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Avg. test scores 4%
High school dipl. 1%
Bachelors degree 5%

Hickory school information

IndexHickoryNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores47%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools171,89579,221
Total private schools651024,874
Total post-secondary schools21837,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Hickory are 4% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Hickory
  • 82.7% of people in Hickory have completed 8th grade
  • 81.8% of people in Hickory have completed high school
  • 31.8% of people in Hickory have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Hickory

      IndexHickoryNorth CarolinaNational
      Completed 8th grade82.7%83.4%84.3%
      Completed high school81.8%81.9%83.0%
      Completed some college60.7%59.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree41.1%38.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors31.8%29.0%30.3%
      Completed masters11.7%10.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.7%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.1%1.3%1.3%

      Hickory, NC School Districts

      • Catawba County Schools
      • Hickory City Schools

      There are a total of 17 public schools, 6 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Hickory. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Hickory, NC schools is 47%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Hickory, NC, an average of 82.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 81.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Rutherford College, NC1,43470%41%
      Rhodhiss, NC1,02665%31%
      Valdese, NC4,46757%16%
      Hildebran, NC2,07655%11%
      St. Stephens, NC8,48352%5%
      Hickory, NC40,27447%4%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Holyoke, MA40,28037%26%
      Carol Stream, IL40,22847%5%
      Hagerstown, MD40,32546%7%
      Marana, AZ40,22145%10%
      San Gabriel, CA40,20047%5%
      Hickory, NC40,27447%4%
      Source: The Hickory, 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.