Black Mountain school information

IndexBlack MountainNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores54%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools31,89579,221
Total private schools251024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Black Mountain, NC educational system consists of 3 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Black Mountain public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 23% higher than than the North Carolina average and 9% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Black Mountain public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.5% have completed high school, 41.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Black Mountain are 9% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Black Mountain.
  • 89.7% of people in Black Mountain have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.5% of people in Black Mountain have completed high school.
  • 41.8% of people in Black Mountain have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Black Mountain

IndexBlack MountainNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school89.5%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college67.5%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree48.7%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.0%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Royal Pines, NC4,75170%41%
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Black Mountain, NC8,16854%9%

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Source: The Black Mountain, 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.