Lexington school information

IndexLexingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores40%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:115:116:1
Total public schools221,89579,221
Total private schools451024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Lexington, NC educational system consists of 22 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Lexington public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 8% lower than than the North Carolina average and 18% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lexington public schools is 19:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 67.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 64.7% have completed high school, 14.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.5% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Lexington are 18% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 22 public schools in Lexington.
  • 67.8% of people in Lexington have completed 8th grade.
  • 64.7% of people in Lexington have completed high school.
  • 14.1% of people in Lexington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lexington

IndexLexingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade67.8%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school64.7%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college38.4%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.5%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.1%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.0%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.3%1.3%

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

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Welcome, NC4,61350%1%
Lexington, NC19,08940%18%

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Lexington, NC19,08940%18%
Source: The Lexington, 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.