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Durham school information

Index Durham North Carolina National
Average Test Scores34%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools511,89579,221
Total private schools2951024,874
Total post-secondary schools91837,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Durham are 28% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Durham
  • 86.0% of people in Durham have completed 8th grade
  • 84.7% of people in Durham have completed high school
  • 48.3% of people in Durham have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Durham

      Index Durham North Carolina National
      Completed 8th grade86.0%83.4%84.3%
      Completed high school84.7%81.9%83.0%
      Completed some college71.1%59.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree54.4%38.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors48.3%29.0%30.3%
      Completed masters22.6%10.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree8.8%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate4.9%1.3%1.3%

      Durham, NC School Districts

      • Durham Public Schools

      There are a total of 51 public schools, 29 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools in Durham. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Durham, NC schools is 34%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Durham, NC, an average of 86.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 84.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Carrboro, NC21,25467%38.5%
      Morrisville, NC27,58266%37.8%
      Chapel Hill, NC61,91263%31.1%
      Cary, NC169,17762%28.6%
      Hillsborough, NC7,16252%8.2%
      Durham, NC276,34134%28.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Toledo, OH275,11638%20.7%
      Irvine, CA272,69473%51.5%
      Newark, NJ281,91733%30.6%
      Chula Vista, CA268,77951%5.8%
      Fort Wayne, IN268,37840%15.8%
      Durham, NC276,34134%28.3%
      Source: The Durham, 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.