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 Guilford County, NC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Guilford County, North Carolina? We have information on 126 public schools in Guilford County. Carolina School Hub has given Guilford County 4 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 Guilford 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 Guilford County, you may want to check out the schools cited below:

Best Elementary Schools in Guilford County

Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Greensboro Academy Greensboro, NC K-8 Charter
2 Oak Ridge Elementary School Oak Ridge, NC PK-5 Regular
3 Northern Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
4 Summerfield Elementary School Summerfield, NC K-5 Regular
5 Lincoln Academy Greensboro, NC 4-8 Regular
6 Summerfield Charter Academy Summerfield, NC K-8 Charter
7 Brooks Global Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
8 EP Pearce Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
9 Colfax Elementary School Colfax, NC PK-5 Regular
10 Southwest Elementary School High Point, NC K-5 Regular
11 Sternberger Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
12 Stokesdale Elementary School Stokesdale, NC PK-5 Regular
13 Claxton Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
14 Jesse Wharton Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
15 Millis Road Elementary School Jamestown, NC PK-5 Regular
16 Florence Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
17 Cornerstone Charter Academy Greensboro, NC K-10 Charter
18 Alamance Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
19 Morehead Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
20 John Van Lindley Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
21 General Greene Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
22 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC K-12 Charter
23 Pleasant Garden Elementary School Pleasant Garden, NC PK-5 Regular
24 Southern Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
25 Sedalia Elementary School Sedalia, NC PK-5 Regular
26 Phoenix Academy High Point, NC K-9 Charter
27 Jamestown Elementary School Jamestown, NC PK-5 Regular
28 Jefferson Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
29 Shadybrook Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
30 David D Jones Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
31 Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
32 Erwin Montessori School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
33 Archer Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
34 Gibsonville Elementary School Gibsonville, NC PK-5 Regular
35 Allen Jay Middle Preparatory Academy High Point, NC 5-8 Regular
36 Pilot Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
37 Nathanael Greene Elementary School Liberty, NC K-5 Regular
38 College Prep and Leadership Academy Jamestown, NC K-12 Charter
39 Sedgefield Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
40 Triangle Lake Montessori Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
41 Oak Hill Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
42 Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary School Browns Summit, NC PK-5 Regular
43 Hunter Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
44 Reedy Fork Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
45 James Y Joyner Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
46 Edwin A Alderman Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
47 Irving Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
48 George C Simkins Jr Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
49 Oak View Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
50 Montlieu Academy of Technology High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
51 Guilford Preparatory Academy Greensboro, NC K-8 Charter
52 Sumner Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
53 Clara J Peck Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
54 McLeansville Elementary School McLeansville, NC PK-5 Regular
55 Parkview Village Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
56 Madison Elementary School McLeansville, NC K-5 Regular
57 Brightwood Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
58 Vandalia Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
59 Allen Jay Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
60 Johnson Street Global Studies High Point, NC K-8 Regular
61 Northwood Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
62 Ronald E. McNair Elementary School Browns Summit, NC K-5 Regular
63 Kirkman Park Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
64 Julius I Foust Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
65 Union Hill Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
66 Murphey Traditional Academy Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
67 Peeler Open Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
68 Rankin Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
69 Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
70 Wiley Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
71 Bessemer Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
72 Bluford Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5 Regular
73 Washington Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
74 Waldo C Falkener Sr Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
75 Hampton Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
76 Fairview Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5 Regular
77 Gillespie Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
78 Ceasar Cone Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5 Regular
Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
1 Greensboro Academy Greensboro, NC K-8
2 Oak Ridge Elementary School Oak Ridge, NC PK-5
3 Northern Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
4 Summerfield Elementary School Summerfield, NC K-5
5 Lincoln Academy Greensboro, NC 4-8
6 Summerfield Charter Academy Summerfield, NC K-8
7 Brooks Global Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
8 EP Pearce Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
9 Colfax Elementary School Colfax, NC PK-5
10 Southwest Elementary School High Point, NC K-5
11 Sternberger Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
12 Stokesdale Elementary School Stokesdale, NC PK-5
13 Claxton Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
14 Jesse Wharton Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
15 Millis Road Elementary School Jamestown, NC PK-5
16 Florence Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
17 Cornerstone Charter Academy Greensboro, NC K-10
18 Alamance Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
19 Morehead Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
20 John Van Lindley Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
21 General Greene Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
22 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC K-12
23 Pleasant Garden Elementary School Pleasant Garden, NC PK-5
24 Southern Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
25 Sedalia Elementary School Sedalia, NC PK-5
26 Phoenix Academy High Point, NC K-9
27 Jamestown Elementary School Jamestown, NC PK-5
28 Jefferson Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
29 Shadybrook Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
30 David D Jones Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
31 Guilford Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
32 Erwin Montessori School Greensboro, NC PK-5
33 Archer Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
34 Gibsonville Elementary School Gibsonville, NC PK-5
35 Allen Jay Middle Preparatory Academy High Point, NC 5-8
36 Pilot Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
37 Nathanael Greene Elementary School Liberty, NC K-5
38 College Prep and Leadership Academy Jamestown, NC K-12
39 Sedgefield Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
40 Triangle Lake Montessori Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
41 Oak Hill Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
42 Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary School Browns Summit, NC PK-5
43 Hunter Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
44 Reedy Fork Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
45 James Y Joyner Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
46 Edwin A Alderman Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
47 Irving Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
48 George C Simkins Jr Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
49 Oak View Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
50 Montlieu Academy of Technology High Point, NC PK-5
51 Guilford Preparatory Academy Greensboro, NC K-8
52 Sumner Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
53 Clara J Peck Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
54 McLeansville Elementary School McLeansville, NC PK-5
55 Parkview Village Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
56 Madison Elementary School McLeansville, NC K-5
57 Brightwood Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
58 Vandalia Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
59 Allen Jay Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
60 Johnson Street Global Studies High Point, NC K-8
61 Northwood Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
62 Ronald E. McNair Elementary School Browns Summit, NC K-5
63 Kirkman Park Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
64 Julius I Foust Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
65 Union Hill Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
66 Murphey Traditional Academy Greensboro, NC K-5
67 Peeler Open Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
68 Rankin Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
69 Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
70 Wiley Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
71 Bessemer Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
72 Bluford Elementary School Greensboro, NC K-5
73 Washington Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
74 Waldo C Falkener Sr Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
75 Hampton Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
76 Fairview Elementary School High Point, NC PK-5
77 Gillespie Park Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5
78 Ceasar Cone Elementary School Greensboro, NC PK-5


