Durham school information

IndexDurhamNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores34%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools511,89579,235
Total private schools2951024,875
Total post-secondary schools91837,965

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  • The average school test scores in Durham are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Durham.
  • 85.9% of people in Durham have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.8% of people in Durham have completed high school.
  • 47.3% of people in Durham have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Durham

IndexDurhamNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade85.9%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school84.8%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college71.0%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree53.1%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors47.3%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters22.0%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree8.7%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate4.8%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Morrisville, NC20,72882%66%
Carrboro, NC20,33770%42%
Cary, NC146,04168%38%
Chapel Hill, NC58,37964%31%
Hillsborough, NC6,25656%14%
Durham, NC240,10734%31%

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Madison, WI239,84836%26%
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Norfolk, VA244,74569%39%
Laredo, TX245,04868%38%
Chandler, AZ245,23155%12%
Durham, NC240,10734%31%
Source: The Durham, 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.