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Avg. test scores 6%
High school dipl. 6%
Bachelors degree 33%

Wilmington school information

IndexWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores46%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:115:116:1
Total public schools331,89579,221
Total private schools1551024,874
Total post-secondary schools41837,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Wilmington are 6% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 33 public schools in Wilmington
  • 88.3% of people in Wilmington have completed 8th grade
  • 87.6% of people in Wilmington have completed high school
  • 40.4% of people in Wilmington have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Wilmington

      IndexWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
      Completed 8th grade88.3%83.4%84.3%
      Completed high school87.6%81.9%83.0%
      Completed some college71.1%59.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree49.6%38.1%38.5%
      Completed bachelors40.4%29.0%30.3%
      Completed masters13.6%10.2%11.5%
      Completed professional degree4.6%2.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.9%1.3%1.3%

      Wilmington, NC School Districts

      • New Hanover County Schools

      There are a total of 33 public schools, 15 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Wilmington. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Wilmington, NC schools is 46%. The average student to teacher ratio is 17:1. In Wilmington, NC, an average of 88.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 87.6% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Wrightsville Beach, NC2,54690%82%
      Ogden, NC6,90980%62%
      Murraysville, NC14,84367%37%
      Hampstead, NC4,89061%25%
      Carolina Beach, NC6,04861%24%
      Wilmington, NC113,72446%6%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Arvada, CO113,53237%24%
      Downey, CA113,22341%17%
      Odessa, TX114,25859%19%
      Round Rock, TX112,76779%61%
      Lansing, MI114,77330%39%
      Wilmington, NC113,72446%6%
      Source: The Wilmington, 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.