Avg. test scores 31%
High school dipl. 14%
Bachelors degree 146%

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

Key findings

  • The 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%

      Chapel Hill, NC School Districts

      • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
      • Chatham County Schools
      • Orange County Schools

      There are a total of 20 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Chapel Hill. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Chapel Hill, NC schools is 64%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Chapel Hill, NC, an average of 95.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 94.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%
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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.