Spruce Pine school information

IndexSpruce PineNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores49%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools31,89579,221
Total private schools351024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Spruce Pine, NC educational system consists of 3 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Spruce Pine public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 13% higher than than the North Carolina average and equal to than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Spruce Pine public schools is 16:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 70.4% have completed high school, 14.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Spruce Pine are equal to the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Spruce Pine.
  • 75.2% of people in Spruce Pine have completed 8th grade.
  • 70.4% of people in Spruce Pine have completed high school.
  • 14.5% of people in Spruce Pine have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Spruce Pine

IndexSpruce PineNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade75.2%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school70.4%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college45.1%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree25.9%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.5%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.7%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Burnsville, NC1,67455%12%
Newland, NC87447%4%
Crossnore, NC24345%9%
Bakersville, NC61643%12%
Spruce Pine, NC2,21149%0%

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Pine Beach, NJ2,21139%22%
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Spruce Pine, NC2,21149%0%
Source: The Spruce Pine, 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.