New Bern school information

IndexNew BernNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores45%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools111,89579,221
Total private schools551024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The New Bern, NC educational system consists of 11 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. New Bern public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 4% higher than than the North Carolina average and 8% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of New Bern public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.0% have completed high school, 25.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in New Bern are 8% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in New Bern.
  • 83.1% of people in New Bern have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.0% of people in New Bern have completed high school.
  • 25.8% of people in New Bern have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in New Bern

IndexNew BernNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade83.1%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school81.0%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college59.9%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.9%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.1%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
James City, NC5,73656%13%
Havelock, NC20,63054%9%
Arapahoe, NC45345%9%
Trent Woods, NC4,19437%25%
Vanceboro, NC1,16536%27%
New Bern, NC30,07545%8%

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Westchester, FL30,05862%25%
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Myrtle Beach, SC30,10658%17%
New Bern, NC30,07545%8%
Source: The New Bern, 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.