Avg. test scores 8%
High school dipl. 0%
Bachelors degree 41%
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Hillsborough school information

IndexHillsboroughNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores52%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools101,89579,221
Total private schools351024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Hillsborough are 8% 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%

      Hillsborough, NC School Districts

      • Orange County Schools

      There are a total of 10 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Hillsborough. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Hillsborough, NC schools is 52%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Hillsborough, NC, an average of 83.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Carrboro, NC20,86767%38.2%
      Chapel Hill, NC59,00563%30.8%
      Saxapahaw, NC1,31457%18.5%
      Mebane, NC13,59248%1.1%
      Efland, NC76835%26.7%
      Hillsborough, NC6,42852%7.9%

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Milford, MI6,43454%11.9%
      Thurmont, MD6,43546%4.1%
      Topsham, ME6,43647%2.1%
      Valley Center, KS6,42047%1.4%
      Oakmont, PA6,42077%60.0%
      Hillsborough, NC6,42852%7.9%
      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.