Burnsville school information

IndexBurnsvilleNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores55%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools81,89579,221
Total private schools251024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Burnsville, NC educational system consists of 8 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Burnsville public schools have average test scores of 55% which is 26% higher than than the North Carolina average and 12% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Burnsville public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.8% have completed high school, 21.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Burnsville are 12% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Burnsville.
  • 80.2% of people in Burnsville have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.8% of people in Burnsville have completed high school.
  • 21.4% of people in Burnsville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Burnsville

IndexBurnsvilleNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade80.2%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school77.8%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college52.1%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.3%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.4%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.9%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mars Hill, NC2,62061%23%
Weaverville, NC3,88654%9%
Spruce Pine, NC2,21149%0%
Bakersville, NC61643%12%
Burnsville, NC1,67455%12%

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Braddock Hills, PA1,67433%34%
Cecilia, LA1,67466%35%
Teutopolis, IL1,67446%6%
Mitchell, NE1,67381%64%
Mechanic Falls, ME1,67342%15%
Burnsville, NC1,67455%12%
Source: The Burnsville, 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.