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Shelby school information

Index Shelby North Carolina National
Average Test Scores41%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools151,89579,221
Total private schools151024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Shelby are 16% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Shelby
  • 82.2% of people in Shelby have completed 8th grade
  • 79.9% of people in Shelby have completed high school
  • 19.9% of people in Shelby have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Shelby

      Index Shelby North Carolina National
      Completed 8th grade82.2%83.4%84.3%
      Completed high school79.9%81.9%83.0%
      Completed some college50.0%59.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree29.0%38.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors19.9%29.0%30.3%
      Completed masters8.5%10.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.9%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.5%1.3%1.3%

      Shelby, NC School Districts

      • Cleveland County Schools

      There are a total of 15 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Shelby. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Shelby, NC schools is 41%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Shelby, NC, an average of 82.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 79.9% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Mooresboro, NC22073%51.0%
      Ellenboro, NC79458%19.8%
      Grover, NC58855%13.5%
      Cliffside, NC70752%8.3%
      Kings Mountain, NC10,88548%0.4%
      Shelby, NC20,04641%15.6%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Punta Gorda, FL20,04465%35.1%
      Amherst Center, MA20,03758%19.8%
      West Chester, PA20,03374%54.7%
      Glassboro, NJ20,06936%25.0%
      Port Angeles, WA20,07154%12.8%
      Shelby, NC20,04641%15.6%
      Source: The Shelby, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 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.