Cary school information

IndexCaryNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores68%44%49%
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 38% 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.

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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)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Morrisville, NC20,72882%66%
Apex, NC40,63168%39%
Chapel Hill, NC58,37964%31%
Holly Springs, NC27,33964%30%
Fuquay-Varina, NC20,24653%7%
Cary, NC146,04168%38%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sunnyvale, CA145,92156%13%
Lakewood, CO145,88034%32%
Paterson, NJ146,34119%60%
Alexandria, VA146,42270%42%
Bridgeport, CT146,68020%59%
Cary, NC146,04168%38%
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.