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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Voyager Academy

Durham, NC


Voyager Academy
4302 Ben Franklin Blvd
Durham, NC  27704
Phone: 919-433-3301
Durham County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
9

Grades Served: K-12
Enrollment: 1,336
Type: Charter School    
Voyager Academy

Voyager Academy


Metro Area Ranking

#9
Metro Area Elementary School Ranking: Voyager Academy is ranked #9 of 82 of the best elementary schools in Durham and surrounding areas (89th percentile). Click the link to see all 82 elementary schools.


#12
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: Voyager Academy is ranked #12 of 44 of the best middle schools in Durham and surrounding areas (73rd percentile). Cick the link to see all 44 middle schools.


#14
Metro Area High School Ranking: Voyager Academy is ranked #14 out of 26 of the best high schools in Durham and surrounding areas (46th percentile). Cick the link to see all 26 high schools.


State Ranking

#101
Statewide Elementary School Ranking: Voyager Academy is ranked #101 out of 1478 of the best elementary schools in North Carolina (93rd percentile). Click the link to see all 1478 elementary schools.


#96
Statewide Middle School Ranking: Voyager Academy is ranked #96 out of 703 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (86th percentile). Click the link to see all 703 middle schools.


#165
Statewide High School Ranking: Voyager Academy is ranked #165 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (68th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Voyager Academy is a 9-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Durham County, NC and is an independent charter school.

91.4
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Voyager Academy had a Student Growth Score of 91.4. This placed Voyager Academy in the 86th 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

  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 18.9 57th 17.5
Math 19.4 48th 18.9
Reading 20 52nd 19.1
Science 19.2 49th 18.8
Writing 6.4 63rd 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 Voyager Academy stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 3

 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 22% - Level 5 (Superior)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 33% - Level 4 (Solid)
 16% - Level 3
 16% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 6% - Level 1
 6% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 4

 34% - Level 5 (Superior)
 34% - Level 5 (Superior)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 47% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 10% - Level 2
 10% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 5

 24% - Level 5 (Superior)
 24% - Level 5 (Superior)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 17% - Level 2
 17% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 6

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 5% - Level 3
 5% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 15% - Level 1
 15% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 18% - Level 5 (Superior)
 34% - Level 4 (Solid)
 34% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 21% - Level 1
 21% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 28% - Level 2
 28% - Level 2
 18% - Level 1
 18% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 3

 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 40% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 27% - Level 2
 27% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 4

 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 19% - Level 5 (Superior)
 52% - Level 4 (Solid)
 52% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 5

 28% - Level 5 (Superior)
 28% - Level 5 (Superior)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 21% - Level 3
 21% - Level 3
 9% - Level 2
 9% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 5 (Superior)
 57% - Level 4 (Solid)
 57% - Level 4 (Solid)
 5% - Level 3
 5% - Level 3
 12% - Level 2
 12% - Level 2
 5% - Level 1
 5% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 14% - Level 5 (Superior)
 14% - Level 5 (Superior)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 44% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 9% - Level 1
 9% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 5 (Superior)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 50% - Level 4 (Solid)
 11% - Level 3
 11% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 9% - Level 1
 9% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 5

 50% - Level 5 (Superior)
 50% - Level 5 (Superior)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 41% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 55% - Level 5 (Superior)
 55% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 2
 < 5% - Level 1
 < 5% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 14% - Level 5 (Superior)
 14% - Level 5 (Superior)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 26% - Level 4 (Solid)
 14% - Level 3
 14% - Level 3
 27% - Level 2
 27% - Level 2
 19% - Level 1
 19% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 65% - Level 4 (Solid)
 65% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 3
 7% - Level 3
 15% - Level 2
 15% - Level 2
 8% - Level 1
 8% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 11% - Level 5 (Superior)
 60% - Level 4 (Solid)
 60% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 10% - Level 2
 10% - Level 2
 10% - Level 1
 10% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 540
Math 514
Composite Score 1054
SAT Participation Rate 51 %

Voyager Academy had an average SAT score of 1054 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #126 out of 491 NC high schools (74th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Voyager Academy was 51% 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
 95% - Voyager Academy
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 95% - Voyager Academy
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

  
 American Indian - N/A
  
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 3%
 Asian - 3%
 Black - 22%
 Black - 22%
 Hispanic - 5%
 Hispanic - 5%
 Two or More Races - 5%
 Two or More Races - 5%
 White - 65%
 White - 65%

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

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
City of Medicine Academy 8 0.8 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Holt Elementary School 3 1.0 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Lakeview School 1 1.1 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-12
Sandy Ridge Elementary School 3 1.5 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Brogden Middle School 2 1.7 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
Club Boulevard Elementary School 3 1.9 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Hillandale Elementary School 4 2.2 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Easley Elementary School 8 2.7 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Eno Valley Elementary School 1 2.8 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
E K Powe Elementary School 4 2.8 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
George Watts Elementary School 7 2.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Riverside High School 2 3.1 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
George L Carrington Middle School 3 3.1 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-8
Durham School of the Arts 9 3.1 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-12
Glenn Elementary School 1 3.4 miles Durham, NC Regular K-5
Northern High School 2 3.4 miles Durham, NC Regular 9-12
Merrick-Moore Elementary School 1 3.7 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Eastway Elementary School 1 3.9 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
Little River Elementary School 7 4.0 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-7
Morehead Montessori Magnet School 9 4.2 miles Durham, NC Regular PK-5
The School for Creative Studies 5 4.3 miles Durham, NC Regular 6-12