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 Cumberland County, NC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Cumberland County, North Carolina? We have information on 82 public schools in Cumberland County. Carolina School Hub has given Cumberland County 5 stars (on a scale of 1 to 10) - when comparing this area to other North Carolina counties.

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Use Carolina School Hub as a key information source on over 2,444 schools in North Carolina - including Cumberland County and 98 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 Cumberland County, you may want to check out the schools cited below:

Best Elementary Schools in Cumberland County

Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Beaver Dam Elementary School Roseboro, NC K-5 Regular
2 Eastover Central Elementary School Eastover, NC PK-5 Regular
3 Stoney Point Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular
4 Vanstory Hills Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 2-5 Regular
5 Long Hill Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 2-5 Regular
6 District 7 Elementary School Wade, NC PK-5 Regular
7 Rockfish Elementary School Hope Mills, NC K-5 Regular
8 E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
9 Armstrong Elementary School Eastover, NC PK-5 Regular
10 Stedman Elementary School Stedman, NC K-5 Regular
11 Howard L Hall Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular
12 J W Seabrook Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
13 Gray's Creek Elementary School Hope Mills, NC PK-5 Regular
14 E E Miller Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
15 College Lakes Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
16 Alpha Academy Fayetteville, NC K-9 Charter
17 Gallberry Farm Elementary School Hope Mills, NC PK-5 Regular
18 New Century International Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
19 Ponderosa Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
20 Cumberland Mills Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
21 C Wayne Collier Elementary School Hope Mills, NC PK-5 Regular
22 Alderman Road Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
23 William H Owen Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
24 Cumberland Road Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
25 Lake Rim Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
26 Margaret Willis Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
27 Lillian Black Elementary School Spring Lake, NC K-5 Regular
28 Brentwood Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
29 Walker Spivey Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
30 Warrenwood Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
31 Elizabeth M Cashwell Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
32 Mary McArthur Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
33 Bill Hefner Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular
34 Loyd E Auman Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
35 Benjamin J Martin Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
36 Lucile Souders Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
37 Sunnyside Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular
38 Ashley Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 3-5 Regular
39 J W Coon Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
40 Sherwood Park Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
41 Westarea Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
42 William T Brown Elementary School Spring Lake, NC PK-5 Regular
43 Morganton Road Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular
44 Montclair Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
45 Ed V Baldwin Elementary School Hope Mills, NC PK-5 Regular
46 Teresa C Berrien Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular
47 Cliffdale Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular
48 The Capitol Encore Academy Fayetteville, NC K-7 Charter
49 Manchester Elementary School Spring Lake, NC K-5 Regular
50 Ferguson-Easley Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular
Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
1 Beaver Dam Elementary School Roseboro, NC K-5
2 Eastover Central Elementary School Eastover, NC PK-5
3 Stoney Point Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5
4 Vanstory Hills Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 2-5
5 Long Hill Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 2-5
6 District 7 Elementary School Wade, NC PK-5
7 Rockfish Elementary School Hope Mills, NC K-5
8 E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
9 Armstrong Elementary School Eastover, NC PK-5
10 Stedman Elementary School Stedman, NC K-5
11 Howard L Hall Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5
12 J W Seabrook Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
13 Gray's Creek Elementary School Hope Mills, NC PK-5
14 E E Miller Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
15 College Lakes Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
16 Alpha Academy Fayetteville, NC K-9
17 Gallberry Farm Elementary School Hope Mills, NC PK-5
18 New Century International Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
19 Ponderosa Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
20 Cumberland Mills Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
21 C Wayne Collier Elementary School Hope Mills, NC PK-5
22 Alderman Road Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
23 William H Owen Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
24 Cumberland Road Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
25 Lake Rim Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
26 Margaret Willis Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
27 Lillian Black Elementary School Spring Lake, NC K-5
28 Brentwood Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
29 Walker Spivey Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
30 Warrenwood Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
31 Elizabeth M Cashwell Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
32 Mary McArthur Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
33 Bill Hefner Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5
34 Loyd E Auman Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
35 Benjamin J Martin Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
36 Lucile Souders Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
37 Sunnyside Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5
38 Ashley Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 3-5
39 J W Coon Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
40 Sherwood Park Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
41 Westarea Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
42 William T Brown Elementary School Spring Lake, NC PK-5
43 Morganton Road Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5
44 Montclair Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
45 Ed V Baldwin Elementary School Hope Mills, NC PK-5
46 Teresa C Berrien Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5
47 Cliffdale Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5
48 The Capitol Encore Academy Fayetteville, NC K-7
49 Manchester Elementary School Spring Lake, NC K-5
50 Ferguson-Easley Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5


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