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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.

Rutherford School District Rankings

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High Schools in Rutherford School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
245 responses
Average ACT
29
35 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
$74,495
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$42,140,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,581/ 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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The school system itself is very well taught. There are a lot of teachers who are willing to help you go the extra mile. Even if you're confused about an assignment they will do what it takes for you to understand. Therefore, the coaching staff for sports isn't what I hoped for it to be and was a lot of upsetting and unnecessary times due to their coaching. Along with that, of course, some of the students weren't friendly. Overall the work and education part I am deeply grateful to have some of these teachers help me along the way.
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.