PROFICIENCY 82% 92% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #2 of 60 in Wilmington
  • Ranked #24 of 3223 in North Carolina
Proficiency Averages
43%North Carolina

Walter L Parsley Elementary School is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "New Hanover County Schools" in Wilmington, NC. There are a total of 702 students and 41 teachers at Walter L Parsley Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1.

Walter L Parsley Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 81.5%, which is 92% higher than the North Carolina average.

Walter L Parsley Elementary School location


Student/Teacher ratio18:1


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Walter L Parsley Elementary School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

Walter L Parsley Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNorth CarolinaNational
White 86.0% 61.7% 51.3% 51.1%
Black 2.8% 21.9% 26.0% 15.9%
Asian 1.7% 1.6% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 5.9% 10.4% 14.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.4% 1.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.3% 3.8% 3.7% 3.1%

Wilmington demographics profile

StatisticWilmingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,20121891
Median age35.438.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%57%55%
Speak English92%89%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%

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%
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Source: The Walter L Parsley Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.