Pender County Schools School District

925 Penderlea Hwy
Burgaw, NC 28425
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public middle schools serving 3,102 students in Pender County Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Pender County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
19 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
10,316 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
632 Teachers
31,852 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Pender County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 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 94% has increased from 89% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#130 out of 325 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Pender County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pender 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.
51%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pender 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.
94%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Pender County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.53
0.70
# American Indian Students
25 Students
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
57 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,731 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
17%
19%
# Black Students
1,177 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
11%
26%
# White Students
6,814 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
66%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
523 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
228
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
773
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
765
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
780
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
716
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
717
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
781
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
766
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
761
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
867
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
948
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
817
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
761
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
636
7,429
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,461 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,101 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$108 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Pender 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 (20-21)
$104 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Pender 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 (20-21)
$10,461
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Pender 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 (20-21)
$10,101
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Pender 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 Pender County Schools School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Topsail Middle School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
17445 Us Hwy 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
(910) 270-2612
Grades: 5-8
| 785 students
Rank: #22.
Surf City Middle School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12345-b Literacy Lane
Hampstead, NC 28443
(910) 928-0087
Grades: 6-8
| 656 students
Rank: #33.
Penderlea Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
11 Garden Road
Willard, NC 28478
(910) 285-2761
Grades: K-8
| 506 students
Rank: #44.
Cape Fear Middle School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1886 Nc Hwy 133
Rocky Point, NC 28457
(910) 602-3334
Grades: 6-8
| 444 students
Rank: #55.
Pender Innovative Learning Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1886 Nc Hwy 133
Rocky Point, NC 28457
(910) 815-7092
Grades: K-12
| 291 students
Rank: #66.
Burgaw Middle School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
500 South Wright Street
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 259-0149
Grades: 6-8
| 248 students
Rank: #77.
West Pender Middle School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
10750 Nc Hwy 53 West
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 283-5626
Grades: 6-8
| 172 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 19 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 10,316 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • : 94% (Top 10% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 55% (Top 50%)
  • : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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