Greensboro school information

IndexGreensboroNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores41%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools661,89579,221
Total private schools2151024,874
Total post-secondary schools111837,963
The Greensboro, NC educational system consists of 66 public schools, 21 private schools and 11 post-secondary schools. Greensboro public schools have average test scores of 41% which is 7% lower than than the North Carolina average and 17% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Greensboro public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.4% have completed high school, 36.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Greensboro are 17% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 66 public schools in Greensboro.
  • 87.4% of people in Greensboro have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.4% of people in Greensboro have completed high school.
  • 36.8% of people in Greensboro have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Greensboro

IndexGreensboroNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade87.4%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school86.4%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college66.8%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.9%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters13.5%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.8%1.3%1.3%

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

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Oak Ridge, NC6,61772%46%
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Pleasant Garden, NC4,68451%3%
Archdale, NC11,48347%4%
Greensboro, NC282,17741%17%

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Greensboro, NC282,17741%17%
Source: The Greensboro, 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.