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Cary school information

Index Cary North Carolina National
Average Test Scores62%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools141,89579,221
Total private schools451024,874
Total post-secondary schools21837,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Cary are 29% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in Cary
  • 94.8% of people in Cary have completed 8th grade
  • 94.4% of people in Cary have completed high school
  • 64.2% of people in Cary have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Cary

      Index Cary North Carolina National
      Completed 8th grade94.8%83.4%84.3%
      Completed high school94.4%81.9%83.0%
      Completed some college84.4%59.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree71.7%38.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors64.2%29.0%30.3%
      Completed masters27.3%10.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree8.1%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate4.9%1.3%1.3%

      Cary, NC School Districts

      • Wake County Schools

      There are a total of 14 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Cary. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Cary, NC schools is 62%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Cary, NC, an average of 94.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 94.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Morrisville, NC27,58266%37.8%
      Apex, NC55,22065%35.0%
      Chapel Hill, NC61,91263%31.1%
      Holly Springs, NC36,59562%28.5%
      Fuquay-Varina, NC29,11048%0.5%
      Cary, NC169,17762%28.6%

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      Salem, OR171,80642%12.9%
      Pembroke Pines, FL171,97969%43.9%
      Cary, NC169,17762%28.6%
      Source: The Cary, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 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.