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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Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School

Greenville, SC


Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School
6650 Frontage Road at White Horse Road
Greenville, SC  29605
Phone: 864-355-1300
Greenville County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 3 out of 10 stars
3

Grades Served: K-5
Enrollment: 646
Type: Regular School    
Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School

Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School


Metro Area Ranking

#92
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School is ranked #92 of 105 of the best elementary schools in Greenville and surrounding areas (12th percentile). Click the link to see all 105 elementary schools.


State Ranking

#486
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School is ranked #486 out of 676 of the best elementary schools in South Carolina (28th percentile). Click the link to see all 676 elementary schools.


Overall, Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School is a 3-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Greenville County, SC. Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School has an enrollment of approximately 646 students and serves grades K-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
3 395.6 23rd 432.8
4 441.2 23rd 481.8
5 493.6 32nd 522.7

English

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 395.6 23rd 432.8
4 441.2 23rd 481.8
5 493.6 32nd 522.7

Math

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
3 411.3 25th 453.9
4 452.2 33rd 483.6
5 498.9 38th 524.7

Math

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
3 411.3 25th 453.9
4 452.2 33rd 483.6
5 498.9 38th 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 1442.7 32nd 1449.9
5 1544.1 41st 1548.2

Science

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 1442.7 32nd 1449.9
5 1544.1 41st 1548.2

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score at
This School
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Average of
All SC Schools
4 624.9 29th 642.7
5 613.6 31st 632.6

Social Studies / History

Grade Average Score State Percentile State Average
4 624.9 29th 642.7
5 613.6 31st 632.6


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 89% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)
 89% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

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

Teacher Absentee Rate

 8% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 8% - 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 Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Thomas E. Kerns 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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