Sanford school information

IndexSanfordNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores39%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:115:116:1
Total public schools121,89579,221
Total private schools351024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Sanford, NC educational system consists of 12 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Sanford public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 11% lower than than the North Carolina average and 21% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sanford public schools is 12:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.6% have completed high school, 22.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Sanford are 21% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Sanford.
  • 76.5% of people in Sanford have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.6% of people in Sanford have completed high school.
  • 22.7% of people in Sanford have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Sanford

IndexSanfordNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade76.5%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school74.6%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college54.8%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.0%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.7%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.1%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.3%1.3%

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

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Cameron, NC25837%26%
Sanford, NC29,04839%21%

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Sanford, NC29,04839%21%
Source: The Sanford, 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.