North Carolina Education
North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Schools:June Atkinson
Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days or 1000 school hours are required by North Carolina state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 115 public school districts in North Carolina.
Number of Public Schools: There are 2592 public schools in North Carolina. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 1,483,397 public school students in North Carolina. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 105,036 public school teachers in North Carolina.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 96 charter schools in North Carolina.
Per Pupil Spending: North Carolina spends $8,468 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In North Carolina is 14.1 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 70.6% of schools in North Carolina are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 12.4% of students in North Carolina are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 7.2% of students in North Carolina are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 48.8% of students in North Carolina schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2.6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 1.4%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 76.9% of all students entering high school in North Carolina graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 140.2 students per 1000 in North Carolina had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 286 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in North Carolina. The U.S. average was 283.
Reading: 263 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in North Carolina. The U.S. average was 264.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 66.0% of students in North Carolina go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 574 private schools in North Carolina.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 99,300 private school students in North Carolina.*
The average teacher pay for the state of North Carolina was $42,556.67 in 2009.##
The state of North Carolina has a teacher’s minimum salary schedule. However, some districts may negotiate salaries with their teachers.
*Data courtesy of Education Bug .
**Data courtesy of ED.gov
***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis
****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics
##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info