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Overview

Public Schools Overview North Carolina School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,499,879
Number Of North Carolina Schools 2,604
Number Of North Carolina School Districts 264
Spending Per Student $8,998

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 58.5263722334884
4th Grade 58.1465669620526
5th Grade 52.2100789445751
6th Grade 56.2887020940189
7th Grade 55.1137855724089
8th Grade 52.5768789315321
11th Grade 59.0642910910364

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 61.3659872303906
4th Grade 55.6968440901879
5th Grade 56.9683113742211
6th Grade 47.7199115992815
7th Grade 46.0401041077681
8th Grade 42.4820890376033
11th Grade 59.1471595840407

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 51.4% 50.9%
Black 26.0% 15.6%
Hispanic 14.5% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.8% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 53.4% 50.9%
English Language Learners 6.3% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 12.9% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.10
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

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 6.3% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 19.9% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 33.6% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 26.4%
65 Or Older 13.8% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,775,581 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.9% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.8% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.4% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.0% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.6% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.4% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.1% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.7% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.9% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 14.4% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,272 $7,906,866,000 58.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $439 $658,376,000 4.9%
Staff $273 $410,078,000 3.0%
General Administration $111 $165,866,000 1.2%
School Administration $543 $814,129,000 6.0%
Operation $714 $1,071,261,000 7.9%
Transportation $378 $566,760,000 4.2%
Other $262 $393,526,000 2.9%
Total Support $2,720 $4,079,996,000 30.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,006 $1,509,454,000 11.2%
Total Expenditures $8,998 $13,496,316,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%