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 Haywood County, NC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Haywood County, North Carolina? We have information on 14 public schools in Haywood County. Carolina School Hub has given Haywood County 10 stars (on a scale of 1 to 10) - when comparing this area to other North Carolina counties.

CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars

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

Best Elementary Schools in Haywood County

Best Middle Schools in Haywood County

Rank Middle School Name City Grades
1 Bethel Middle School Waynesville, NC 6-8 Regular
2 Waynesville Middle School Waynesville, NC 6-8 Regular
3 Canton Middle School Canton, NC 6-8 Regular

Best High Schools in Haywood County

Rank High School Name City Grades
1 Haywood Early College Clyde, NC 9-13 Regular
2 Tuscola High School Waynesville, NC 9-12 Regular
3 Pisgah High School Canton, NC 9-12 Regular

Schools in Haywood County - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school