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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Tuscola High School

Waynesville, NC


Tuscola High School
564 Tuscola School Rd
Waynesville, NC  28786
Phone: 828-456-2408
Haywood County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 7 out of 10 stars
7

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,038
Type: Regular School    
Tuscola High School

Tuscola High School


Metro Area Ranking

#13
Metro Area High School Ranking: Tuscola High School is ranked #13 out of 24 of the best high schools in Asheville and surrounding areas (46th percentile). Cick the link to see all 24 high schools.


State Ranking

#185
Statewide High School Ranking: Tuscola High School is ranked #185 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (64th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Tuscola High School is a 7-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Haywood County, NC. Tuscola High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,038 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

54.1
(Did Not Meet Growth)
Student Growth Score: Tuscola High School had a Student Growth Score of 54.1. This placed Tuscola High School in the 5th 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 18.3 52nd 17.5
Math 19.3 47th 18.9
Reading 20.1 52nd 19.1
Science 19.8 55th 18.8
Writing 5.4 41st 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 Tuscola High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 45% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 18% - Level 1
 18% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 20% - Level 1
 20% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 3
 13% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 28% - Level 1
 28% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 549
Math 526
Composite Score 1075
SAT Participation Rate 36 %

Tuscola High had an average SAT score of 1075 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #105 out of 491 NC high schools (79th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Tuscola High was 36% 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
 88% - Tuscola High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 88% - Tuscola High School
 88% - 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 - 2%
 Black - 2%
 Hispanic - 8%
 Hispanic - 8%
 Two or More Races - 2%
 Two or More Races - 2%
 White - 84%
 White - 84%

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

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Junaluska Elementary School 8 1.2 miles Waynesville, NC Regular K-5
Haywood Early College 10 1.4 miles Clyde, NC Regular 9-13
Clyde Elementary School 8 3.3 miles Clyde, NC Regular PK-5
Waynesville Middle School 9 3.6 miles Waynesville, NC Regular 6-8
Riverbend Elementary School 10 4.3 miles Clyde, NC Regular K-5
Jonathan Valley Elementary School 8 4.5 miles Waynesville, NC Regular PK-5
Bethel Elementary School 8 4.5 miles Canton, NC Regular K-5
Hazelwood Elementary School 6 4.6 miles Waynesville, NC Regular PK-5
Bethel Middle School 9 4.7 miles Waynesville, NC Regular 6-8
Canton Middle School 7 6.2 miles Canton, NC Regular 6-8
Pisgah High School 6 6.3 miles Canton, NC Regular 9-12
North Canton Elementary School 7 6.8 miles Canton, NC Regular PK-5
Meadowbrook Elementary School 7 7.1 miles Canton, NC Regular PK-5
Pisgah Elementary School 7 12.5 miles Candler, NC Regular K-4
Candler Elementary School 6 14.2 miles Candler, NC Regular K-4
Scotts Creek Elementary School 4 14.9 miles Sylva, NC Regular K-8
Enka High School 4 16.1 miles Candler, NC Regular 9-12
Hominy Valley Elementary School 10 16.2 miles Candler, NC Regular K-4
Enka Middle School 6 16.3 miles Candler, NC Regular 7-8
Smoky Mountain High School 7 16.5 miles Sylva, NC Regular 9-12