Morganton school information

IndexMorgantonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores42%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:115:116:1
Total public schools171,89579,221
Total private schools551024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Morganton, NC educational system consists of 17 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Morganton public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 4% lower than than the North Carolina average and 15% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Morganton public schools is 11:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 73.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 71.2% have completed high school, 24.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Morganton are 15% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Morganton.
  • 73.5% of people in Morganton have completed 8th grade.
  • 71.2% of people in Morganton have completed high school.
  • 24.2% of people in Morganton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Morganton

IndexMorgantonNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade73.5%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school71.2%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college53.2%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.6%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.2%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.6%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.3%1.3%

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

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Rutherford College, NC1,43470%41%
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Glen Alpine, NC1,35152%6%
Hudson, NC3,73352%5%
Morganton, NC16,71742%15%

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Morganton, NC16,71742%15%
Source: The Morganton, 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.