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Old 01-21-2017, 03:00 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Gaston County Public Schools:
Great Schools rating, out of possible 10:

Highland School of Tech: 10
South Point: 8
Ashbrook: 7
Cherryville: 7
Gaston Early College: 7
East Gaston: 6
North Gaston: 5
Forestview: 5
Bessemer City: 3
Hunter Huss: 1
Cramer: N/R

Highland School of Tech magnet is ranked #35 in NC and #2,032 in the nation by US News
Stuart Cramer HS is fairly new. It was built to prevent overcrowding at SouthPoint & Forest View. Based on the area that it draws from it should be equal to or slightly better than South Point. They started it out with a freshman class & have added a class each year. Last year or this year should be the first graduation for the school.
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:47 AM
 
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Here are the schools in the Charlotte area that made US News "Best High Schools" in the country and their rank (thus being Gold or Silver level, Bronze schools are recognized, but not ranked). This list covers Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, York, Iredell, Mooresville, and Cabarrus schools:

GOLD
Providence High (#14 in NC, #372 National - CMS)

Silver
Marvin Ridge (#16 in NC, #505 National - Union County)
Ardrey Kell (#17 in NC, #521 National - CMS)
Northwest School of Arts (#18 in NC, #589 National - CMS)
Weddington (#19 in NC, #713 National - Union County)
Cuthberston (#20 in NC, #740 National - Union County)
Myers Park (#21 in NC, #821 National - CMS)
South Mecklenburg (#25 in NC, #1,084 National - CMS)
Butler (#26 in NC, #1,175 National - CMS)
Fort Mill (#10 in SC, #1,423 National - York County 4)
Nation Ford (#12 in SC, #1,459 National - York County 4)
Philip O Berry Academy of Tech (#31 in NC, #1,891 National - CMS)
Central Academy of Tech & Arts (#32 in NC, #1,908 National - Union County)
Highland School of Tech (#35 in NC, #2,032 National - Gaston County)
US News released their updated list of the best high schools in the country. The US News list is heavily reliant on ranking AP and IB participation rates, scores on those tests/AP IB pass rate, graduation rates, and performance on state math and English tests to derive a "College Readiness" index. Here are the Charlotte area ones that made the list (good to see so many more Charlotte area schools got GOLD!):

GOLD
Marvin Ridge (#10 in NC, #275 National - Union County)
Lake Norman Charter (#11 in NC, #325 National)
Ardrey Kell (#13 in NC, #362 National - CMS)
Providence (#14 in NC, #369 National - CMS)
Community School of Davidson (#15 in NC, #406 National)

Silver
Weddington (#17 in NC, #501 National - Union County)
Gaston College Prep (#19 in NC, #575 National)
Northwest School of Arts (#21 in NC, #599 National - CMS)
Myers Park (#23 in NC, #734 National - CMS)
Cuthberston (#25 in NC, #842 National - Union County)
William Amos Hough (#26 in NC, #905 National - CMS)
South Mecklenburg (#27 in NC, #908 National - CMS)
Nation Ford (#5 in SC, #918 National - York County 4)
Butler (#32 in NC, #1,176 National - CMS)
Central Academy of Tech and Arts (#33 in NC, #1,246 National - Union County)
Fort Mill (#7 in SC, #1,358 National - York County 4)
Mg Davis Military and Global Academy (#35 in NC, #1,701 National - CMS)
Lincoln Charter (#38 in NC, #1,861 National - Lincoln County)
Independence High (#42 in NC, #2,102 National - CMS)
Philip O Berry Academy of Tech (#46 in NC, #2,331 National - CMS)
Highland School of Tech (#47 in NC, #2,380 National - Gaston County)
East Mecklenburg (#49 in NC, #2,414 National - CMS)
Piedmont (#50 in NC, #2,472 National - Union County)

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Old 05-01-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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US News released their updated list of the best high schools in the country. The US News list is heavily reliant on ranking AP and IB participation rates, scores on those tests/AP IB pass rate, graduation rates, and performance on state math and English tests to derive a "College Readiness" index. Here are the Charlotte area ones that made the list (good to see so many more Charlotte area schools got GOLD!):

GOLD
Marvin Ridge (#10 in NC, #275 National - Union County)
Lake Norman Charter (#11 in NC, #325 National)
Ardrey Kell (#13 in NC, #362 National - CMS)
Providence (#14 in NC, #369 National - CMS)
Community School of Davidson (#15 in NC, #406 National)

Silver
Weddington (#17 in NC, #501 National - Union County)
Gaston College Prep (#19 in NC, #575 National)
Northwest School of Arts (#21 in NC, #599 National - CMS)
Myers Park (#23 in NC, #734 National - CMS)
Cuthberston (#25 in NC, #842 National - Union County)
William Amos Hough (#26 in NC, #905 National - CMS)
South Mecklenburg (#27 in NC, #908 National - CMS)
Nation Ford (#5 in SC, #918 National - York County 4)
Butler (#32 in NC, #1,176 National - CMS)
Central Academy of Tech and Arts (#33 in NC, #1,246 National - Union County)
Fort Mill (#7 in SC, #1,358 National - York County 4)
Mg Davis Military and Global Academy (#35 in NC, #1,701 National - CMS)
Lincoln Charter (#38 in NC, #1,861 National - Lincoln County)
Independence High (#42 in NC, #2,102 National - CMS)
Philip O Berry Academy of Tech (#46 in NC, #2,331 National - CMS)
Highland School of Tech (#47 in NC, #2,380 National - Gaston County)
East Mecklenburg (#49 in NC, #2,414 National - CMS)
Piedmont (#50 in NC, #2,472 National - Union County)
Just thought that I would toss this out. There's a federal honor that can be given to elementary schools. Those schools are named as Blue Ribbon schools.
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Old 05-05-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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Here’s a listing from another group: Carolina School Hub
Best Schools in North Carolina & South Carolina

According to their site, they base this off of end of grade and end of class testing, along with the student growth index. This also covers Elementary and Middle Schools. Nothing new, but just another list to compare.

