Hillsborough school information

IndexHillsboroughNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores56%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools101,89579,221
Total private schools351024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Hillsborough, NC educational system consists of 10 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Hillsborough public schools have average test scores of 56% which is 28% higher than than the North Carolina average and 14% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Hillsborough public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.7% have completed high school, 42.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Hillsborough are 14% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Hillsborough.
  • 83.2% of people in Hillsborough have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.7% of people in Hillsborough have completed high school.
  • 42.9% of people in Hillsborough have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Hillsborough

IndexHillsboroughNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade83.2%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school82.7%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college69.8%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree47.2%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors42.9%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters23.6%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.5%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Carrboro, NC20,86770%42%
Chapel Hill, NC59,00564%31%
Saxapahaw, NC1,31456%14%
Swepsonville, NC1,34852%5%
Woodlawn, NC83351%3%
Hillsborough, NC6,42856%14%

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Lincoln, AL6,42937%25%
Tracyton, WA6,42551%3%
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Milford, MI6,43452%5%
Thurmont, MD6,43551%4%
Hillsborough, NC6,42856%14%
Source: The Hillsborough, 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.