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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview North Carolina School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,535,045
Number Of North Carolina Schools 2,632
Number Of North Carolina School Districts 281
Spending Per Student $9,132

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 57.1701761942239
4th Grade 57.4024971485245
5th Grade 54.5302034564456
6th Grade 57.4490933638947
7th Grade 57.4342020066469
8th Grade 52.4333882354708
10th Grade 83.0005789341485
11th Grade 58.1253292933733

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 64.4389550801314
4th Grade 56.9585027211028
5th Grade 59.9340842616982
6th Grade 50.991083465128
7th Grade 47.996477821971
8th Grade 43.9087294398549
10th Grade 74.8429209390028
11th Grade 59.5788958731931

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 52.5% 52.0%
Black 27.0% 16.2%
Hispanic 16.1% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.0% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 57.1% 50.9%
English Language Learners 6.1% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 12.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.46
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

North Carolina Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 10,042,802 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 203 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.2% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.8% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 33.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 26.3%
65 Or Older 14.2% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,775,581 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.7% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.8% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.4% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.3% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.7% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.3% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.9% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.7% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.8% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 14.2% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,102 $7,831,432,242 55.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $430 $660,749,638 4.7%
Staff $271 $415,938,053 3.0%
General Administration $116 $177,611,565 1.3%
School Administration $541 $830,359,672 5.9%
Operation $708 $1,086,760,231 7.8%
Transportation $376 $577,643,896 4.1%
Other $269 $413,352,963 2.9%
Total Support $2,712 $4,162,738,812 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,319 $2,024,227,338 14.4%
Total Expenditures $9,132 $14,018,618,976 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%