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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Forbush High School

East Bend, NC


Forbush High School
1525 Falcon Road
East Bend, NC  27018
Phone: 336-961-4644
Yadkin County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 5 out of 10 stars
5

Grades Served: 8-12
Enrollment: 860
Type: Regular School    
Forbush High School

Forbush High School


Metro Area Ranking

#17
Metro Area High School Ranking: Forbush High School is ranked #17 out of 26 of the best high schools in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas (35th percentile). Cick the link to see all 26 high schools.


State Ranking

#314
Statewide High School Ranking: Forbush High School is ranked #314 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (39th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Forbush High School is a 5-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Yadkin County, NC. Forbush High School has an enrollment of approximately 860 students and serves grades 8-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

72.2
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Forbush High School had a Student Growth Score of 72.2. This placed Forbush High School in the 44th 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 16.2 36th 17.5
Math 18.4 38th 18.9
Reading 17.6 33rd 19.1
Science 18.5 43rd 18.8
Writing 5.2 37th 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 Forbush High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 31% - Level 4 (Solid)
 31% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 24% - Level 2
 24% - Level 2
 17% - Level 1
 17% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 24% - Level 2
 24% - Level 2
 19% - Level 1
 19% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 26% - Level 2
 26% - Level 2
 22% - Level 1
 22% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 543
Math 534
Composite Score 1077
SAT Participation Rate 39 %

Forbush High had an average SAT score of 1077 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #103 out of 491 NC high schools (79th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Forbush High 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.


Graduation Rate
 90% - Forbush High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 90% - Forbush High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 Black - 3%
 Black - 3%
 Hispanic - 21%
 Hispanic - 21%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 72%
 White - 72%

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

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Forbush Middle School 7 0.3 miles East Bend, NC Regular 7-8
Forbush Elementary School 9 3.8 miles East Bend, NC Regular PK-6
East Bend Elementary School 5 5.6 miles East Bend, NC Regular PK-6
Yadkinville Elementary School 4 5.8 miles Yadkinville, NC Regular PK-8
Courtney Elementary School 9 5.9 miles Yadkinville, NC Regular PK-9
Fall Creek Elementary School 7 6.1 miles East Bend, NC Regular PK-6
Yadkin Early College 8 6.5 miles Yadkinville, NC Regular 9-13
Lewisville Elementary School 10 8.4 miles Lewisville, NC Regular PK-5
Vienna Elementary School 10 9.4 miles Pfafftown, NC Regular PK-5
Boonville Elementary School 7 10.2 miles Boonville, NC Regular PK-12
Old Richmond Elementary School 9 10.3 miles Tobaccoville, NC Regular PK-5
Ronald W Reagan High School 9 10.9 miles Pfafftown, NC Regular 9-12
West Forsyth High School 8 10.9 miles Clemmons, NC Regular 9-12
Southwest Elementary School 10 11.1 miles Clemmons, NC Regular PK-5
Meadowlark Elementary School 10 11.2 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Meadowlark Middle School 10 11.3 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular 6-8
Jefferson Elementary School 9 11.8 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
William R Davie Elementary School 7 11.8 miles Mocksville, NC Regular K-5
Frank Morgan Elementary School 9 11.9 miles Clemmons, NC Regular PK-5
Pinebrook Elementary School 7 12.2 miles Mocksville, NC Regular K-5