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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
R-S Central High School is an above average, public school located in Rutherfordton, NC. It has 808 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

R-S Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1080
77 responses
Average ACT
22
56 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$41,564
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$690
National
$949
Median Home Value
$115,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
  • Basketball Games
    38%
  • Singing the school song after every sports event
    25%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Pep Rallies
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
808
Free or Reduced Lunch
98%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,018
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,129/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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I love the people of R-S Central. As a transfer student, I was very fearful of not making friends. Though I was shy at first, I was taken under the wing of several good students. The students there are caring of one another. Cliques can be found but you will always find different groups of friends blending together. The only negative experience I had with R-S Central is the poorly run administration. I had a lot of questions about college that went unanswered which left me feeling frantic and unprepared as my senior year came to a close. I had good teachers but many seemed to favor students and allowed the poorly behaved students do as they pleased in a class setting. Every school has its flaws and things that make them stand out. Overall, R-S Central is a wonderful school and I am proud to be a Hilltopper!
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I liked that everyone knows each other because of how small our campus is. Everyone was really supportive of another and helped out in anyway they could. While everyone was supportive of each other, R-S Central does not provide much opportunity. I wish R-S Central had more clubs and extracurriculars so the students could prepare more for the future and learn more about theirselves. I think the overall student life of R-S Central would be greatly improved if there were more activities and clubs for students to get involved in.
I love R-S Central. We always come together as a school to solve problems and to get people involved. The staff is very generous and will do everything that they can to help you. R-S Central has many great programs. Our ROTC program is one of the best in the nation. They have won many awards on a national scale and have held Central's name high. The sports programs at this school are amazing as well. They are all filled with great team players and hard-working coaches. We are all proud to be a hilltopper!