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Rutherford County Schools


Rutherford County Schools is located in west North Carolina. Rutherford County Schools has 564.15 square miles of land area and 1.70 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Rutherford County Schools population is 67,181. Rutherford County Schools median household income is $36,863 in 2010-2014. Rutherford County Schools median house value is $106,500 in 2010-2014. On average, Rutherford County Schools is close to the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (87 out of 104, bottom 16%)
Elementary/Middle School: (58 out of 115, bottom 50%)*
Rank: #84
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:18
Population67,181 (2010-2014), rank #38
Population Growth6.38% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:118.73/sq mi, rank #61
Median Household Income:$36,863 at 2010-2014—5.68% increase since 2005-2009, rank #80
Median House Price:$106,500 at 2010-2014—8.23% increase since 2005-2009, rank #86
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:564.15 sq mi, rank #27
Water Area:1.70 sq mi (0.30%), rank #88
State:North Carolina
County:Rutherford County
City:Rutherfordton, Mooresboro, Forest City, Spindale, Ruth, Union Mills, Lake Lure, Bostic, Henrietta, Ellenboro, Cliffside, Caroleen, Casar, Shelby, Mill Spring, Black Mountain, Chimney Rock
Zip:28139, 28114, 28043, 28160, 28167, 28746, 28018, 28076, 28040, 28019, 28020, 28150, 28756, 28711, 28720
Area:Forest City, NC
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Rutherford County Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

382 West Main St
Forest City NC, 28043, Rutherford County
Phone: 828-288-2200

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:8,5328,9639,0929,1549,3849,5469,654
English Language Learner Students:176178221231252296362
Total Teachers:554.48564.73570.82592.78622.60658.80672.90
Total Other Staff:656.13714.62697.32740.23737.39773.30785.80
Instructional Aides:162.27212.55202.31231.37238.61263.10277.90
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:8.338.008.469.259.2516.0013.40
Total Guidance Counselors:25.8026.8827.0026.9727.0027.0028.00
Elementary Guidance Counselors:10.009.8810.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Secondary Guidance Counselors:15.8017.0017.0016.9717.0017.0018.00
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:15.7116.0015.3016.0016.3317.0017.00
Library/Media Support:2.712.962.888.938.3810.4010.10
District Administrators:11.0013.0012.0010.0013.0013.0014.00
District Administrative Support:31.9431.0231.3634.6633.7333.9028.50
School Administrators:35.4036.0034.9237.7137.9537.8037.50
School Administrative Support:48.5647.8547.7845.8744.3545.0041.00
Student Support Services:69.4568.1666.8162.7052.1238.7036.20
Other Support Services:244.96252.20248.50256.77256.67271.40282.20
Student-Teacher Ratio:15.3915.8715.9315.4415.0714.4914.35


Chase High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   1603 Chase High Rd, Forest City NC 28043
Chase Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   840 Chase High Rd, Forest City NC 28043
Cliffside Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   4016 Us Hwy 221a, Cliffside NC 28024
East Rutherford High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   331 East High Rd, Forest City NC 28043
East Rutherford Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   259 East Church St, Bostic NC 28018
Ellenboro Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   813 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Ellenboro NC 28040
Forest City-Dunbar Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   286 Learning Parkway, Forest City NC 28043
Forrest W Hunt Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   100 Forrest Hunt Dr, Forest City NC 28043
Harris Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3330 Us 221 South Hwy, Forest City NC 28043
Mt Vernon-Ruth Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2785 Hudlow Rd, Forest City NC 28043
Pinnacle Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1204 Painters Gap Rd, Rutherfordton NC 28139
R-S Central High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   641 Hwy 221 North, Rutherfordton NC 28139
R-S Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   545 Charlotte Rd, Rutherfordton NC 28139
Rutherford Early College High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   286 Icc Loop Rd, Spindale NC 28160
Rutherford Opportunity Center Grade 6 to Grade 12   140 Old Caroleen Rd, Forest City NC 28043
Rutherfordton Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   201 Bob Hardin Rd, Rutherfordton NC 28139
Spindale Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   161 North Oak St, Spindale NC 28160
Sunshine Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   231 Toney Rd, Bostic NC 28018