High Schools
1 Providence High School
2 Marvin Ridge High School
3 Lake Norman Charter School
4 Ardrey Kell High School
5 Challenger Early College High School
6 Weddington High School
7 Pine Lake Preparatory School
8 Gray Stone Day
9 Central Academy of Technology
10 Myers Park High School

Middle Schools
1 Mount Mourne School
2 Jay M Robinson Middle School
3 Piedmont IB Middle School
4 Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy
5 Marvin Ridge Middle School
6 South Charlotte Middle School
7 Cuthbertson Middle School
8 Weddington Middle School
9 Pine Lake Preparatory School
10 Northview School

Elementary Schools
1 Weddington Elementary School
2 Providence Spring Elementary School
3 Rea View Elementary School
4 Elon Park Elementary School
5 Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy
6 Elizabeth Lane Elementary School
7 Polo Ridge Elementary School
8 Antioch Elementary School
9 Beverly Woods Elementary School
10 McKee Road Elementary School
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:24 AM
 
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For schools on the North Carolina side of the border, the "College Readiness Index" has been updated by the state. The score is out of 100.

Below are the Top 50 Charlotte area high schools (out of 123):

1. Highland School of Tech (Magnet - GCPS): >95
2. Central Academy of Tech & Arts (Magnet - UCPS): 94.6
3. Collaborative College for Tech (Magnet - Iredell): 89.8
4. Marvin Ridge (UCPS): 87.6
5. Ardrey Kell (CMS): 86.7
6. Gaston Early College High (Magnet - GCPS): 86.1
7. Weddington (UCPS): 85.8
8. Union County Early College (Magnet - UCPS): 85.2
9. Providence (CMS): 85.1
10. William Amos Hough (CMS): 82.4
11. Cuthbertson (UCPS): 82.2
12. Cleveland ECHS (Magnet - Cleveland County): 81.2
13. Community School of Davidson (Charter): 77.9
14. Lake Norman Charter (Charter): 77.4
15. Cabarrus-Kaanapolis Early College (Magnet - Cabarrus County): 76.1
16. Pine Lake Prep (Charter): 76
17. Stanly Early College (Magnet - Stanly County): 72.8
18. Crossroads (Magnet - Iredell): 72.8
19. Cabarrus Early College (Magnet - Cabarrus): 72.4
20. Lincoln Charter (Charter): 71.2
21. Hawthorne High (Magnet - CMS): 69
22. Graystone Day (Charter): 68.7
23. Myers Park High (CMS): 68.5
24. Cox Mill High (Cabarrus County): 68
25. Piedmont High (UCPS): 67.9
26. North Lincoln High (Lincoln County): 67.2
27. Lake Norman High (Iredell): 66.9
28. Union Academy (Charter):65.6
29. Charlotte Engineering Early College (Magnet - CMS): 65.6
30. Northwest School of the Arts (Magnet - CMS): 65.1
31. Mooresville High (Mooresville City Schools): 64.2
32. Phillip Berry Academy of Tech (Magnet - CMS): 64.1
33. Mountain Island Charter (Charter): 63.3
34. Rowan County Early College (Magnet - Rowan County): 62.4
35. Hickory Ridge (Cabarrus County): 62.1
36. Bradford Prep (Charter): 60.6
37. South Iredell (Iredell): 60.2
38. South Mecklenburg (CMS): 60
39. Piedmont Community Charter (Charter): 59.2
40. Butler High (CMS): 58.9
41. Queen's Grant (Charter): 58.6
42. Porter Ridge (UCPS): 58.2
43. Olympic High Math/Engineering (CMS): 57.5
44. Asbury Academy (Charter): 56.7
45. Sun Valley High (UCPS): 56.1
46. Langtree Charter (Charter): 56.1
47. East Mecklenburg (CMS): 55.2
48. Stuart Cramer (GCPS): 55.1
49. Kings Mountain High (Cleveland County): 55.1
50. West Stanly High (Stanly County): 54.2
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:32 PM
 
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Butler HS, and South Meck HS with the same rating as Myers Park HS?

Apparently greatschools placed significant weight on something they title as "Equity" which is essentially a measure of diversity. And of course "diversity = good."

What a useless site.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Butler HS, and South Meck HS with the same rating as Myers Park HS?

Apparently greatschools placed significant weight on something they title as "Equity" which is essentially a measure of diversity. And of course "diversity = good."

What a useless site.
It's a bit of both: Myers Park's performance has fallen in recent years & South Meck/Butler have improved in the same time period. And diversity is good.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:43 AM
 
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And diversity is good.
It seems that their methodology allows a "diverse" school to be rated equal or higher than a homogenous school with equal or higher marks in other things...like graduation rate, AP course offerings, after-school club participation, school violence, etc.

Why is diversity inherently "good" unless it's contributing to these other markers of success...and if it is, then its being double-counted.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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Butler HS, and South Meck HS with the same rating as Myers Park HS?

Apparently greatschools placed significant weight on something they title as "Equity" which is essentially a measure of diversity. And of course "diversity = good."

What a useless site.
So which of these three are you saying should be rated higher?
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Having exposure to people who are culturally and economically different than you are is also "education".
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