North Carolina
Public School Ratings



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North Carolina Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview North Carolina School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,551,146
Number Of North Carolina Schools 2,700
Number Of North Carolina School Districts 318
Spending Per Student $9,609

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.3632162194987
4th Grade 45.0626440878934
5th Grade 40.7191666146319
6th Grade 49.5242344875003
7th Grade 49.4713224693744
8th Grade 41.301253158972
10th Grade 72.7755714672375
11th Grade 47.9222058836647

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.5416303623615
4th Grade 50.378742202494
5th Grade 53.0060605603157
6th Grade 44.3043268053057
7th Grade 43.7437873492905
8th Grade 40.6925011510563
10th Grade 79.3013218102492
11th Grade 46.7048122731767

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 51.0% 50.6%
Black 26.6% 16.0%
Hispanic 17.6% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.3% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.5% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 57.2% 48.4%
English Language Learners 6.0% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 12.9% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.48
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

North Carolina Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 10,383,620 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 210 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.0% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.5% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 33.1% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 26.1%
65 Or Older 15.1% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,915,905 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 11.3% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.9% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.9% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.7% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.7% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.8% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.1% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.1% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.6% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 13.0% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,442 $8,441,203,249 56.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $425 $659,132,007 4.4%
Staff $311 $482,027,256 3.2%
General Administration $131 $203,931,060 1.4%
School Administration $561 $870,279,909 5.8%
Operation $712 $1,104,958,182 7.4%
Transportation $359 $556,694,959 3.7%
Other $285 $442,267,846 3.0%
Total Support $2,785 $4,319,313,970 29.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,383 $2,144,679,288 14.4%
Total Expenditures $9,609 $14,905,154,259 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%