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2006Algebra IEnd of course% met std84%82.6%
2007Algebra IEnd of course% met std50.3%66.7%
2008Algebra IEnd of course% met std56.8%69%
2009Algebra IEnd of course% met std58.2%67.7%
2010Algebra IEnd of course% met std72.8%77.8%
2011Algebra IEnd of course% met std66.4%76.7%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std82%78.7%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std24.4%36.3%
2006Algebra IIEnd of course% met std86.3%80.3%
2007Algebra IIEnd of course% met std60.9%65.1%
2008Algebra IIEnd of course% met std62.9%67.2%
2009Algebra IIEnd of course% met std60.1%72.9%
2010Algebra IIEnd of course% met std73.5%84.9%
2011Algebra IIEnd of course% met std79.5%82.3%
2006BiologyEnd of course% met std62%63.4%
2007BiologyEnd of course% met std65.2%65.3%
2008BiologyEnd of course% met std61.7%68%
2009BiologyEnd of course% met std62.7%71.2%
2010BiologyEnd of course% met std73.1%81.2%
2011BiologyEnd of course% met std69.3%79.9%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std82.7%83%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std38.4%45.6%
2006ChemistryEnd of course% met std65.6%77.1%
2008ChemistryEnd of course% met std62.1%71.8%
2009ChemistryEnd of course% met std68.1%77.7%
2006Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std57.5%60.1%
2007Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std59.5%65.8%
2008Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std60.3%68.5%
2009Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std56%71.4%
2010Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std65.3%78.7%
2011Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std70.2%80%
2006English IEnd of course% met std79.1%82.8%
2007English IEnd of course% met std66.3%72.1%
2008English IEnd of course% met std64.4%73.1%
2009English IEnd of course% met std68.4%73.8%
2010English IEnd of course% met std77.3%82.4%
2011English IEnd of course% met std77.6%80.6%
2012English IEnd of course% met std83.1%82.9%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std44.9%51.2%
2006GeometryEnd of course% met std72.8%68.8%
2007GeometryEnd of course% met std50.9%63.3%
2008GeometryEnd of course% met std58.3%67.9%
2009GeometryEnd of course% met std61.8%73.3%
2010GeometryEnd of course% met std76.4%82.3%
2006Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std61.3%69.1%
2008Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std50.1%58.4%
2009Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std53.6%62.7%
2010Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std60.6%76.4%
2011Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std64.5%76.5%
2006PhysicsEnd of course% met std64.7%85.1%
2008PhysicsEnd of course% met std55.8%81.5%
2009PhysicsEnd of course% met std60%85.9%
2006US HistoryEnd of course% met std47.8%56.8%
2007US HistoryEnd of course% met std56.7%64.6%
2008US HistoryEnd of course% met std54.7%66.5%
2009US HistoryEnd of course% met std60.7%71.2%
2010US HistoryEnd of course% met std67.2%81.6%
2011US HistoryEnd of course% met std71.4%81.5%
EOG Test
2006Mathematics10th Grade% met std< 5.0%17.6%
2007Mathematics10th Grade% met std23.1%22.6%
2008Mathematics10th Grade% met std9.1%25.1%
2012Mathematics10th Grade% met std75%55.7%
2006Reading10th Grade% met std5%18.5%
2007Reading10th Grade% met std80%84.5%
2012Reading10th Grade% met std75%63.5%
2012Science10th Grade% met std75%58.6%
2006Writing10th Grade% met std42.3%54.1%
2007Writing10th Grade% met std40.3%51.8%
2008Writing10th Grade% met std65.5%71.9%
2009Writing10th Grade% met std64.6%70.1%
2010Writing10th Grade% met std62.5%69.4%
2011Writing10th Grade% met std61.9%69.9%
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std68.5%67.8%
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std74.6%70.9%
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std78.4%73.2%
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std87.1%81.3%
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std86.4%81.9%
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std88.6%82.1%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std85.9%82.8%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std42.9%46.8%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std83.9%82.9%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std83.7%81.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std55.8%54.5%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std72.2%65.5%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std67.4%66.4%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std70.7%67.6%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std72%68.8%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std48.0%45.2%
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std71.8%65%
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std72.5%67.7%
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std72.4%72.8%
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std86.1%81.5%
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std87.6%83%
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std87.1%83.8%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std87.3%85.1%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std46.1%47.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std87.3%83.4%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std89.2%85.2%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std56.6%59.2%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std70.7%69.1%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std76.4%71.6%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std74.5%71.6%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std76%71.6%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std43.0%43.7%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std47.4%49.5%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std54%52%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std54.6%58.7%
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std65.6%63.1%
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std65.7%66.7%
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std67.9%69.6%
