Elkin school information

IndexElkinNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores58%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:115:116:1
Total public schools31,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Elkin, NC educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Elkin public schools have average test scores of 58% which is 33% higher than than the North Carolina average and 18% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Elkin public schools is 12:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.8% have completed high school, 20.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Elkin are 18% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Elkin.
  • 77.6% of people in Elkin have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.8% of people in Elkin have completed high school.
  • 20.8% of people in Elkin have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Elkin

IndexElkinNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade77.6%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school76.8%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college51.2%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.8%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.2%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dobson, NC1,49852%7%
Yadkinville, NC2,93951%3%
Jonesville, NC2,23545%10%
Hays, NC1,69843%14%
Ronda, NC58142%14%
Elkin, NC4,24658%18%

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Paintsville, KY4,24651%4%
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Elkin, NC4,24658%18%
Source: The Elkin, 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.