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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Pisgah High School

Canton, NC


Pisgah High School
1 Black Bear Drive
Canton, NC  28716
Phone: 828-646-3440
Haywood County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 6 out of 10 stars
6

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 990
Type: Regular School    
Pisgah High School

Pisgah High School


Metro Area Ranking

#15
Metro Area High School Ranking: Pisgah High School is ranked #15 out of 24 of the best high schools in Asheville and surrounding areas (37th percentile). Cick the link to see all 24 high schools.


State Ranking

#237
Statewide High School Ranking: Pisgah High School is ranked #237 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (54th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Pisgah High School is a 6-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Haywood County, NC. Pisgah High School has an enrollment of approximately 990 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

76.5
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: Pisgah High School had a Student Growth Score of 76.5. This placed Pisgah High School in the 53rd percentile of 2410 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.    

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North 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 NC Schools
State Average
English 17.3 45th 17.5
Math 18.7 41st 18.9
Reading 19.1 44th 19.1
Science 19.1 48th 18.8
Writing 5.6 46th 5.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Pisgah High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 38% - Level 5 (Superior)
 38% - Level 5 (Superior)
 34% - Level 4 (Solid)
 34% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 9% - Level 2
 16% - Level 1
 16% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 20% - Level 2
 20% - Level 2
 18% - Level 1
 18% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 12% - Level 5 (Superior)
 12% - Level 5 (Superior)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 17% - Level 1
 17% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 560
Math 539
Composite Score 1099
SAT Participation Rate 31 %

Pisgah High had an average SAT score of 1099 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #82 out of 491 NC high schools (83rd percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Pisgah High was 31% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 93% - Pisgah High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 93% - Pisgah High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Black - N/A
 
 Black - N/A
 Hispanic - 5%
 Hispanic - 5%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 91%
 White - 91%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Pisgah High School for the 2016-2017 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Pisgah High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Canton Middle School 7 0.4 miles Canton, NC Regular 6-8
Meadowbrook Elementary School 7 1.0 miles Canton, NC Regular PK-5
North Canton Elementary School 7 1.7 miles Canton, NC Regular PK-5
Clyde Elementary School 8 3.1 miles Clyde, NC Regular PK-5
Bethel Elementary School 8 3.5 miles Canton, NC Regular K-5
Bethel Middle School 9 4.6 miles Waynesville, NC Regular 6-8
Haywood Early College 10 4.9 miles Clyde, NC Regular 9-13
Tuscola High School 7 6.3 miles Waynesville, NC Regular 9-12
Pisgah Elementary School 7 6.3 miles Candler, NC Regular K-4
Junaluska Elementary School 8 6.9 miles Waynesville, NC Regular K-5
Riverbend Elementary School 10 7.3 miles Clyde, NC Regular K-5
Candler Elementary School 6 8.0 miles Candler, NC Regular K-4
Waynesville Middle School 9 9.2 miles Waynesville, NC Regular 6-8
Enka High School 4 9.9 miles Candler, NC Regular 9-12
Hominy Valley Elementary School 10 10.0 miles Candler, NC Regular K-4
Enka Middle School 6 10.2 miles Candler, NC Regular 7-8
Hazelwood Elementary School 6 10.2 miles Waynesville, NC Regular PK-5
Jonathan Valley Elementary School 8 10.7 miles Waynesville, NC Regular PK-5
Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School 6 11.6 miles Asheville, NC Regular K-4
Leicester Elementary School 3 12.2 miles Leicester, NC Regular K-4