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std81.9%80.1%
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std83.3%81.2%
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std83.7%82%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std81.3%82.1%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std44.8%47.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std89.3%88.4%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std92.4%89.3%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std56.3%55.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std62.1%68.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std69.7%71.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std75.5%72.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std74%72.3%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std37.4%39.5%
2008Science5th Grade% met std43.7%40.1%
2009Science5th Grade% met std63.6%60.8%
2010Science5th Grade% met std70.1%68.9%
2011Science5th Grade% met std79.7%73.4%
2012Science5th Grade% met std78.6%75.9%
2013Science5th Grade% met std45.5%45.4%
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std55.3%61.9%
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std67.7%64.6%
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std66.5%68.2%
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std79.3%78.1%
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std81.9%80.5%
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std83.6%80.7%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std80.2%80.5%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std32.2%38.9%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std78.8%81.5%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std83.3%82.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std55.1%59.3%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std70.7%71%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std72.9%75.3%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std75.8%75.1%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std75.9%75.2%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std40.1%46.4%
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std64.2%61.8%
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std61.6%63.5%
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std65.9%67.3%
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std75.6%78.4%
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std78.3%80.2%
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std76.9%81.1%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std78.2%81.1%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std32.4%38.5%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std86.6%86.4%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std83.6%86.3%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std44.7%51.1%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std61.5%65%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std64.5%66.8%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std59.6%67.8%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std64%68.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std40.1%47.8%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std37.7%46%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std42.8%50.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std51.9%57.5%
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std56.8%60.7%
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std54.2%65.1%
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std57.1%68.2%
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std78.3%80.4%
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std82.1%83.9%
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std81.1%84.4%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std77.3%85.2%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std20.0%34.2%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std83.3%86.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std86.6%87.9%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std47.1%54.2%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std62.7%66.6%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std68%69.5%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std64.8%69.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std62.6%71.1%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std31.5%41.0%
2008Science8th Grade% met std50.9%51.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std65.3%67.6%
2010Science8th Grade% met std73.3%72.8%
2011Science8th Grade% met std72.2%74.9%
2012Science8th Grade% met std67.5%77.3%
2013Science8th Grade% met std50.9%59.1%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$83,527,000$9,187 $110,395,000$12,060 $91,353,000$9,735 
Total Expenditures:$83,107,000$9,141 $88,736,000$9,694 $89,273,000$9,513 
Total Current Expenditures:$79,077,000$8,697 $83,055,000$9,073 $82,882,000$8,832 
Instructional Expenditures:$48,721,000$5,35961.6%$51,915,000$5,67162.5%$51,956,000$5,53762.7%
Student and Staff Support:$7,671,000$8449.7%$7,650,000$8369.2%$7,290,000$7778.8%
Operations, Food, Other:$14,926,000$1,64218.9%$15,349,000$1,67718.5%$15,805,000$1,68419.1%
Total Capital Outlay:$1,069,000$118 $1,191,000$130 $1,678,000$179 
Construction:$603,000$66 $105,000$11 $1,450,000$155 
Total Other:$55,000$6 $70,000$8 $56,000$6 
Interest on Debt:$2,532,000$278 $3,871,000$423 $4,129,000$440 
Total Salary:$48,331,000$5,316 $50,980,000$5,569 $53,224,000$5,672 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$31,708,000$3,48765.6%$33,951,000$3,70966.6%$36,271,000$3,86568.1%
Other Salary:$16,623,000$1,82834.4%$17,029,000$1,86033.4%$16,953,000$1,80731.9%
Total Benefit:$16,118,000$1,773 $15,553,000$1,699 $15,887,000$1,693 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$10,358,000$1,13964.3%$10,254,000$1,12065.9%$9,897,000$1,05562.3%
Other Benefit:$5,760,000$63435.7%$5,299,000$57934.1%$5,990,000$63837.7%

* Rutherford County Schools was rated 2.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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