Shelby school information

IndexShelbyNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores42%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools151,89579,235
Total private schools151024,875
Total post-secondary schools11837,965

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  • The average school test scores in Shelby are 15% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Shelby.
  • 83.9% of people in Shelby have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.7% of people in Shelby have completed high school.
  • 21.7% of people in Shelby have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Shelby

IndexShelbyNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade83.9%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school82.7%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college51.2%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree31.6%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors21.7%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters8.0%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mooresboro, NC38774%50%
Boiling Springs, NC4,61968%38%
Kings Mountain, NC10,74360%21%
Cliffside, NC33860%21%
Ellenboro, NC1,32156%13%
Shelby, NC20,28342%15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oregon, OH20,28273%48%
Gardner, MA20,27941%16%
Selma, AL20,27619%61%
Sulphur, LA20,27565%33%
West Mifflin, PA20,27160%21%
Shelby, NC20,28342%15%
Source: The Shelby, 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.