B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
382 West Main Street
Forest City, NC 28043
Telephone
(828) 288-2200
Website

Rutherford County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
149 responses
Average ACT
23
115 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
8,604
Free or Reduced Lunch
99.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,540
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$82,080,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,401/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    6%

Rutherford County Schools Reviews

13 reviews
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The Rutherford County School District has been a nice place for me as a high school student to learn and excel. While some teachers and other higher authorities tend to not care about the students' learning, many of them do and do their bests to help us succeed in life. Though, while these teachers wish to help us to grow, many of them simply do not have the resources needed in order to do so. Rutherford County is a county of poverty in which our schools simply do not get enough money to help their students to learn. Many of us have the want to leave Rutherford County, but can not manage to get the money or education to do so. It's not the teachers fault, but the government's. In order for us students to excel in life and to do something worth doing, we need more money put towards our schools. And that is why I would give Rutherford County Schools a rating of 3 stars.
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Growing up in RC Schools, I noticed that some schools were given opportunities that other weren't. There was some favoritism shown by officials of one school over others. However, I was given various opportunities throughout my school life to excel and work my way to a prestigious university. The teachers I had were more than wonderful, giving me all the information and knowledge I needed to get where I am today.
During my time at the Rutherford County Schools, I was not allowed to prosper as a student. I was not allowed to read certain books because they were either "too old" or "too young" for me to read. I was not allowed to move forward in my math book when I had already finished the chapter the class was working on silently. I was treated in a way that I had to fit in with everyone else and that made my academics at Rutherfordton diminish greatly.