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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Are you looking for information on schools in Spring Lake, NC and surrounding areas? Below you'll find rankings and other information on elementary, middle and high schools in the Spring Lake school district and surrounding districts as well - including traditional public schools and charter schools. You can click on a specific school name below for more information on test scores, student data and more.

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Schools in the Spring Lake, NC Area- Rankings and Data

School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
CSH Stars
(Out of 10)
Seventy-First Classical Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 Regular 10
Cross Creek Early College Fayetteville, NC 9-12 Regular 9
Vanstory Hills Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 2-5 Regular 9
Long Hill Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 2-5 Regular 9
Pine Forest Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 Regular 9
Howard L Hall Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular 8
J W Seabrook Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 8
Howard Health and Life Sciences High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 Regular 8
E E Miller Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 7
College Lakes Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 7
Reid Ross Classical Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 Regular 7
Ponderosa Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 6
R Max Abbott Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 Regular 5
Terry Sanford High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 Regular 5
William H Owen Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 5
Margaret Willis Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 4
Lillian Black Elementary School Spring Lake, NC K-5 Regular 4
Brentwood Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 4
Warrenwood Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 4
Overhills Middle School Spring Lake, NC 6-8 Regular 4
Overhills Elementary School Spring Lake, NC PK-5 Regular 4
Mary McArthur Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 4
Bill Hefner Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular 4
Loyd E Auman Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 4
Benjamin J Martin Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 4
Overhills High School Spring Lake, NC 9-12 Regular 4
Pine Forest High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 Regular 4
Lucile Souders Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 4
Ashley Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 3-5 Regular 4
J W Coon Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 4
Westarea Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 4
Reid Ross Classical High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 Regular 3
William T Brown Elementary School Spring Lake, NC PK-5 Regular 3
Morganton Road Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular 3
Montclair Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 3
Westover Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 Regular 3
Anne Chesnutt Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 Regular 3
Teresa C Berrien Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular 3
Cliffdale Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 Regular 3
Douglas Byrd Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 Regular 2
Spring Lake Middle School Spring Lake, NC 6-8 Regular 2
South Harnett Elementary School Bunnlevel, NC 3-5 Regular 2
Luther 'Nick' Jeralds Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 Regular 2
E E Smith High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 Regular 2
Lewis Chapel Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 Regular 2
Seventy-First High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 Regular 2
Westover High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 Regular 2
Manchester Elementary School Spring Lake, NC K-5 Regular 2
Douglas Byrd High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 Regular 1
Ferguson-Easley Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 Regular 1
School Name City Grades
Served
CSH Stars
(Out of 10)
Seventy-First Classical Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 10
Cross Creek Early College Fayetteville, NC 9-12 9
Vanstory Hills Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 2-5 9
Long Hill Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 2-5 9
Pine Forest Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 9
Howard L Hall Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 8
J W Seabrook Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 8
Howard Health and Life Sciences High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 8
E E Miller Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 7
College Lakes Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 7
Reid Ross Classical Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 7
Ponderosa Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 6
R Max Abbott Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 5
Terry Sanford High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 5
William H Owen Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 5
Margaret Willis Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 4
Lillian Black Elementary School Spring Lake, NC K-5 4
Brentwood Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 4
Warrenwood Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 4
Overhills Middle School Spring Lake, NC 6-8 4
Overhills Elementary School Spring Lake, NC PK-5 4
Mary McArthur Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 4
Bill Hefner Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 4
Loyd E Auman Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 4
Benjamin J Martin Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 4
Overhills High School Spring Lake, NC 9-12 4
Pine Forest High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 4
Lucile Souders Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 4
Ashley Elementary School Fayetteville, NC 3-5 4
J W Coon Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 4
Westarea Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 4
Reid Ross Classical High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 3
William T Brown Elementary School Spring Lake, NC PK-5 3
Morganton Road Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 3
Montclair Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 3
Westover Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 3
Anne Chesnutt Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 3
Teresa C Berrien Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 3
Cliffdale Elementary School Fayetteville, NC PK-5 3
Douglas Byrd Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 2
Spring Lake Middle School Spring Lake, NC 6-8 2
South Harnett Elementary School Bunnlevel, NC 3-5 2
Luther 'Nick' Jeralds Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 2
E E Smith High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 2
Lewis Chapel Middle School Fayetteville, NC 6-8 2
Seventy-First High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 2
Westover High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 2
Manchester Elementary School Spring Lake, NC K-5 2
Douglas Byrd High School Fayetteville, NC 9-12 1
Ferguson-Easley Elementary School Fayetteville, NC K-5 1


Charter Schools in the Spring Lake, NC Area

School Name City Grades
Served
School
Type
CSH Stars
(Out of 10)
Anderson Creek Club Charter School Spring Lake, NC K-5 Charter 8
Alpha Academy Fayetteville, NC K-9 Charter 7
The Capitol Encore Academy Fayetteville, NC K-7 Charter 3


Choosing a Spring Lake NC School

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Rankings for the best schools in the Spring Lake, NC area 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.