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 Horry County, SC

Are you searching for the best public schools in Horry County, South Carolina? We have information on 50 public schools in Horry County. Carolina School Hub has given Horry County 10 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 Horry 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 Horry County, you may want to check out the schools cited below:

Best Elementary Schools in Horry County

Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
1 Ocean Bay Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5 Regular
2 Palmetto Academy of Learning and Success Charter Myrtle Beach, SC K-8 Charter
3 Lakewood Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5 Regular
4 Midland Elementary School Galivants Ferry, SC PK-5 Regular
5 Burgess Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-4 Regular
6 Forestbrook Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5 Regular
7 Ocean Drive Elementary School North Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5 Regular
8 Green Sea Floyds Elementary School Green Sea, SC PK-5 Regular
9 Carolina Forest Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5 Regular
10 St. James Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-4 Regular
11 River Oaks Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5 Regular
12 Aynor Elementary School Aynor, SC PK-5 Regular
13 Socastee Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5 Regular
14 Kingston Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5 Regular
15 Conway Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5 Regular
16 Waccamaw Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5 Regular
17 Waterway Elementary School Little River, SC PK-5 Regular
18 Myrtle Beach Intermediate Myrtle Beach, SC 4-5 Regular
19 Myrtle Beach Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC 2-3 Regular
20 Seaside Elementary School Garden City, SC PK-4 Regular
21 Riverside Elementary School Little River, SC PK-5 Regular
22 Palmetto Bays Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5 Regular
23 Homewood Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5 Regular
24 South Conway Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5 Regular
25 Pee Dee Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5 Regular
26 Bridgewater Academy Charter School Myrtle Beach, SC K-8 Charter
27 Loris Elementary School Loris, SC PK-5 Regular
28 Daisy Elementary School Loris, SC PK-5 Regular
29 Academy of Hope Charter School Conway, SC PK-8 Charter
Rank Elementary School Name City Grades
Served
1 Ocean Bay Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5
2 Palmetto Academy of Learning and Success Charter Myrtle Beach, SC K-8
3 Lakewood Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5
4 Midland Elementary School Galivants Ferry, SC PK-5
5 Burgess Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-4
6 Forestbrook Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5
7 Ocean Drive Elementary School North Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5
8 Green Sea Floyds Elementary School Green Sea, SC PK-5
9 Carolina Forest Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5
10 St. James Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-4
11 River Oaks Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5
12 Aynor Elementary School Aynor, SC PK-5
13 Socastee Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5
14 Kingston Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5
15 Conway Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5
16 Waccamaw Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5
17 Waterway Elementary School Little River, SC PK-5
18 Myrtle Beach Intermediate Myrtle Beach, SC 4-5
19 Myrtle Beach Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC 2-3
20 Seaside Elementary School Garden City, SC PK-4
21 Riverside Elementary School Little River, SC PK-5
22 Palmetto Bays Elementary School Myrtle Beach, SC PK-5
23 Homewood Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5
24 South Conway Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5
25 Pee Dee Elementary School Conway, SC PK-5
26 Bridgewater Academy Charter School Myrtle Beach, SC K-8
27 Loris Elementary School Loris, SC PK-5
28 Daisy Elementary School Loris, SC PK-5
29 Academy of Hope Charter School Conway, SC PK-8


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