Tar Heel school information

IndexTar HeelNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores28%44%49%
Student/Teacher ration/a15:116:1
Total public schoolsn/a1,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Tar Heel, NC educational system consists of n/a public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Tar Heel public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 36% lower than than the North Carolina average and 43% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Tar Heel public schools is n/a, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.1% have completed high school, 22.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.0% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Tar Heel are 43% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in Tar Heel.
  • 91.1% of people in Tar Heel have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.1% of people in Tar Heel have completed high school.
  • 22.6% of people in Tar Heel have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Tar Heel

IndexTar HeelNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade91.1%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school91.1%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college75.0%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.6%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.6%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.0%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%

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Dublin, NC35855%11%
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Parkton, NC57929%41%
St. Pauls, NC2,02625%49%
Tar Heel, NC16628%43%

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Tar Heel, NC16628%43%
Source: The Tar Heel, 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.