Rocky Mount school information

IndexRocky MountNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores27%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools171,89579,221
Total private schools751024,874
Total post-secondary schools21837,963
The Rocky Mount, NC educational system consists of 17 public schools, 7 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Rocky Mount public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 39% lower than than the North Carolina average and 46% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Rocky Mount public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.3% have completed high school, 19.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Rocky Mount are 46% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Rocky Mount.
  • 79.4% of people in Rocky Mount have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.3% of people in Rocky Mount have completed high school.
  • 19.7% of people in Rocky Mount have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Rocky Mount

IndexRocky MountNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade79.4%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school78.3%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college50.4%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.6%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.7%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.7%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.3%1.3%

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

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Whitakers, NC87449%1%
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Red Oak, NC3,43231%38%
Rocky Mount, NC56,17527%46%

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Rocky Mount, NC56,17527%46%
Source: The Rocky Mount, 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.