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 Greenville County, SC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Greenville County, South Carolina? We have information on 91 public schools in Greenville County. Carolina School Hub has given Greenville County 9 stars (on a scale of 1 to 10) - when comparing this area to other South Carolina counties.

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Use Carolina School Hub as a key information source on over 1,083 schools in South Carolina - including Greenville County and 45 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 Greenville County, you may want to check out the schools cited below:

Best Elementary Schools in Greenville County

Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Buena Vista Elementary School Greer, SC K-5 Regular
2 Sterling Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-8 Regular
3 Oakview Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5 Regular
4 Bells Crossing Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5 Regular
5 Augusta Circle Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
6 GREEN Charter School Greenville, SC K-10 Charter
7 Monarch Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5 Regular
8 Tigerville Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5 Regular
9 Pelham Road Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
10 Summit Drive Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
11 Woodland Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5 Regular
12 Skyland Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5 Regular
13 Brushy Creek Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5 Regular
14 Paris Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5 Regular
15 Stone Academy Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
16 Rudolph Gordon Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5 Regular
17 Sara Collins Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
18 Plain Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5 Regular
19 Bethel Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5 Regular
20 Mountain View Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5 Regular
21 Mitchell Road Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
22 Bryson Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5 Regular
23 Westcliffe Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
24 A J Whittenburg Elementary School Greeenville, SC PK-5 Regular
25 Gateway Elementary School Travelers Rest, SC PK-5 Regular
26 Blythe Academy Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
27 Simpsonville Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5 Regular
28 Brook Glenn Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5 Regular
29 LEAD Academy Greenville, SC K-8 Charter
30 Greenbrier Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
31 Fork Shoals School Pelzer, SC K-5 Regular
32 Lake Forest Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
33 Taylors Elementary School Taylors, SC K-5 Regular
34 Mauldin Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5 Regular
35 Duncan Chapel Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
36 Chandler Creek Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5 Regular
37 Crestview Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5 Regular
38 Berea Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
39 East North St Academy Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
40 Heritage Elementary School Travelers Rest, SC PK-5 Regular
41 Ellen Woodside Elementary School Pelzer, SC PK-5 Regular
42 Fountain Inn Elementary School Fountain Inn, SC PK-5 Regular
43 Slater Marietta Elementary School Marietta, SC PK-5 Regular
44 Hollis Academy Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
45 Robert E. Cashion Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
46 Armstrong Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
47 Sue Cleveland Elementary School Piedmont, SC K-5 Regular
48 Welcome Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
49 Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5 Regular
50 Cherrydale Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
51 Monaview Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
52 Cyber Academy of South Carolina Greenville, SC K-12 Charter
53 Alexander Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5 Regular
54 Grove Elementary School Piedmont, SC K-5 Regular
Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
1 Buena Vista Elementary School Greer, SC K-5
2 Sterling Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-8
3 Oakview Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5
4 Bells Crossing Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5
5 Augusta Circle Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
6 GREEN Charter School Greenville, SC K-10
7 Monarch Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5
8 Tigerville Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5
9 Pelham Road Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
10 Summit Drive Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
11 Woodland Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5
12 Skyland Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5
13 Brushy Creek Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5
14 Paris Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5
15 Stone Academy Greenville, SC K-5
16 Rudolph Gordon Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5
17 Sara Collins Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
18 Plain Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5
19 Bethel Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5
20 Mountain View Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5
21 Mitchell Road Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
22 Bryson Elementary School Simpsonville, SC K-5
23 Westcliffe Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
24 A J Whittenburg Elementary School Greeenville, SC PK-5
25 Gateway Elementary School Travelers Rest, SC PK-5
26 Blythe Academy Greenville, SC PK-5
27 Simpsonville Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5
28 Brook Glenn Elementary School Taylors, SC PK-5
29 LEAD Academy Greenville, SC K-8
30 Greenbrier Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
31 Fork Shoals School Pelzer, SC K-5
32 Lake Forest Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
33 Taylors Elementary School Taylors, SC K-5
34 Mauldin Elementary School Simpsonville, SC PK-5
35 Duncan Chapel Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
36 Chandler Creek Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5
37 Crestview Elementary School Greer, SC PK-5
38 Berea Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
39 East North St Academy Greenville, SC PK-5
40 Heritage Elementary School Travelers Rest, SC PK-5
41 Ellen Woodside Elementary School Pelzer, SC PK-5
42 Fountain Inn Elementary School Fountain Inn, SC PK-5
43 Slater Marietta Elementary School Marietta, SC PK-5
44 Hollis Academy Greenville, SC PK-5
45 Robert E. Cashion Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
46 Armstrong Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
47 Sue Cleveland Elementary School Piedmont, SC K-5
48 Welcome Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
49 Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School Greenville, SC K-5
50 Cherrydale Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
51 Monaview Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
52 Cyber Academy of South Carolina Greenville, SC K-12
53 Alexander Elementary School Greenville, SC PK-5
54 Grove Elementary School Piedmont, SC K-5


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