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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Alpha Academy

Fayetteville, NC


Alpha Academy
8030 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC  28304
Phone: 910-223-7711
Cumberland County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
7

Grades Served: K-9
Enrollment: 747
Type: Charter School    
Alpha Academy

Alpha Academy


Metro Area Ranking

#18
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Alpha Academy is ranked #18 of 58 of the best elementary schools in Fayetteville and surrounding areas (69th percentile). Click the link to see all 58 elementary schools.


#7
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Alpha Academy is ranked #7 of 23 of the best middle schools in Fayetteville and surrounding areas (70th percentile). Cick the link to see all 23 middle schools.


State Ranking

#534
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Alpha Academy is ranked #534 out of 1478 of the best elementary schools in North Carolina (64th percentile). Click the link to see all 1478 elementary schools.


#255
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Alpha Academy is ranked #255 out of 703 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (64th percentile). Click the link to see all 703 middle schools.


Overall, Alpha Academy is a 7-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Cumberland County, NC and is an independent charter school.

81.1
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Alpha Academy had a Student Growth Score of 81.1. This placed Alpha Academy in the 63rd percentile of 2410 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

  North Carolina Math Letter Grade

  North Carolina Reading 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
End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 3

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 17% - Level 3
 17% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 10% - Level 1
 10% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 4

 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 12% - Level 1
 12% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 5

 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 1
 17% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 6

 14% - Level 5 (Superior)
 14% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 17% - Level 3
 17% - Level 3
 33% - Level 2
 33% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 33% - Level 1
 33% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 19% - Level 4 (Solid)
 19% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 38% - Level 2
 38% - Level 2
 26% - Level 1
 26% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 3

 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 2
 10% - Level 2
 21% - Level 1
 21% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 4

 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 27% - Level 2
 27% - Level 2
 9% - Level 1
 9% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 29% - Level 2
 29% - Level 2
 17% - Level 1
 17% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 21% - Level 3
 21% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 5% - Level 1
 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 28% - Level 2
 28% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 34% - Level 2
 34% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 1
 16% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 51% - Level 4 (Solid)
 51% - Level 4 (Solid)
 25% - Level 3
 25% - Level 3
 8% - Level 2
 8% - Level 2
 6% - Level 1
 6% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Math I

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 48% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 1
 14% - Level 1



 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 2%
 Asian - 2%
 Black - 66%
 Black - 66%
 Hispanic - 14%
 Hispanic - 14%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 13%
 White - 13%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Alpha Academy for the 2016-2017 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Alpha Academy and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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New Century International Elementary School 7 1.9 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular PK-5
New Century International Middle School 6 2.2 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular 6-8
Rockfish Hoke Elementary School 8 2.8 miles Raeford, NC Regular PK-5
Bill Hefner Elementary School 4 2.8 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular K-5
Loyd E Auman Elementary School 4 3.2 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular PK-5
Seventy-First Classical Middle School 10 3.3 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular 6-8
Seventy-First High School 2 3.5 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular 9-12
Cliffdale Elementary School 3 4.2 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular PK-5
Stoney Point Elementary School 10 4.7 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular K-5
E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School 8 4.7 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular PK-5
Brentwood Elementary School 4 4.8 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular PK-5
Jack Britt High School 8 4.9 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular 9-12
John R Griffin Middle School 10 4.9 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular 6-8
Lewis Chapel Middle School 2 5.3 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular 6-8
Benjamin J Martin Elementary School 4 5.3 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular PK-5
Anne Chesnutt Middle School 3 5.4 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular 6-8
Westover High School 2 5.6 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular 9-12
Morganton Road Elementary School 3 5.6 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular K-5
Westover Middle School 3 5.6 miles Fayetteville, NC Regular 6-8