North Carolina State Information

Where North Carolina Ranks
North Carolina National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $7,086 $7,734 39
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 20.9 21.2 31
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $27,572 $29,564 34
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $42,411 $45,771 23
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 67 %71 % 37
  • Black
  • -- %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • -- %78 %
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    State Information
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    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Michael F. Easley (D)
    State Superintendent: June St. Clair Atkinson
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 1,335,954
    No. of Districts: 121
    No. of Public Schools: 2,223
    No. of Public School Teachers: 87,677
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $8.6 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 35.7
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 33.9%
    Students With Disabilities: 14.2%
    English-Language Learners: 4.5%

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