Highland Charter School is located in Gastonia, NC and is in Highland Charter School District. It is a charter school that serves 104 students in grades K-4.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Highland Charter School did not make AYP in 2012. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of North Carolina in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Highland Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
Highland Charter School
Terry Pearson: I think this a school that is an asset to the community. Asa teacher, Iam impressed with the school. The teacher ratio and diversity of school offer opportunity for academic success.
by a Teacher
on Jan 11, 2012
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Student Economic Level (2011)
In 2011, Highland Charter School had 97% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. North Carolina had 50% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Two or More Races
Highland Charter District Spending
The Highland Charter spends $8,024 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 34% on instruction, 58% on support services, 8% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Highland Charter District
In 2011, Highland Charter School had 29 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The North Carolina average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The End-of-Grades (EOG) Tests are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 through 8 are assessed in reading and math.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a score of level 1 through level 4. The goal is for students to score at or above level 3, the proficient level. Students who do not score at the proficient level are eligible for remedial help, may retake the exam and may not be promot
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For North Carolina, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2012 EOG Results and EOC Results for all subjects tested.more...