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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Pelion High School

Pelion, SC


Pelion High School
600 Lydia Drive
Pelion, SC  29123
Phone: 803-821-2200
Lexington County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 5 out of 10 stars
5

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 737
Type: Regular School    
Pelion High School

Pelion High School


Metro Area Ranking

#26
Metro Area High School Ranking: Pelion High School is ranked #26 out of 38 of the best high schools in Columbia and surrounding areas (32nd percentile). Cick the link to see all 38 high schools.


State Ranking

#126
Statewide High School Ranking: Pelion High School is ranked #126 out of 222 of the best high schools in South Carolina (43rd percentile). Click the link to see all 222 high schools.


Overall, Pelion High School is a 5-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Lexington County, SC. Pelion High School has an enrollment of approximately 737 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.
Graduation Rate
 83% - Pelion High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 83% - Pelion High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools




South Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 15.7 44th 16.6
Math 16.7 33rd 17.8
Reading 16.5 36th 18.0
Science 17.1 37th 18.1
Writing 5.8 42nd 5.9

The ACT, a college readiness assessment, was given to every South Carolina 11th grader in 2017 with the exception of those eligible for alternate assessments. The ACT scores range from 0 to 36. State averages for ACT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Pelion High stack up against those of other high schools in South Carolina.


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 62.4 71.4
Algebra 1 64.7 69.4
Biology 1 70.0 75.3


Average SAT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
Reading 548
Math 512
Composite Score 1060
SAT Participation Rate 19 %

Pelion High had an average SAT score of 1060 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #56 out of 216 SC high schools (74th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of South Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Pelion High was 19% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in South Carolina.


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 68% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)
 68% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 7% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 7% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 6% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 6% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

SCPass data is based on the 2016-2017 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for Pelion High School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Pelion High School's school report card data for you to see on one page.


Rankings for schools were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Pelion Middle School 3 0.3 miles Pelion, SC Regular 6-8
Pelion Elementary School 3 0.7 miles Pelion, SC Regular PK-5
Forts Pond Elementary School 3 1.3 miles Pelion, SC Regular PK-5
Sandhills Middle School 1 7.5 miles Gaston, SC Regular 7-8
Carolina Springs Elementary School 7 8.8 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
Carolina Springs Middle School 4 9.1 miles Lexington, SC Regular 6-8
Swansea High School 2 9.3 miles Swansea, SC Regular 9-12
Busbee Corbett Elementary Middle 2 9.5 miles Wagener, SC Regular PK-8
Frances F Mack Intermediate School 1 10.0 miles Gaston, SC Regular 5-6
White Knoll High School 6 10.1 miles Lexington, SC Regular 9-12
Wagener-Salley High School 2 10.2 miles Wagener, SC Regular 9-12
Deerfield Elementary School 8 10.2 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
Saxe Gotha Elementary School 7 10.9 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
Red Bank Elementary School 4 12.3 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
Congaree Elementary School 2 12.5 miles West Columbia, SC Regular 2-5
Gilbert High School 8 12.9 miles Gilbert, SC Regular 9-12
North Middle/High School 3 13.0 miles North, SC Regular 6-12
White Knoll Elementary School 6 13.0 miles West Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
White Knoll Middle School 5 13.2 miles West Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
Gilbert Middle School 5 13.2 miles Gilbert, SC Regular 6-8