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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Rutherford County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Forest City, NC. It has 8,527 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
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
44%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1090
168 responses
Average ACT
23
139 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
8,527
Free or Reduced Lunch
98.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,540
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%

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

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If I have to be homeschooled because the schools in Rutherford County are so bad, then something wrong must be going on. Most of the public friends I have are very rough around the edges. I have never heard a good story that involved any of the schools in the Rutherford County schools and I highly doubt I will since it seems to get worse and worse. I think the reason for this is because too many kids don't care about learning and have grown up being disrespectful to adults and only care about themselves. I also think that we need to get God into the school systems if there are going to be any big changes.
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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.
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.