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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Cleveland County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Shelby, NC. It has 15,225 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
About Cleveland County Schools...
Address
400 West Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Telephone
(704) 476-8000

Cleveland County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1100
359 responses
Average ACT
23
243 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
15,225
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,316
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$154,309,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,329/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$33,968
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$707
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,000
National
$184,700

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.
I feel they were very helpful with college preparations. They taught us exactly what we needed to know going into the next step of our life journey. They also made sure we understood things before moving onto new subjects. The only thing I would want to change would probably be the involvement of the parents or even guardians. They did not have many meetings with the students and their parents together. I feel by doing this it would help the parents understand more with the students school work and homework. And even make homework a more positive activity.