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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Rowan County Early College is a highly rated, public school located in Salisbury, NC. It has 247 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 33 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S
Salisbury, NC 28146
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
47 responses
Average ACT
24
57 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$41,760
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$768
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,300
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
  • Ice cream social twice a year!
    25%
  • That we have such flexible schedules
    21%
  • Overnight trips during freshman and junior year
    18%
  • Field trips!
    14%
  • All grades interacting
    11%
  • Field Day (Relay for Life)
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
247
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
33:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,575
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,420/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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While attending Rowan County Early College I had a great educational experience. I earned the opportunity to attend college at a young age and see what the college acceptance process was like. In middle school, I competed against fellow students in my district to earn a spot that only 60 students could earn. I earned a spot and worked hard even when I felt like I'd reached the hardest point. If I could change one thing about the program I'd change the environment. I feel as though we are one of the best schools in our district but our learning environment wasn't the best. I remember being part of a team to better our school and try to get funding for a new school building but we didn't have enough support. If I could change anything for future Rowan County Early College students it would be the learning environment. A better building with more classrooms and teachers. A diverse staff so students could feel more comfortable with teachers and tools to help them.
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I have a different experience than any regular high school student. Yes, I have missed out on a lot of experiences that a regular high school student does but I wouldn't have changed not going to a regular high school. Rowan Co Early College is like a family. We are all so very close and we help everyone out in every way we can. I am so thankful for my experience at Rowan Co Early College because it was amazing 4 years. I remember getting a letter in the mail letting me know that I was accepted. I could not believe I was an Early College Student. Now, I am a senior and I have put in so much work to be able to get a high school diploma as well as an associate degree in arts. It was not easy, I styaed up late most nights so make sure all of my work was done. I am so ready to get both dipolmas in my hand becuase I worked so hard for them!
The Rowan County Early College is a fantastic community of teachers, students, and administration. This program has enabled many students to obtain a college degree, many of which would not have access to college if this program did not exist. RCEC has a diverse community of students, and its faculty is made up of teachers and administration who want to see their students succeed. In the years to come, I hope to see the this school community receive better facilities that can house the entire student population.