Benson school information

IndexBensonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores40%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools51,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Benson, NC educational system consists of 5 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Benson public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 7% lower than than the North Carolina average and 18% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Benson public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 68.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 68.3% have completed high school, 23.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Benson are 18% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Benson.
  • 68.9% of people in Benson have completed 8th grade.
  • 68.3% of people in Benson have completed high school.
  • 23.8% of people in Benson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Benson

IndexBensonNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade68.9%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school68.3%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college53.4%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.1%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.5%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Benson (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Benson, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.