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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The Academy at Smith

Greensboro, NC


The Academy at Smith
2225 South Holden Road
Greensboro, NC  27407
Phone: 336-316-5866
Guilford County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 8 out of 10 stars
8

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 204
Type: Regular School    
The Academy at Smith

The Academy at Smith


Metro Area Ranking

#13
Metro Area High School Ranking: The Academy at Smith is ranked #13 out of 41 of the best high schools in Greensboro and surrounding areas (68th percentile). Cick the link to see all 41 high schools.


State Ranking

#121
Statewide High School Ranking: The Academy at Smith is ranked #121 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (77th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, The Academy at Smith is a 8-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Guilford County, NC. The Academy at Smith has an enrollment of approximately 204 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

91.2
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: The Academy at Smith had a Student Growth Score of 91.2. This placed The Academy at Smith in the 85th 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 19.4 61st 17.5
Math 20.7 60th 18.9
Reading 20.3 54th 19.1
Science 20.5 61st 18.8
Writing 6.1 57th 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 The Academy at Smith stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 17% - Level 5 (Superior)
 17% - Level 5 (Superior)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 42% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 21% - Level 2
 13% - Level 1
 13% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 67% - Level 4 (Solid)
 67% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 25% - Level 5 (Superior)
 25% - Level 5 (Superior)
 54% - Level 4 (Solid)
 54% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 8% - Level 2
 8% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 512
Math 509
Composite Score 1020
SAT Participation Rate 81 %

The Academy at Smith had an average SAT score of 1020 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #155 out of 491 NC high schools (68th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at The Academy at Smith was 81% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.




 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 24%
 Asian - 24%
 Black - 50%
 Black - 50%
 Hispanic - 22%
 Hispanic - 22%
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 
 White - N/A
 
 White - N/A

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at The Academy at Smith 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 The Academy at Smith and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Ben L. Smith High School 1 0.2 miles Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
Hunter Elementary School 3 1.0 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
Edwin A Alderman Elementary School 3 1.1 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
Sedgefield Elementary School 4 1.1 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
Archer Elementary School 5 1.1 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
Murphey Traditional Academy 2 1.2 miles Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
Jackson Middle School 2 1.4 miles Greensboro, NC Regular 6-8
Clara J Peck Elementary School 2 2.0 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
Julius I Foust Elementary School 2 2.2 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
Cyrus P Frazier Elementary School 2 2.2 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
Allen Middle School 3 2.3 miles Greensboro, NC Regular 6-8
Pilot Elementary School 5 2.5 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
John Van Lindley Elementary School 8 2.6 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
Wiley Elementary School 2 2.7 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
UNCG Early/Middle College 8 2.9 miles Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
Morehead Elementary School 8 3.1 miles Greensboro, NC Regular K-5
David D Jones Elementary School 6 3.1 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
Sternberger Elementary School 10 3.3 miles Greensboro, NC Regular PK-5
GC Middle College High School 8 3.6 miles Greensboro, NC Regular 11-12
Philip J Weaver Ed Center 10 3.6 miles Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12