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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Rutherford High School is a highly rated, public school located in Rutherford, NJ. It has 744 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Rutherford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
247 responses
Average ACT
29
36 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Popcert
    24%
  • Talent Show
    13%
  • Field trips
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rally
    8%
  • School plays/musicals
    8%
  • Choir concert
    8%

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
744
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,495
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,581/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Rutherford High School Reviews

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It was a pleasure attending Rutherford High School. It is a very welcoming community, and its academics have been getting better over the years with more rigorous courses being added to the curriculum. There is something for everyone at RHS, and it is just a great place to go to school! Some of the teachers are amazing, while some are ok. You have to choose your classes wisely in some cases. Other than that, it is a very nice school. Go DAWGS!
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Rutherford High School has prepared me for my future in many ways. They helped me prepare and organize for everything from college essays, scholarships, and even college applications. If it wasn't for them, then I would've been so behind and would have missed out many important deadlines.
Rutherford High School offers many excellent opportunities for students to pursue various fields, such as engineering, the arts, literature, history, and so on. There are many Honors and AP courses that students can take in order to challenge themselves and possibly earn college credit.