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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  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
    B
Rutherford County Early College High School is an above average, public school located in Spindale, NC. It has 198 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 35 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
286 Icc Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160

Rutherford County Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1170
24 responses
Average ACT
25
41 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$36,071
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$623
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,600
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.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
  • Fall Camping Trip
    25%
  • Yearbook Day
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Volunteering
    15%
  • Basketball
    10%
  • Change
    5%
  • Grub/Sports Day
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
198
Free or Reduced Lunch
98%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
35:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,018
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 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
$10,129/ year
National
$12,239
29%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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This school has been the best opportunity anyone could imagine. All the teachers, the whole roughly nine of them, have a genuine care for their students. They are always there and helpful no matter what the time, or reason. Many stay after school to help their students and a good number of students just stay behind to talk to them. I looked forward to every high school class I had because I knew the teachers so well. They all challenge you and make you do your work, but they find a way to make it fun and engaging. The two years of free college was the reason I went, but I would do it all over again without it. I actually helped start a music club at the school.
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REACH school offers a unique high school experience, offering a challenging curriculum to high school students looking to challenge themselves. It's unique learning environment, small class sizes, and knowledgeable staff have provided an excellent opportunity for high school students who would not otherwise excel to their potential abilities in a traditional high school environment.
At REaCH, everyone is one big family. When you find yourself struggling in a class, or just in real life, you can always count on someone to come help you out. At bigger schools, the support is just not as easily accessible. However if I could change one thing about REaCH, it would be outsiders' misconceptions. People often see my school as a place where only the smartest can go, and they cannot have the traditional high school experience. That just isn't true.