Denton school information

IndexDentonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores40%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:115:116:1
Total public schools31,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Denton, NC educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Denton public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 9% lower than than the North Carolina average and 19% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Denton public schools is 22:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 70.8% have completed high school, 12.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Denton are 19% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Denton.
  • 76.0% of people in Denton have completed 8th grade.
  • 70.8% of people in Denton have completed high school.
  • 12.8% of people in Denton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Denton

IndexDentonNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade76.0%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school70.8%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college43.1%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.3%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.0%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Misenheimer, NC73275%51%
Richfield, NC64350%1%
Southmont, NC1,25247%4%
Tyro, NC3,91844%11%
New London, NC59344%12%
Denton, NC1,77340%19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Contoocook, NH1,77365%32%
Devens, MA1,77373%47%
Mulberry, AR1,77230%39%
Ben Avon, PA1,77430%40%
Cowpens, SC1,77245%9%
Denton, NC1,77340%19%
Source: The Denton, 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.