Morehead City school information

IndexMorehead CityNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores48%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:115:116:1
Total public schools51,89579,221
Total private schools151024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Morehead City, NC educational system consists of 5 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Morehead City public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 10% higher than than the North Carolina average and 2% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Morehead City public schools is 12:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.4% have completed high school, 28.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Morehead City are 2% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Morehead City.
  • 84.3% of people in Morehead City have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.4% of people in Morehead City have completed high school.
  • 28.4% of people in Morehead City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Morehead City

IndexMorehead CityNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade84.3%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school83.4%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college63.9%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.4%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.4%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.5%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.3%1.3%

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

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Morehead City, NC9,27348%2%

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Morehead City, NC9,27348%2%
Source: The Morehead City, 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.