B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Cleveland County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Shelby, NC. It has 15,614 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
400 West Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Telephone
(704) 476-8000
Website

Cleveland County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1100
258 responses
Average ACT
23
154 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
15,614
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,356
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$154,309,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,530/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%

Cleveland County Schools Reviews

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I was a student in the Cleveland County School system for 7 years, and it was a nice experience for the most part. Most teachers were engaging and often knew a to beyond just the subject they were teaching. The each school zone was unique and had its own flair. Something I would like to see changed would be how scholarship opportunities are being presented. I attended Cleveland County Early College Highschool. The students were told about scholarships, but they would often be too specfic, so only a hand full could apply. Another problem was not having time to apply for them. Between taking highschool classes, college classes and extracurricular activites, time was limited.
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What I like about Cleveland County Schools is the numerous amounts of opportunities that are open to students. So many ways to step in and get your name out there. Whether that be volunteer work, or shadowing a future desired career. Cleveland County schools has made numerous ways for the students to want to get involved. So that they can later better themselves. Something I would change is the superiority that sports has over academics.
After being a former student in Gaston County, I have to say that Cleveland County schools is honestly the best. Here at Kings Mountain High School everyone treats each other like a family. Every teacher I know really cares about the student's education. At my old school the teachers seemed like they were only there because they had to be and not because they wanted to be. I am grateful to be in a Cleveland County School. My grades have gotten a whole lot better since I switched.