North Carolina Public Schools

North Carolina is the #9 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,499,541 students students across 2,596 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 48% (majority Black), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(NC) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
13%
Black
27%
White
52%
Unknown
5%
  • County
    # Schools
    # Students
    % Minority
  • 4141 Schools |
    26,03526,035 Students |
    46% 46% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    6,3916,391 Students |
    18% 18% Minority
  • 55 Schools |
    2,0652,065 Students |
    30% 30% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    3,7703,770 Students |
    67% 67% Minority
  • 55 Schools |
    3,2683,268 Students |
    11% 11% Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    2,3792,379 Students |
    11% 11% Minority
  • 1414 Schools |
    7,2767,276 Students |
    49% 49% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    2,8692,869 Students |
    85% 85% Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    5,2425,242 Students |
    59% 59% Minority
  • 2020 Schools |
    13,18713,187 Students |
    31% 31% Minority
  • 5858 Schools |
    30,12930,129 Students |
    27% 27% Minority
  • 3232 Schools |
    13,26413,264 Students |
    27% 27% Minority
  • 5151 Schools |
    37,35637,356 Students |
    40% 40% Minority
  • 2626 Schools |
    12,56212,562 Students |
    19% 19% Minority
  • 55 Schools |
    1,9391,939 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 1717 Schools |
    8,0508,050 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 44 Schools |
    2,3502,350 Students |
    49% 49% Minority
  • 4444 Schools |
    24,42624,426 Students |
    36% 36% Minority
  • 1616 Schools |
    7,2537,253 Students |
    47% 47% Minority
  • 1616 Schools |
    3,8253,825 Students |
    9% 9% Minority
  • 44 Schools |
    2,3562,356 Students |
    51% 51% Minority
  • 33 Schools |
    1,4111,411 Students |
    7% 7% Minority
  • 3030 Schools |
    16,90316,903 Students |
    34% 34% Minority
  • 2828 Schools |
    11,05611,056 Students |
    46% 46% Minority
  • 2727 Schools |
    15,33915,339 Students |
    46% 46% Minority
  • 103103 Schools |
    57,87957,879 Students |
    66% 66% Minority
  • 99 Schools |
    3,5103,510 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    5,0155,015 Students |
    18% 18% Minority
  • 4141 Schools |
    23,74923,749 Students |
    27% 27% Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    6,4506,450 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 1717 Schools |
    9,8469,846 Students |
    63% 63% Minority
  • 6565 Schools |
    36,70336,703 Students |
    78% 78% Minority
  • 2323 Schools |
    11,60511,605 Students |
    71% 71% Minority
  • 8989 Schools |
    56,98956,989 Students |
    56% 56% Minority
  • 1717 Schools |
    9,1149,114 Students |
    47% 47% Minority
  • 6060 Schools |
    33,68833,688 Students |
    34% 34% Minority
  • 55 Schools |
    1,8561,856 Students |
    41% 41% Minority
  • 33 Schools |
    1,2221,222 Students |
    17% 17% Minority
  • 2121 Schools |
    7,8957,895 Students |
    51% 51% Minority
  • 66 Schools |
    3,2273,227 Students |
    69% 69% Minority
  • 136136 Schools |
    79,52879,528 Students |
    61% 61% Minority
  • 2121 Schools |
    8,2088,208 Students |
    71% 71% Minority
  • 3131 Schools |
    19,96719,967 Students |
    43% 43% Minority
  • 1616 Schools |
    7,7057,705 Students |
    10% 10% Minority
  • 2525 Schools |
    14,36214,362 Students |
    27% 27% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    4,2744,274 Students |
    68% 68% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    7,4237,423 Students |
    72% 72% Minority
  • 22 Schools |
    413413 Students |
    45% 45% Minority
  • 4646 Schools |
