Beaufort County Schools School District

321 Smaw Road
Washington, NC 27889-3937
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Beaufort County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public high schools serving 1,889 students in Beaufort County Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in North Carolina.
Public High Schools in Beaufort County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 56% (versus the North Carolina public high school average of 58%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 58% statewide average).
Public High School in Beaufort County School School District have a Graduation Rate of 76%, which is less than the North Carolina average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Beaufort Co Early College High School, with ≥90% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in North Carolina or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the North Carolina public high school average of 53% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
14 Schools
738 Schools
# Students
5,901 Students
539,647 Students
# Teachers
440 Teachers
32,877 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Beaufort County Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#197 out of 325 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Beaufort County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
49%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Beaufort County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
42%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Beaufort County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
53%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Beaufort County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
81%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Beaufort County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.68
0.68
# American Indian Students
9 Students
5,866 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
22 Students
18,660 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,061 Students
100,068 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
19%
# Black Students
1,896 Students
133,085 Students
% Black Students
32%
25%
# White Students
2,586 Students
256,757 Students
% White Students
44%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
713 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
350 Students
26,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
153
543
# Students in K Grade:
396
5,886
# Students in 1st Grade:
377
5,830
# Students in 2nd Grade:
394
6,059
# Students in 3rd Grade:
422
6,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
428
6,315
# Students in 5th Grade:
451
6,848
# Students in 6th Grade:
469
10,258
# Students in 7th Grade:
477
11,024
# Students in 8th Grade:
447
10,933
# Students in 9th Grade:
552
142,946
# Students in 10th Grade:
483
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
446
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
406
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,812 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,482 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$76 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Beaufort County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$74 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Beaufort County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,812
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Beaufort County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,482
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Beaufort County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Beaufort County Schools School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Beaufort Co Early College High School
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5337 Hwy 264 East, Building 10
Washington, NC 27889
(252) 940-6227
Grades: 9-13
| 256 students
Rank: #22.
Southside High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5700 Hwy 33 East
Chocowinity, NC 27817
(252) 940-1881
Grades: 9-12
| 403 students
Rank: #33.
Northside High School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7868 Free Union Church Road
Pinetown, NC 27865
(252) 943-6341
Grades: 9-12
| 361 students
Rank: #44.
Washington High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Slatestone Road
Washington, NC 27889
(252) 946-0858
Grades: 9-12
| 826 students
Rank: #55.
B C Educational Tech Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5700 Nc Highway 33 East
Chocowinity, NC 27817
(252) 946-5382
Grades: 6-12
| 43 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 14 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 5,901 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : 81% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • : 53% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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