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: 2019 (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

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Math Test

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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)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
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    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

North Carolina Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 10,488,084 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 212 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.3% 19.2%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 25.8%
65 Or Older 15.9% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,965,482 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 11.0% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.8% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.3% 32.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 10.5% 14.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.1% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.4% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.0% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.1% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.3% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 11.4% 10.3%

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%