Selma school information

IndexSelmaNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores24%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools21,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Selma, NC educational system consists of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Selma public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 46% lower than than the North Carolina average and 52% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Selma public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 60.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 56.6% have completed high school, 11.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Selma are 52% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Selma.
  • 60.0% of people in Selma have completed 8th grade.
  • 56.6% of people in Selma have completed high school.
  • 11.4% of people in Selma have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Selma

IndexSelmaNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade60.0%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school56.6%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college36.5%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.1%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.4%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.3%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%

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

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Clayton, NC18,55354%9%
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Princeton, NC1,34346%7%
Kenly, NC1,74441%17%
Selma, NC6,32524%52%

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Selma, NC6,32524%52%
Source: The Selma, 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.