Highlands school information

IndexHighlandsNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores52%44%49%
Student/Teacher ration/a15:116:1
Total public schoolsn/a1,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Highlands, NC educational system consists of n/a public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Highlands public schools have average test scores of 52% which is 19% higher than than the North Carolina average and 6% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Highlands public schools is n/a, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.0% have completed high school, 51.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 10.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Highlands are 6% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in Highlands.
  • 92.9% of people in Highlands have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.0% of people in Highlands have completed high school.
  • 51.6% of people in Highlands have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Highlands

IndexHighlandsNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade92.9%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school91.0%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college76.4%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree56.7%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors51.6%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters25.4%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree10.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.7%1.3%1.3%

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

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Source: The Highlands, 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.