Southport school information

IndexSouthportNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores46%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools41,89579,221
Total private schools251024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Southport, NC educational system consists of 4 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Southport public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 4% higher than than the North Carolina average and 8% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Southport public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.7% have completed high school, 32.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Southport are 8% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Southport.
  • 89.9% of people in Southport have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.7% of people in Southport have completed high school.
  • 32.7% of people in Southport have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Southport

IndexSouthportNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade89.9%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school89.7%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college64.7%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.5%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.7%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.9%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Carolina Beach, NC6,04861%24%
Myrtle Grove, NC9,87246%6%
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC5,70342%15%
Bolivia, NC22837%25%
Southport, NC3,29146%8%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Shackle Island, TN3,29074%50%
Spencer, NC3,29023%53%
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Valley Springs, CA3,29336%28%
Southport, NC3,29146%8%
Source: The Southport, 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.