Kinston school information

IndexKinstonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores28%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools151,89579,221
Total private schools351024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Kinston, NC educational system consists of 15 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Kinston public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 37% lower than than the North Carolina average and 44% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Kinston public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.3% have completed high school, 16.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Kinston are 44% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Kinston.
  • 75.9% of people in Kinston have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.3% of people in Kinston have completed high school.
  • 16.7% of people in Kinston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Kinston

IndexKinstonNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade75.9%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school74.3%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college48.0%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.8%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.7%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.7%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Trenton, NC34843%12%
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Snow Hill, NC1,71632%35%
La Grange, NC2,75332%35%
Seven Springs, NC7628%44%
Kinston, NC21,39328%44%

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Camas, WA21,39368%37%
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Kinston, NC21,39328%44%
Source: The Kinston, 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.