Raleigh school information

IndexRaleighNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores52%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools791,89579,221
Total private schools3651024,874
Total post-secondary schools121837,963
The Raleigh, NC educational system consists of 79 public schools, 36 private schools and 12 post-secondary schools. Raleigh public schools have average test scores of 52% which is 19% higher than than the North Carolina average and 6% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Raleigh public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.9% have completed high school, 49.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Raleigh are 6% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 79 public schools in Raleigh.
  • 89.8% of people in Raleigh have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.9% of people in Raleigh have completed high school.
  • 49.2% of people in Raleigh have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Raleigh

IndexRaleighNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade89.8%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school88.9%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college75.4%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.0%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.2%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters17.2%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.8%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.3%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Morrisville, NC22,60082%66%
Apex, NC43,89368%39%
Cary, NC155,82268%38%
Holly Springs, NC30,12664%30%
Wake Forest, NC36,47263%29%
Raleigh, NC441,32652%6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Omaha, NE443,07272%47%
Colorado Springs, CO448,75937%25%
Virginia Beach, VA449,73382%67%
Miami, FL432,62247%5%
Atlanta, GA456,37828%44%
Raleigh, NC441,32652%6%
Source: The Raleigh, 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.