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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview North Carolina School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,544,408
Number Of North Carolina Schools 2,677
Number Of North Carolina School Districts 298
Spending Per Student $9,073

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.487556735949
4th Grade 43.0651546883934
5th Grade 41.8028573851807
6th Grade 49.4324634961109
7th Grade 47.6534303532881
8th Grade 40.6368561376053
10th Grade 74.1828734248579
11th Grade 49.2413071223964

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 51.9192636159438
4th Grade 50.6125379265627
5th Grade 53.6123903925759
6th Grade 44.7851547431117
7th Grade 42.0265150105743
8th Grade 38.9386282553918
10th Grade 70.8324064642566
11th Grade 53.232742490609

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 51.8% 51.5%
Black 26.8% 16.2%
Hispanic 16.9% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.1% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 57.3% 47.6%
English Language Learners 6.6% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 12.9% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.55
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

North Carolina Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 10,146,788 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 206 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.7% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 33.2% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.4% 26.2%
65 Or Older 14.7% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,815,392 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.5% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.3% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.8% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.1% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.6% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.0% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.5% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.2% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 13.8% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,068 $7,827,815,398 55.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $428 $660,545,534 4.7%
Staff $269 $415,760,021 3.0%
General Administration $115 $177,540,377 1.3%
School Administration $537 $829,564,776 5.9%
Operation $703 $1,086,134,287 7.8%
Transportation $374 $577,257,724 4.1%
Other $267 $413,041,807 2.9%
Total Support $2,694 $4,160,167,652 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,310 $2,023,749,222 14.4%
Total Expenditures $9,073 $14,011,952,856 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%