SC 5-5
28 Boiling Springs Elementary School Boiling Springs, SC PK-4
29 Clifdale Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5
30 Cooley Spgs-Fingerville Elementary School Chesnee, SC PK-5
31 Beech Springs Intermediate Duncan, SC 5-6
32 High Point Academy Spartanburg, SC K-11
33 O P Earle Elementary School Landrum, SC PK-5
34 Fairforest Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5
35 Arcadia Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5
36 Roebuck Elementary School Roebuck, SC PK-5
37 Duncan Elementary School Duncan, SC PK-4
38 E P Todd School Spartanburg, SC PK-8
39 Houston Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5
40 Woodland Hgts Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5
41 W Herbert Chapman Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5
42 Jesse S Bobo Elementary School Spartanburg, SC PK-5
43 Cleveland Academy of Leadership Spartanburg, SC PK-5
44 Lone Oak Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5
45 Mary H Wright Elementary School Spartanburg, SC K-5


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