Chapel Hill school information

IndexChapel HillNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores64%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools201,89579,221
Total private schools351024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Chapel Hill, NC educational system consists of 20 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Chapel Hill public schools have average test scores of 64% which is 47% higher than than the North Carolina average and 31% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chapel Hill public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.7% have completed high school, 74.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 21.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Chapel Hill are 31% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Chapel Hill.
  • 95.2% of people in Chapel Hill have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.7% of people in Chapel Hill have completed high school.
  • 74.6% of people in Chapel Hill have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chapel Hill

IndexChapel HillNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade95.2%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school94.7%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college88.3%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree78.9%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors74.6%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters44.0%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree21.2%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate13.0%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Morrisville, NC22,60082%66%
Carrboro, NC20,86770%42%
Apex, NC43,89368%39%
Cary, NC155,82268%38%
Hillsborough, NC6,42856%14%
Chapel Hill, NC59,00564%31%

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San Rafael, CA58,94844%11%
Idaho Falls, ID58,93341%16%
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La Mesa, CA59,12545%8%
Brookline, MA59,18081%65%
Chapel Hill, NC59,00564%31%
Source: The Chapel Hill, 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.