Burlington school information

IndexBurlingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores36%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools141,89579,221
Total private schools351024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Burlington, NC educational system consists of 14 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Burlington public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 17% lower than than the North Carolina average and 26% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Burlington public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.5% have completed high school, 22.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Burlington are 26% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in Burlington.
  • 78.5% of people in Burlington have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.5% of people in Burlington have completed high school.
  • 22.8% of people in Burlington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Burlington

IndexBurlingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade78.5%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school76.5%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college55.7%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.7%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.3%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Altamahaw, NC33657%16%
Saxapahaw, NC1,31456%14%
Swepsonville, NC1,34852%5%
Woodlawn, NC83351%3%
Mebane, NC13,59247%4%
Burlington, NC52,57036%26%

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Gilroy, CA52,57645%9%
Delano, CA52,53829%41%
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Levittown, PA52,40755%13%
Elkhart, IN52,37858%17%
Burlington, NC52,57036%26%
Source: The Burlington, 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.