Best Middle Schools in Guilford County

Rank Middle School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Brown Summit Middle School Browns Summit, NC 6-8 Regular
2 Greensboro Academy Greensboro, NC K-8 Charter
3 Northwest Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
4 Summerfield Charter Academy Summerfield, NC K-8 Charter
5 Kernodle Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
6 Cornerstone Charter Academy Greensboro, NC K-10 Charter
7 Northern Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
8 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC K-12 Charter
9 Kiser Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
10 Lincoln Academy Greensboro, NC 4-8 Regular
11 High School Ahead Academy Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
12 Southwest Guilford Middle School High Point, NC 6-8 Regular
13 Allen Jay Middle Preparatory Academy High Point, NC 5-8 Regular
14 Jamestown Middle School Jamestown, NC 6-8 Regular
15 Southeast Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
16 Phoenix Academy High Point, NC K-9 Charter
17 College Prep and Leadership Academy Jamestown, NC K-12 Charter
18 Mendenhall Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
19 Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
20 Guilford Preparatory Academy Greensboro, NC K-8 Charter
21 Penn-Griffin School of the Arts High Point, NC 6-12 Regular
22 Southern Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
23 Eastern Guilford Middle School Gibsonville, NC 6-8 Regular
24 Allen Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
25 Ferndale Middle School High Point, NC 6-8 Regular
26 Johnson Street Global Studies High Point, NC K-8 Regular
27 Aycock Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
28 Jackson Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
29 Northeast Guilford Middle School McLeansville, NC 6-8 Regular
30 Otis L Hairston Sr Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8 Regular
31 Welborn Middle School High Point, NC 6-8 Regular
32 SCALE School Greensboro, NC 6-12 Regular
Rank Middle School Name City Grades
Served
1 Brown Summit Middle School Browns Summit, NC 6-8
2 Greensboro Academy Greensboro, NC K-8
3 Northwest Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
4 Summerfield Charter Academy Summerfield, NC K-8
5 Kernodle Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
6 Cornerstone Charter Academy Greensboro, NC K-10
7 Northern Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
8 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC K-12
9 Kiser Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
10 Lincoln Academy Greensboro, NC 4-8
11 High School Ahead Academy Greensboro, NC 6-8
12 Southwest Guilford Middle School High Point, NC 6-8
13 Allen Jay Middle Preparatory Academy High Point, NC 5-8
14 Jamestown Middle School Jamestown, NC 6-8
15 Southeast Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
16 Phoenix Academy High Point, NC K-9
17 College Prep and Leadership Academy Jamestown, NC K-12
18 Mendenhall Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
19 Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
20 Guilford Preparatory Academy Greensboro, NC K-8
21 Penn-Griffin School of the Arts High Point, NC 6-12
22 Southern Guilford Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
23 Eastern Guilford Middle School Gibsonville, NC 6-8
24 Allen Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
25 Ferndale Middle School High Point, NC 6-8
26 Johnson Street Global Studies High Point, NC K-8
27 Aycock Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
28 Jackson Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
29 Northeast Guilford Middle School McLeansville, NC 6-8
30 Otis L Hairston Sr Middle School Greensboro, NC 6-8
31 Welborn Middle School High Point, NC 6-8
32 SCALE School Greensboro, NC 6-12


Best High Schools in Guilford County

Rank High School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Early College at Guilford Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
2 STEM Early College at NC A and T Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
3 Penn-Griffin School of the Arts High Point, NC 6-12 Regular
4 Philip J Weaver Ed Center Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
5 Northwest Guilford High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
6 Northern Guilford High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
7 Grimsley High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
8 GTCC Middle College High School Jamestown, NC 9-13 Regular
9 Middle College at GTCC Greensboro, NC 9-13 Regular
10 UNCG Early/Middle College Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
11 The Academy at Smith Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
12 GC Middle College High School Greensboro, NC 11-12 Regular
13 Page High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
14 Southwest Guilford High School High Point, NC 9-12 Regular
15 Middle College at GTCC High Point, NC 9-13 Regular
16 Western Guilford High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
17 Southeast Guilford High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
18 Lucy Ragsdale High School Jamestown, NC 9-12 Regular
19 Middle College High at NC A and T Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
20 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC K-12 Charter
21 High Point Central High School High Point, NC 9-12 Regular
22 Southern Guilford High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
23 The Academy at Central High Point, NC 9-12 Regular
24 Eastern Guilford High School Gibsonville, NC 9-12 Regular
25 T Wingate Andrews High School High Point, NC 9-12 Regular
26 Northeast Guilford High School McLeansville, NC 9-12 Regular
27 James B Dudley High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular
28 Ben L. Smith High School Greensboro, NC 9-12 Regular


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