Wilmington school information

IndexWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores46%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:115:116:1
Total public schools331,89579,221
Total private schools1551024,874
Total post-secondary schools41837,963
The Wilmington, NC educational system consists of 33 public schools, 15 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Wilmington public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 5% higher than than the North Carolina average and 6% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Wilmington public schools is 17:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.6% have completed high school, 40.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Wilmington are 6% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 33 public schools in Wilmington.
  • 88.3% of people in Wilmington have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.6% of people in Wilmington have completed high school.
  • 40.4% of people in Wilmington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Wilmington

IndexWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade88.3%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school87.6%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college71.1%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree49.6%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors40.4%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters13.6%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.3%1.3%

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

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Wilmington, NC113,72446%6%

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Wilmington, NC113,72446%6%
Source: The Wilmington, 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.