Wilmington school information

IndexWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores46%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:115:116:1
Total public schools331,89579,235
Total private schools1551024,875
Total post-secondary schools41837,965

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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.
  • 87.3% of people in Wilmington have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.5% of people in Wilmington have completed high school.
  • 39.8% of people in Wilmington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Wilmington

IndexWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade87.3%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school86.5%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college69.5%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree49.6%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors39.8%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters13.4%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.5%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wrightsville Beach, NC2,52590%82%
Ogden, NC6,65380%62%
Murraysville, NC14,30567%37%
Hampstead, NC4,24761%25%
Carolina Beach, NC5,88861%24%
Wilmington, NC110,10046%6%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Manchester, NH110,06533%33%
Waterbury, CT109,88723%53%
Arvada, CO109,80037%24%
Fargo, ND110,72551%3%
Miami Gardens, FL110,86737%25%
Wilmington, NC110,10046%6%
Source: The Wilmington, 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.