Elizabeth City school information

IndexElizabeth CityNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores34%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools121,89579,221
Total private schools351024,874
Total post-secondary schools31837,963
The Elizabeth City, NC educational system consists of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Elizabeth City public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 23% lower than than the North Carolina average and 32% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Elizabeth City public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.6% have completed high school, 21.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Elizabeth City are 32% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Elizabeth City.
  • 79.4% of people in Elizabeth City have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.6% of people in Elizabeth City have completed high school.
  • 21.2% of people in Elizabeth City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Elizabeth City

IndexElizabeth CityNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade79.4%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school77.6%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college55.2%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.5%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.2%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.4%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Camden, NC68955%11%
Moyock, NC3,36849%0%
Hertford, NC2,37037%24%
Winfall, NC66226%47%
Elizabeth City, NC18,02534%32%

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Islip, NY18,02656%13%
Stafford, TX18,02673%49%
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Suwanee, GA18,00169%40%
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Elizabeth City, NC18,02534%32%
Source: The Elizabeth City, 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.