Avg. test scores 38%
High school dipl. 10%
Bachelors degree 45%
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Kinston school information

IndexKinstonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores30%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools151,89579,221
Total private schools351024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Kinston are 38% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Kinston
  • 75.9% of people in Kinston have completed 8th grade
  • 74.3% of people in Kinston have completed high school
  • 16.7% of people in Kinston have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Kinston

      IndexKinstonNorth CarolinaNational
      Completed 8th grade75.9%83.4%84.3%
      Completed high school74.3%81.9%83.0%
      Completed some college48.0%59.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree25.8%38.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors16.7%29.0%30.3%
      Completed masters6.7%10.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.7%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.1%1.3%1.3%

      Kinston, NC School Districts

      • Lenoir County Schools

      There are a total of 15 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Kinston. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Kinston, NC schools is 30%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Kinston, NC, an average of 75.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 74.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Trenton, NC34843%11.0%
      Ayden, NC5,16736%25.9%
      La Grange, NC2,75335%27.3%
      Seven Springs, NC7635%27.8%
      Snow Hill, NC1,71633%30.6%
      Kinston, NC21,39330%38.0%

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Camas, WA21,39372%49.0%
      East Moline, IL21,39424%51.0%
      Greenfield, IN21,38062%29.5%
      Perrysburg, OH21,36788%82.9%
      Waynesboro, VA21,36671%47.0%
      Kinston, NC21,39330%38.0%
      Source: The Kinston, 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.