Best Public Schools in Zip Code 28472


The 28472 zip code area is home to 9 schools across 3 school districts, serving students from elementary through high school. While the schools in this area face significant challenges, with most having very high rates of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, a few standout institutions are worth highlighting.

Old Dock Elementary is a top-performing school in the region, ranking in the top 268 elementary schools in North Carolina and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. It boasts strong test scores, with over 75% of 3rd and 4th graders proficient or better in reading. In contrast, Classical Charter Schools of Whiteville has a low 1-star rating but stands out for its diverse student population, with a high percentage of Native American and multiracial students. While its academic performance is below the state average, the school's unique demographics make it an interesting option for families seeking educational choice.

Among the high schools, Columbus Career and College Academy performs better than the district average on end-of-course exams, particularly in English II and Math III. This suggests the school may be providing targeted support and curriculum to help students succeed. Overall, the data reveals stark differences in academic performance between the schools, even within the same Whiteville City Schools and Columbus County Schools districts, highlighting the need for continued efforts to support and improve educational outcomes for all students in the 28472 zip code area.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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