Locust school information

IndexLocustNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores51%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools31,89579,221
Total private schools151024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Locust, NC educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Locust public schools have average test scores of 51% which is 17% higher than than the North Carolina average and 4% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Locust public schools is 16:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.1% have completed high school, 18.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Locust are 4% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Locust.
  • 85.3% of people in Locust have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.1% of people in Locust have completed high school.
  • 18.0% of people in Locust have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Locust

IndexLocustNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade85.3%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school85.1%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college54.3%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.2%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.0%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.4%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Misenheimer, NC73275%51%
Stallings, NC14,75968%37%
Unionville, NC6,39765%31%
Indian Trail, NC36,35763%28%
Aquadale, NC21360%21%
Locust, NC3,03651%4%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Williamson, WV3,03635%29%
Ladonia, AL3,03636%27%
Oaklawn-Sunview, KS3,03727%45%
Atkins, AR3,03831%37%
McCall, ID3,03459%20%
Locust, NC3,03651%4%
Source: The Locust, 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.