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State of North Carolina Summary

There are 216 districts, 2,577 public schools, and 100 charter schools in North Carolina serving 1,507,864 students. Financially the state of North Carolina spends approximately $8,875 per student. There are 97,308 full-time teachers receiving a total of $5,450,500,572 in salaries and $1,566,741,540 in total benefits. 670,250 students receive a free lunch and 114,018 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 216
Total Schools: 2,577
Charter Schools: 100
Full-time Teachers: 97,308
Total Students: 1,507,864
LEP / ELL Students: 99,150
IEP Students: 184,704
Freshman Graduation Rate: 77%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 670,250
Reduced Lunch: 114,018
Revenue Per Student: $8,875
Salaries: $5,450,500,572
Employee Benefits: $1,566,741,540

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

North Carolina Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 47.60%
Grade 4 Reading 43.70%
Elementary School Science 45.40%
Grade 8 Math 34.20%
Grade 8 Reading 41.00%
Middle School Science 59.10%
High School Math 38.40%
High School Reading 52.30%
High School Science 51.00%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.