    28,92428,924 Students |
    28% 28% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    4,2094,209 Students |
    24% 24% Minority
  • 3737 Schools |
    26,72626,726 Students |
    40% 40% Minority
  • 77 Schools |
    1,6081,608 Students |
    53% 53% Minority
  • 1616 Schools |
    9,9959,995 Students |
    55% 55% Minority
  • 2121 Schools |
    9,8549,854 Students |
    62% 62% Minority
  • 2626 Schools |
    13,69713,697 Students |
    19% 19% Minority
  • 1010 Schools |
    4,3854,385 Students |
    18% 18% Minority
  • 77 Schools |
    2,5322,532 Students |
    5% 5% Minority
  • 1313 Schools |
    5,2255,225 Students |
    56% 56% Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    6,7606,760 Students |
    20% 20% Minority
  • 184184 Schools |
    141,941141,941 Students |
    67% 67% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    2,0102,010 Students |
    9% 9% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    4,2954,295 Students |
    54% 54% Minority
  • 2525 Schools |
    11,21911,219 Students |
    37% 37% Minority
  • 2020 Schools |
    13,12913,129 Students |
    63% 63% Minority
  • 4444 Schools |
    24,89324,893 Students |
    36% 36% Minority
  • 1010 Schools |
    3,0983,098 Students |
    84% 84% Minority
  • 4646 Schools |
    24,58824,588 Students |
    38% 38% Minority
  • 3636 Schools |
    20,89720,897 Students |
    43% 43% Minority
  • 66 Schools |
    2,4782,478 Students |
    46% 46% Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    6,0756,075 Students |
    53% 53% Minority
  • 1616 Schools |
    8,5168,516 Students |
    33% 33% Minority
  • 44 Schools |
    1,7721,772 Students |
    37% 37% Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    6,0546,054 Students |
    43% 43% Minority
  • 3939 Schools |
    24,70624,706 Students |
    62% 62% Minority
  • 77 Schools |
    2,4092,409 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 3737 Schools |
    22,26322,263 Students |
    30% 30% Minority
  • 1818 Schools |
    7,9597,959 Students |
    54% 54% Minority
  • 4747 Schools |
    26,40826,408 Students |
    84% 84% Minority
  • 2727 Schools |
    14,03414,034 Students |
    37% 37% Minority
  • 3535 Schools |
    20,53120,531 Students |
    35% 35% Minority
  • 1919 Schools |
    9,3599,359 Students |
    26% 26% Minority
  • 1818 Schools |
    8,5088,508 Students |
    64% 64% Minority
  • 1919 Schools |
    6,1416,141 Students |
    68% 68% Minority
  • 2525 Schools |
    9,7709,770 Students |
    26% 26% Minority
  • 2020 Schools |
    7,6017,601 Students |
    14% 14% Minority
  • 3030 Schools |
    12,47912,479 Students |
    25% 25% Minority
  • 77 Schools |
    1,8111,811 Students |
    26% 26% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    3,7273,727 Students |
    17% 17% Minority
  • 33 Schools |
    606606 Students |
    58% 58% Minority
  • 5151 Schools |
    40,02840,028 Students |
    32% 32% Minority
  • 1717 Schools |
    7,7667,766 Students |
    74% 74% Minority
  • 195195 Schools |
    156,249156,249 Students |
    50% 50% Minority
  • 77 Schools |
    2,4572,457 Students |
    82% 82% Minority
  • 66 Schools |
    1,8451,845 Students |
    79% 79% Minority
  • 99 Schools |
    4,5834,583 Students |
    14% 14% Minority
  • 3434 Schools |
    20,06920,069 Students |
    59% 59% Minority
  • 2222 Schools |
    10,11410,114 Students |
    20% 20% Minority
  • 2929 Schools |
    14,02714,027 Students |
    65% 65% Minority
  • 1313 Schools |
    5,3945,394 Students |
    26% 26% Minority
  • 1010 Schools |
    2,4082,408 Students |
    12% 12% Minority
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Did You Know?
North Carolina public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in North Carolina is Hoke County Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or in the USA.