PROFICIENCY 60% 36% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
43%Pender County Schools
44%North Carolina

Pender Early College High is a school servicing grades 8 to 13 and is located in the district of "Pender County Schools" in Burgaw, NC. There are a total of 226 students and 12 teachers at Pender Early College High, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 81 free lunch students and 18 reduced lunch students.

Pender Early College High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 59.5%, which is 36% higher than the North Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch81
Reduced lunch18


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Pender Early College High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School40-49%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School70-79%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Pender Early College High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNorth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 68.0% 67.0% 51.3% 51.1%
African American 16.7% 17.0% 26.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.6% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 12.6% 11.9% 14.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.5% 1.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.9% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.8% 2.9% 3.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Burgaw Middle School23%0.1Burgaw, NC
Burgaw Elementary37%0.9Burgaw, NC
Pender High35%5.1Burgaw, NC
Heide Trask High27%7.5Rocky Point, NC
Malpass Corner Elementary35%8.0Burgaw, NC
Rocky Point Elementary31%8.4Rocky Point, NC
Cape Fear Elementary46%9.5Rocky Point, NC
Cape Fear Middle School28%9.5Rocky Point, NC
West Pender Middle School26%10.3Burgaw, NC

Burgaw demographics profile

StatisticBurgawNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)29618191
Median age31.638.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)70%57%55%
Speak English61%89%79%
Speak Spanish39%7%13%

Education level achieved in Burgaw

IndexBurgawNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade62.5%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school61.9%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college40.0%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree14.4%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.5%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%
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Source: The Pender Early College High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.