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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Rutherford School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Rutherford, NJ. It has 2,646 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Rutherford School District Rankings

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Middle Schools in Rutherford School District

High Schools in Rutherford School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
238 responses
Average ACT
29
34 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,646
Free or Reduced Lunch
3.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,028
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$42,140,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,595/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    0%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$96,384
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,373
National
$949
Median Home Value
$460,900
National
$184,700

Rutherford School District Reviews

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Rutherford High School is an excellent high school that truly wants the best for its students. Rigorous classes along with competitive students provide for this excellent high school, that Rutherford High School. Rutherford High School is also in a great location as it is only a few blocks from the main street in Rutherford. With this, students are able to access the downtown area of Rutherford. The downtown restaurants are very good and offer some very good student specials and food. On the athletic side of things, Rutherford is very good as well. Rutherford offers great, competitive levels of Freshman, Junior Varisty and Varisty sports. All in all, Rutherford is an exceptional high school.
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Rutherford schools offer diverse classes, clubs, and activities that meet the interests of most students. Many fun extracurricular activities are always available throughout the year for students to take part in, same may even be beneficial for the students' intended field of study or plans after high school.
The School Culture is beyond amazing, the school takes great pride in most events, specially sporting events. There is great support within the school, and everyone comes together in times of adversity.
However, the school is not perfect. There are teachers who have had multiple complains against them, but no action seems to have been taken. Students' concerns and frustration are not being taken seriously, and teachers do not get held accountable for the complaints against them.
Compared to other counties in Tennessee, Rutherford county was a big change in my perspective when coming from a poor county. Teachers worry more about you, they prepare you the most for important tests like ACT. However, I wished schools had more organization and School Spirit, which really makes it more enjoyable when being in school. I hope too that It would have more well behaving students.