Smithfield school information

IndexSmithfieldNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores40%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:115:116:1
Total public schools51,89579,221
Total private schools151024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Smithfield, NC educational system consists of 5 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Smithfield public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 9% lower than than the North Carolina average and 19% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Smithfield public schools is 11:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.9% have completed high school, 19.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Smithfield are 19% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Smithfield.
  • 74.5% of people in Smithfield have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.9% of people in Smithfield have completed high school.
  • 19.9% of people in Smithfield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Smithfield

IndexSmithfieldNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade74.5%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school72.9%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college50.2%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.8%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.9%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Clayton, NC18,55354%9%
Wilson's Mills, NC2,43348%3%
Archer Lodge, NC4,61446%7%
Princeton, NC1,34346%7%
Kenly, NC1,74441%17%
Smithfield, NC11,74640%19%

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Tucson Estates, AZ11,74730%40%
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Somersworth, NH11,75638%23%
Los Alamos, NM11,73353%7%
Smithfield, NC11,74640%19%
Source: The Smithfield, 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.