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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 Ware Shoals SC

Are you looking for information on schools in Ware Shoals, SC and surrounding areas? Below you'll find rankings and other information on elementary, middle and high schools in the Ware Shoals school district and surrounding districts as well - including traditional public schools and charter schools. You can click on a specific school name below for more information on test scores, student data and more.

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Schools in the Ware Shoals, SC Area- Rankings and Data

School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
CSH Stars
(Out of 10)
Wright Elementary School Belton, SC K-6 Regular 10
Cherokee Trail Elementary School Donalds, SC PK-7 Regular 9
Westwood Elementary School Abbeville, SC 3-5 Regular 9
Wright Middle School Abbeville, SC 6-8 Regular 9
Cedar Grove Elementary School Williamston, SC PK-5 Regular 9
Dixie High School Due West, SC 8-12 Regular 8
Ralph Chandler Middle School Simpsonville, SC 6-8 Regular 8
Honea Path Middle School Honea Path, SC 6-8 Regular 8
Belton Elementary School Belton, SC 3-5 Regular 7
Fork Shoals School Pelzer, SC K-5 Regular 7
Waterloo Elementary School Waterloo, SC PK-5 Regular 7
Westview Middle School Greenwood, SC 6-8 Regular 6
Honea Path Elementary School Honea Path, SC PK-5 Regular 6
Belton Honea Path High School Honea Path, SC 9-12 Regular 6
Belton Middle School Belton, SC 6-8 Regular 6
Ware Shoals Elementary Middle Ware Shoals, SC 5-8 Regular 6
Springfield Elementary School Greenwood, SC K-5 Regular 6
Hodges Elementary School Hodges, SC K-5 Regular 6
Hickory Tavern Elementary/Middle Gray Court, SC PK-8 Regular 6
Greenwood High School Greenwood, SC 9-12 Regular 6
Lakeview Elementary School Greenwood, SC PK-5 Regular 6
Ellen Woodside Elementary School Pelzer, SC PK-5 Regular 5
Abbeville High School Abbeville, SC 9-12 Regular 5
Laurens Elementary School Laurens, SC PK-5 Regular 5
Emerald High School Greenwood, SC 9-12 Regular 5
Ware Shoals High School Ware Shoals, SC 9-12 Regular 5
Merrywood Elementary School Greenwood, SC PK-5 Regular 5
Brewer Middle School Greenwood, SC 6-8 Regular 5
Pinecrest Elementary School Greenwood, SC K-5 Regular 5
Ware Shoals Primary School Ware Shoals, SC PK-4 Regular 4
Laurens Middle School Laurens, SC 6-8 Regular 4
Gray Court-Owings Elementary/Middle Gray Court , SC PK-8 Regular 4
Sanders Middle School Laurens, SC 6-8 Regular 4
Northside Middle School Greenwood, SC 6-8 Regular 4
Woodfields Elementary School Greenwood, SC PK-5 Regular 3
Mathews Elementary School Greenwood, SC PK-5 Regular 3
E B Morse Elementary School Laurens, SC PK-5 Regular 3
Eleanor S. Rice Elementary School Greenwood, SC PK-5 Regular 3
Laurens Dist 55 High School Laurens, SC 9-12 Regular 3
Ford Elementary School Laurens, SC PK-5 Regular 1
School Name City Grades
Served
CSH Stars
(Out of 10)
Wright Elementary School Belton, SC K-6 10
Cherokee Trail Elementary School Donalds, SC PK-7 9
Westwood Elementary School Abbeville, SC 3-5 9
Wright Middle School Abbeville, SC 6-8 9
Cedar Grove Elementary School Williamston, SC PK-5 9
Dixie High School Due West, SC 8-12 8
Ralph Chandler Middle School Simpsonville, SC 6-8 8
Honea Path Middle School Honea Path, SC 6-8 8
Belton Elementary School Belton, SC 3-5 7
Fork Shoals School Pelzer, SC K-5 7
Waterloo Elementary School Waterloo, SC PK-5 7
Westview Middle School Greenwood, SC 6-8 6
Honea Path Elementary School Honea Path, SC PK-5 6
Belton Honea Path High School Honea Path, SC 9-12 6
Belton Middle School Belton, SC 6-8 6
Ware Shoals Elementary Middle Ware Shoals, SC 5-8 6
Springfield Elementary School Greenwood, SC K-5 6
Hodges Elementary School Hodges, SC K-5 6
Hickory Tavern Elementary/Middle Gray Court, SC PK-8 6
Greenwood High School Greenwood, SC 9-12 6
Lakeview Elementary School Greenwood, SC PK-5 6
Ellen Woodside Elementary School Pelzer, SC PK-5 5
Abbeville High School Abbeville, SC 9-12 5
Laurens Elementary School Laurens, SC PK-5 5
Emerald High School Greenwood, SC 9-12 5
Ware Shoals High School Ware Shoals, SC 9-12 5
Merrywood Elementary School Greenwood, SC PK-5 5
Brewer Middle School Greenwood, SC 6-8 5
Pinecrest Elementary School Greenwood, SC K-5 5
Ware Shoals Primary School Ware Shoals, SC PK-4 4
Laurens Middle School Laurens, SC 6-8 4
Gray Court-Owings Elementary/Middle Gray Court , SC PK-8 4
Sanders Middle School Laurens, SC 6-8 4
Northside Middle School Greenwood, SC 6-8 4
Woodfields Elementary School Greenwood, SC PK-5 3
Mathews Elementary School Greenwood, SC PK-5 3
E B Morse Elementary School Laurens, SC PK-5 3
Eleanor S. Rice Elementary School Greenwood, SC PK-5 3
Laurens Dist 55 High School Laurens, SC 9-12 3
Ford Elementary School Laurens, SC PK-5 1




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