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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Spearman Elementary School

Piedmont, SC


Spearman Elementary School
2001 Easley Highway
Piedmont, SC  29673
Phone: 864-947-9787
Anderson County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
9

Grades Served: PK-5
Enrollment: 623
Type: Regular School    
Spearman Elementary School

Spearman Elementary School


Metro Area Ranking

#25
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Spearman Elementary School is ranked #25 of 105 of the best elementary schools in Greenville and surrounding areas (76th percentile). Click the link to see all 105 elementary schools.


State Ranking

#87
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Spearman Elementary School is ranked #87 out of 676 of the best elementary schools in South Carolina (87th percentile). Click the link to see all 676 elementary schools.


Overall, Spearman Elementary School is a 9-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Anderson County, SC. Spearman Elementary School has an enrollment of approximately 623 students and serves grades PK-5. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.




South Carolina Standardized Tests

SC Ready Test Results

English

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
3 468.9 82nd 432.8
4 513.7 78th 481.8
5 558.5 80th 522.7

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 468.9 82nd 432.8
4 513.7 78th 481.8
5 558.5 80th 522.7

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
3 500.4 82nd 453.9
4 536.4 88th 483.6
5 557.9 79th 524.7

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 500.4 82nd 453.9
4 536.4 88th 483.6
5 557.9 79th 524.7


SC PASS Test Results (SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards)

Science

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
4 1459.8 81st 1449.9
5 1552.5 67th 1548.2

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 1459.8 81st 1449.9
5 1552.5 67th 1548.2

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
4 679 93rd 642.7
5 657.3 83rd 632.6

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 679 93rd 642.7
5 657.3 83rd 632.6


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 52% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)
 52% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 4% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 4% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 7% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 7% - 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 Spearman Elementary School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Spearman Elementary 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.

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School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Wren Elementary School 9 2.5 miles Piedmont, SC Regular PK-5
Wren High School 8 2.7 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 9-12
Wren Middle School 8 2.7 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 6-8
West Pelzer Elementary School 6 4.5 miles West Pelzer, SC Regular PK-5
Palmetto High School 4 5.3 miles Williamston, SC Regular 9-12
Palmetto Middle School 8 5.3 miles Williamston, SC Regular 6-8
Hunt Meadows Elementary School 7 5.4 miles Easley, SC Regular PK-5
Palmetto Elementary School 6 5.5 miles Williamston, SC Regular PK-5
Sue Cleveland Elementary School 4 6.6 miles Piedmont, SC Regular K-5
Cedar Grove Elementary School 9 6.8 miles Williamston, SC Regular PK-5
Easley High School 8 7.7 miles Easley, SC Regular 9-12
Woodmont Middle School 2 7.9 miles Piedmont, SC Regular 6-8
North Pointe Elementary School 9 8.2 miles Anderson, SC Regular PK-5
Liberty Middle School 6 8.5 miles Liberty, SC Regular 6-8
Liberty High School 7 8.5 miles Liberty, SC Regular 9-12
Powdersville Middle School 9 8.5 miles Greenville, SC Regular 6-8
Powdersville Elementary School 9 8.7 miles Greenville, SC Regular 3-5
Powdersville High School 8 8.8 miles Greenville, SC Regular 9-12
T L Hanna High School 7 9.1 miles Anderson, SC Regular 9-12
Grove Elementary School 1 9.1 miles Piedmont, SC Regular K-5