Valdese school information

IndexValdeseNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores83%73%68%
Student/Teacher ratio12:115:116:1
Total public schools21,89579,235
Total private schoolsn/a51024,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,965

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  • The average school test scores in Valdese are 22% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Valdese.
  • 79.4% of people in Valdese have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.5% of people in Valdese have completed high school.
  • 26.1% of people in Valdese have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Valdese

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  • Heritage Middle1951 Enon RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 649 · Ratio: 16:183
  • Jimmy C. Draughn High School709 Lovelady RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 789 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Valdese Elementary298 Praley StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 454 · Ratio: 17:184

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Education level achieved in Valdese

IndexValdeseNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade79.4%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school78.5%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college50.0%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree31.1%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors26.1%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters13.2%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.1%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hildebran, NC2,00687%27%
Rutherford College, NC1,09286%26%
Granite Falls, NC4,69484%24%
Connelly Springs, NC1,64383%22%
Morganton, NC16,81679%16%
Valdese, NC4,46883%22%

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Clearwater, SC4,47065%4%
Geneva, AL4,46582%21%
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Planada, CA4,46540%42%
Phoenix, OR4,46548%30%
Valdese, NC4,46883%22%
Source: The Valdese, 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.