Cary school information

IndexCaryNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores87%73%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools141,89579,235
Total private schools451024,875
Total post-secondary schools21837,965

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  • The average school test scores in Cary are 28% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in Cary.
  • 94.3% of people in Cary have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.7% of people in Cary have completed high school.
  • 61.8% of people in Cary have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Cary

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  • Adams Elementary805 Cary Towne BlvdGrades: KG - 05Students: 813 · Ratio: 14:188
  • Alston Ridge Elementary School2855 Alston AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 46 · Ratio: 15:190
  • Briarcliff Elementary1220 Pond StGrades: KG - 05Students: 591 · Ratio: 15:190
  • Carpenter Elem2100 Morrisville PrkyGrades: KG - 05Students: 728 · Ratio: 17:187
  • Cary Elementary400 Kildaire Farm RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 494 · Ratio: 13:188
  • Cary High638 Walnut StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 225 · Ratio: 19:182
  • Davis Drive Elementary2151 Davis DriveGrades: KG - 05Students: 951 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Davis Drive Middle2101 Davis DriveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,186 · Ratio: 19:193
  • East Cary Middle1111 Se Maynard RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 81 · Ratio: 17:186
  • Farmington Woods Elementary1413 Hampton Valley RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 853 · Ratio: 16:183
  • Green Hope Elementary2700 Louis Stephens DriveGrades: KG - 05Students: 853 · Ratio: 18:191
  • Green Hope High2500 Carpenter Upchurch RoGrades: 09 - 12Students: 2,029 · Ratio: 20:193
  • Highcroft Elementary5415 Highcroft DriveGrades: KG - 05Students: 785 · Ratio: 17:194
  • Kingswood Elementary519 Ferrell StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 369 · Ratio: 13:183
  • Laurel Park Elementary2450 Laura Duncan RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 935 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Mills Park Elementary209 Mills Park DriveGrades: KG - 05Students: 947 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Mills Park Middle School441 Mills Park DriveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,101 · Ratio: 19:191
  • Northwoods Elementary8850 Chapel Hill RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 537 · Ratio: 14:182
  • Panther Creek High6770 Mccrimmon PrkyGrades: 09 - 12Students: 2,348 · Ratio: 20:191
  • Penny Road Elementary10900 Penny RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 625 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Reedy Creek Elementary940 Reedy Creek RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 556 · Ratio: 15:177
  • Reedy Creek Middle930 Reedy Creek RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 888 · Ratio: 17:179
  • Turner Creek Elementary6801 Turner Creek RoadGrades: KG - 05Students: 968 · Ratio: 17:186
  • Weatherstone Elementary1000 Olde Weatherstone WayGrades: KG - 05Students: 645 · Ratio: 18:189
  • West Cary Middle1000 Evans RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 702 · Ratio: 17:187

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Education level achieved in Cary

IndexCaryNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade94.3%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school93.7%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college83.6%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree70.0%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors61.8%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters25.7%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree6.9%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate4.2%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Morrisville, NC20,72891%34%
Apex, NC40,63186%27%
Holly Springs, NC27,33982%21%
Moncure, NC45581%19%
Chapel Hill, NC58,37977%14%
Cary, NC146,04187%28%

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Sunnyvale, CA145,92169%1%
Lakewood, CO145,88056%17%
Paterson, NJ146,34154%21%
Alexandria, VA146,42276%12%
Hollywood, FL145,12854%21%
Cary, NC146,04187%28%
Source: The Cary, NC education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.