Piedmont Community Charter School

Claimed
6/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
74
Grades
K-12
Students
1,181
Type
Public charter
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Academics
8/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A promising sign:

Test scores at this school are above the state average. Because test scores in some states are so low, some students at this school may still not be performing at grade level


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


North Carolina End-of-Course Tests
Math
62%
State avg: 60%
Biology I
66%
State avg: 54%
English 2
74%
State avg: 60%
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5/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
87%
State avg: 84%
Average SAT score
1421
State avg: 1483
SAT participation rate
22%
State avg: 64%
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5/10
Student progress

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Average student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, a majority of students are not ready for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Average progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but keeping up with their peers.

Average progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills and students in this school are learning at the same rate as similar students in other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

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Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
71%
Black
17%
Hispanic
8%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
<1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
20 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
596 :1
State avg: 246 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
100%
State avg: 89%
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Neighborhood
119 East 2nd Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28052
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Last modified: July 21, 2017
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