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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Atkins Academic & Tech High School

Winston-Salem, NC


Atkins Academic & Tech High School
3605 Old Greensboro Road
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
Phone: 336-703-6754
Forsyth County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
9

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 852
Type: Regular School    
Atkins Academic & Tech High School

Atkins Academic & Tech High School


Metro Area Ranking

#3
Metro Area High School Ranking: Atkins Academic & Tech High School is ranked #3 out of 26 of the best high schools in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas (88th percentile). Cick the link to see all 26 high schools.


State Ranking

#60
Statewide High School Ranking: Atkins Academic & Tech High School is ranked #60 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (88th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Atkins Academic & Tech High School is a 9-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Forsyth County, NC. Atkins Academic & Tech High School has an enrollment of approximately 852 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

85.8
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Atkins Academic & Tech High School had a Student Growth Score of 85.8. This placed Atkins Academic & Tech High School in the 73rd 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

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 20.8 72nd 17.5
Math 21.9 71st 18.9
Reading 22.8 74th 19.1
Science 22.3 77th 18.8
Writing 6.5 65th 5.6

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 Atkins Academic & Tech High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 31% - Level 5 (Superior)
 31% - Level 5 (Superior)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 7% - Level 1
 7% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 55% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 46% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 11% - Level 1
 11% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 534
Math 521
Composite Score 1054
SAT Participation Rate 68 %

Atkins Academic & Tech High had an average SAT score of 1054 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #126 out of 491 NC high schools (74th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Atkins Academic & Tech High was 68% 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


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 4%
 Asian - 4%
 Black - 34%
 Black - 34%
 Hispanic - 15%
 Hispanic - 15%
 Two or More Races - 4%
 Two or More Races - 4%
 White - 42%
 White - 42%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Atkins Academic & Tech High School 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 Atkins Academic & Tech High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Petree Elementary School 1 0.3 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy 1 1.4 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular 6-12
Ashley Elementary School 1 1.5 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Carver High School 1 1.8 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 9-12
J F Kennedy High School 2 2.2 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-12
Hall-Woodward Elementary School 1 2.4 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
East Forsyth High School 5 2.6 miles Kernersville, NC Regular 9-12
Middle Fork Elementary School 1 2.6 miles Walkertown, NC Regular PK-5
Forest Park Elementary School 1 2.9 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
The Downtown School 10 2.9 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-8
Hanes Middle School 9 3.2 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-8
Ibraham Elementary School 1 3.4 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Cook Elementary School 1 3.4 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Sedge Garden Elementary School 7 3.5 miles Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
Smith Farm Elementary School 2 3.6 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Paisley IB Magnet School 5 3.6 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-10
Kingswood School 2 3.8 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-12
Easton Elementary School 1 3.9 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Mineral Springs Elementary School 3 3.9 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Wiley Middle School 3 3.9 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-8