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The School for Creative Studies

Durham, NC


The School for Creative Studies
5001 Red Mill Rd
Durham, NC  27704
Phone: 919-560-3535
Durham County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
4

Grades Served: 6-12
Enrollment: 580
Type: Regular School  
The School for Creative Studies

The School for Creative Studies


Metro Area Ranking

#30
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: The School for Creative Studies is ranked #30 of 45 of the best middle schools in Durham and surrounding areas (33rd percentile). Cick the link to see all 45 middle schools.


#23
Metro Area High School Ranking: The School for Creative Studies is ranked #23 out of 27 of the best high schools in Durham and surrounding areas (15th percentile). Cick the link to see all 27 high schools.


State Ranking

#390
Statewide Middle School Ranking: The School for Creative Studies is ranked #390 out of 700 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (44th percentile). Click the link to see all 700 middle schools.


#437
Statewide High School Ranking: The School for Creative Studies is ranked #437 out of 529 of the best high schools in North Carolina (17th percentile). Click the link to see all 529 high schools.


Overall, The School for Creative Studies is a 4-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Durham County, NC. The School for Creative Studies has an enrollment of approximately 580 students and serves grades 6-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

80.4
(Met Growth)
Student Growth Score: The School for Creative Studies had a Student Growth Score of 80.4. This placed The School for Creative Studies in the 62nd percentile of 2368 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

  North Carolina Math Letter Grade

  North Carolina Reading 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 14.9 28th 17.3
Math 16.5 22nd 18.8
Reading 17.2 33rd 18.9
Science 16.1 25th 18.6
Writing 4.7 27th 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 School for Creative Studies stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 6

 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 5% - Level 3
 5% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 32% - Level 1
 32% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 4 (Solid)
 16% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 21% - Level 2
 31% - Level 1
 31% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 4 (Solid)
 18% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 48% - Level 1
 48% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 29% - Level 5 (Superior)
 29% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 4 (Solid)
 22% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 22% - Level 1
 22% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 12% - Level 5 (Superior)
 12% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 6% - Level 3
 6% - Level 3
 25% - Level 2
 25% - Level 2
 22% - Level 1
 22% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 4 (Solid)
 22% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 3
 15% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 30% - Level 1
 30% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 5 (Superior)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 39% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 11% - Level 2
 11% - Level 2
 20% - Level 1
 20% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 24% - Level 4 (Solid)
 24% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 31% - Level 2
 31% - Level 2
 31% - Level 1
 31% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 20% - Level 1
 20% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 36% - Level 4 (Solid)
 17% - Level 3
 17% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 9% - Level 2
 32% - Level 1
 32% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 564
Math 526
Composite Score 1090
SAT Participation Rate 18 %

The School for Creative Studies had an average SAT score of 1090 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #110 out of 478 NC high schools (77th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at The School for Creative Studies was 18% 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
 91% - The School for Creative Studies
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 91% - The School for Creative Studies
 87% - 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 - 41%
 Black - 41%
 Hispanic - 21%
 Hispanic - 21%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 34%
 White - 34%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at The School for Creative Studies for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 school year. Rankings for The School for Creative Studies and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Sandy Ridge Elementary School 4 2.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Little River Elementary School 7 2.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-8
Glenn Elementary School 2 3.1 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Lakeview School 1 3.9 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-12
Holt Elementary School 3 4.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Merrick-Moore Elementary School 1 4.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Southern School of Energy and Sustainability 2 5.0 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
City of Medicine Academy 8 5.0 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Eno Valley Elementary School 1 5.1 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Northern High School 3 5.2 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
George L Carrington Middle School 3 5.2 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
Club Boulevard Elementary School 6 5.6 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Butner-Stem Elementary School 3 5.7 miles Butner, NC Regular PK-5
Brogden Middle School 1 5.8 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
Easley Elementary School 7 5.8 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Butner-Stem Middle School 4 6.1 miles Butner, NC Regular 6-8
Hillandale Elementary School 3 6.3 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Oak Grove Elementary School 4 6.4 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Durham's Performance Learning Center 1 6.5 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Y E Smith Elementary School 1 6.6 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5