Valdese school information

IndexValdeseNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores57%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:115:116:1
Total public schools21,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Valdese, NC educational system consists of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Valdese public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 31% higher than than the North Carolina average and 16% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Valdese public schools is 12:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.7% have completed high school, 24.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Valdese are 16% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Valdese.
  • 80.0% of people in Valdese have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.7% of people in Valdese have completed high school.
  • 24.7% of people in Valdese have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Valdese

IndexValdeseNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade80.0%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school77.7%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college52.8%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.0%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.7%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.7%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rutherford College, NC1,43470%41%
Rhodhiss, NC1,02665%31%
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Hildebran, NC2,07655%11%
Glen Alpine, NC1,35152%6%
Valdese, NC4,46757%16%

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Lawrenceville, IL4,46417%65%
Valdese, NC4,46757%16%
Source: The Valdese, 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.