North Carolina
Public School Ratings






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 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview North Carolina School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,553,630
Number Of North Carolina Schools 2,686
Number Of North Carolina School Districts 329
Spending Per Student $10,177

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.1310731593899
4th Grade 43.9728993775765
5th Grade 41.4400494009422
6th Grade 48.9395199188866
7th Grade 47.8717943280899
8th Grade 43.2143874969326
10th Grade 57.3656719726866
11th Grade 50.0324666043867

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.2184110372311
4th Grade 39.6281913392646
5th Grade 41.9430903221245
6th Grade 41.3290693023349
7th Grade 43.8999152468735
8th Grade 34.0994926861274
10th Grade 62.9348210581124
11th Grade 25.8857364930452

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 49.9% 49.7%
Black 26.3% 15.9%
Hispanic 18.8% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.6% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 56.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 7.4% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 13.0% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.46
AVG FOR NATION 16.03

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 5.9% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.4% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 32.9% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 26.0%
65 Or Older 15.5% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,918,597 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 11.1% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.4% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.5% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.6% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 12.5% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.0% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.1% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.6% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.0% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 12.2% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,645 $8,769,617,826 55.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $490 $761,365,230 4.8%
Staff $311 $482,897,130 3.1%
General Administration $139 $215,714,020 1.4%
School Administration $540 $838,895,218 5.3%
Operation $722 $1,121,679,749 7.1%
Transportation $371 $576,159,820 3.6%
Other $300 $465,716,669 2.9%
Total Support $2,872 $4,462,514,818 28.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,660 $2,579,333,401 16.3%
Total Expenditures $10,177 $15,811,614,905 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%