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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Buncombe County Early College

Asheville, NC


Buncombe County Early College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC  28801
Phone: 828-232-4123
Buncombe County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: 9-13
Enrollment: 273
Type: Regular School    
Buncombe County Early College

Buncombe County Early College


Metro Area Ranking

#4
Metro Area High School Ranking: Buncombe County Early College is ranked #4 out of 24 of the best high schools in Asheville and surrounding areas (83rd percentile). Cick the link to see all 24 high schools.


State Ranking

#55
Statewide High School Ranking: Buncombe County Early College is ranked #55 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (89th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Buncombe County Early College is a 10-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Buncombe County, NC. Buncombe County Early College has an enrollment of approximately 273 students and serves grades 9-13. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

78.7
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Buncombe County Early College had a Student Growth Score of 78.7. This placed Buncombe County Early College in the 58th 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 22.4 82nd 17.5
Math 21.6 69th 18.9
Reading 23.8 82nd 19.1
Science 21.5 70th 18.8
Writing 6.1 57th 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 Early College stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 52% - Level 4 (Solid)
 52% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 25% - Level 2
 25% - Level 2
 5% - Level 1
 5% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 9% - Level 5 (Superior)
 9% - Level 5 (Superior)
 79% - Level 4 (Solid)
 79% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 9% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 63% - Level 4 (Solid)
 63% - Level 4 (Solid)
 17% - Level 3
 17% - Level 3
 7% - Level 2
 7% - Level 2
 5% - Level 1
 5% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 606
Math 573
Composite Score 1179
SAT Participation Rate 39 %

Early College had an average SAT score of 1179 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #24 out of 491 NC high schools (95th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Early College was 39% 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 - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Black - N/A
 
 Black - N/A
 Hispanic - 19%
 Hispanic - 19%
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 White - 73%
 White - 73%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Buncombe County Early College 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 Buncombe County Early College and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Asheville High School 9 0.3 miles Asheville, NC Regular 9-12
School of Inquiry and Life Sciences 9 0.3 miles Asheville, NC Regular 9-12
Buncombe County Middle College 5 0.3 miles Asheville, NC Regular 11-12
Hall Fletcher Elementary School 8 1.1 miles Asheville, NC Regular PK-5
Asheville Middle School 7 1.2 miles Asheville, NC Regular 6-8
Isaac Dickson Elementary School 8 1.8 miles Asheville, NC Regular PK-5
Oakley Elementary School 3 2.4 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Claxton Elementary School 7 2.6 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Vance Elementary School 9 2.6 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Emma Elementary School 5 2.8 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-4
Nesbitt Discovery Academy 10 3.0 miles Asheville, NC Regular 9-12
Haw Creek Elementary School 9 3.3 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Bell Elementary School 6 3.7 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Johnston Elementary School 1 3.8 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-4
Ira B Jones Elementary School 8 4.1 miles Asheville, NC Regular PK-5
Woodfin Elementary School 3 4.6 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-5
Reynolds High School 8 4.7 miles Asheville, NC Regular 9-12
Reynolds Middle School 7 4.7 miles Asheville, NC Regular 6-8
Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School 6 4.8 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-4
Eblen Intermediate School 4 4.9 miles Asheville, NC Regular 5-6