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 Forsyth County, NC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Forsyth County, North Carolina? We have information on 79 public schools in Forsyth County. Carolina School Hub has given Forsyth County 4 stars (on a scale of 1 to 10) - when comparing this area to other North Carolina counties.

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
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Use Carolina School Hub as a key information source on over 2,444 schools in North Carolina - including Forsyth 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 Forsyth County, you may want to check out the schools cited below:

Best Elementary Schools in Forsyth County

Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Whitaker Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
2 Lewisville Elementary School Lewisville, NC PK-5 Regular
3 Sherwood Forest Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
4 Meadowlark Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
5 Southwest Elementary School Clemmons, NC PK-5 Regular
6 Clemmons Elementary School Clemmons, NC PK-5 Regular
7 The North Carolina Leadership Academy Kernersville, NC K-12 Charter
8 Vienna Elementary School Pfafftown, NC PK-5 Regular
9 Jefferson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
10 Frank Morgan Elementary School Clemmons, NC PK-5 Regular
11 The Downtown School Winston Salem, NC PK-8 Regular
12 Brunson Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
13 Old Richmond Elementary School Tobaccoville, NC PK-5 Regular
14 Piney Grove Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
15 The Arts Based School Winston-Salem, NC K-8 Charter
16 Cash Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
17 Sedge Garden Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
18 Caleb's Creek Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
19 Kernersville Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
20 Quality Education Academy Winston-Salem, NC K-12 Charter
21 Walkertown Elementary School Walkertown, NC PK-5 Regular
22 Moore Magnet Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
23 Mineral Springs Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
24 Rural Hall Elementary School Rural Hall, NC PK-5 Regular
25 Kimmel Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
26 Ward Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
27 Union Cross Traditional Academy Kernersville, NC PK-5 Regular
28 Forsyth Academy Winston-Salem, NC K-8 Charter
29 South Fork Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
30 Smith Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
31 Bolton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
32 Speas Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
33 Old Town Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
34 Konnoak Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
35 Hall-Woodward Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
36 Ibraham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
37 North Hills Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
38 Diggs-Latham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
39 Griffith Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
40 Petree Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
41 Kingswood School Winston-Salem, NC PK-12 Regular
42 Carter G Woodson School Winston-Salem, NC K-12 Charter
43 Gibson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
44 Middle Fork Elementary School Walkertown, NC PK-5 Regular
45 Easton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
46 Cook Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
47 Forest Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
48 Kimberley Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
49 Ashley Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5 Regular
Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
1 Whitaker Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
2 Lewisville Elementary School Lewisville, NC PK-5
3 Sherwood Forest Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
4 Meadowlark Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
5 Southwest Elementary School Clemmons, NC PK-5
6 Clemmons Elementary School Clemmons, NC PK-5
7 The North Carolina Leadership Academy Kernersville, NC K-12
8 Vienna Elementary School Pfafftown, NC PK-5
9 Jefferson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
10 Frank Morgan Elementary School Clemmons, NC PK-5
11 The Downtown School Winston Salem, NC PK-8
12 Brunson Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
13 Old Richmond Elementary School Tobaccoville, NC PK-5
14 Piney Grove Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5
15 The Arts Based School Winston-Salem, NC K-8
16 Cash Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5
17 Sedge Garden Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5
18 Caleb's Creek Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5
19 Kernersville Elementary School Kernersville, NC PK-5
20 Quality Education Academy Winston-Salem, NC K-12
21 Walkertown Elementary School Walkertown, NC PK-5
22 Moore Magnet Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
23 Mineral Springs Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
24 Rural Hall Elementary School Rural Hall, NC PK-5
25 Kimmel Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
26 Ward Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
27 Union Cross Traditional Academy Kernersville, NC PK-5
28 Forsyth Academy Winston-Salem, NC K-8
29 South Fork Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
30 Smith Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
31 Bolton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
32 Speas Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
33 Old Town Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
34 Konnoak Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
35 Hall-Woodward Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
36 Ibraham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
37 North Hills Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
38 Diggs-Latham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
39 Griffith Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
40 Petree Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
41 Kingswood School Winston-Salem, NC PK-12
42 Carter G Woodson School Winston-Salem, NC K-12
43 Gibson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
44 Middle Fork Elementary School Walkertown, NC PK-5
45 Easton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
46 Cook Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5
47 Forest Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
48 Kimberley Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC PK-5
49 Ashley Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC PK-5


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