East Rutherford High School

East Rutherford High School serves 755 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 49%.
East Rutherford High School operates within the Rutherford County s School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 755 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 755 students
East Rutherford High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % East Rutherford High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
East Rutherford High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade East Rutherford High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
East Rutherford High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
4%
15%
East Rutherford High School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
16%
26%
East Rutherford High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
74%
51%
East Rutherford High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
6%
4%
East Rutherford High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups East Rutherford High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.43 0.45
East Rutherford High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
53%
47%
East Rutherford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
East Rutherford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,532 students has decreased by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,735 is less than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,513 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has grown by 15% over four years.
School District Name Rutherford County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
1
Number of Students Managed 8,532 1,120
Rutherford County s School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 77% 76%
Rutherford County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $91 MM $18 MM
Rutherford County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $89 MM $18 MM
Rutherford County s School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,735 $10,864
Rutherford County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,513 $10,591
Rutherford County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Rutherford Opportunity Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Rutherford Opportunity Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forrest W Hunt Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Forest CityForrest W Hunt Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 376 students100 Forrest Hunt Dr
    Forest CityNC 28043
    (828)245-2161
    0.9PK-5376
  • Forest CityHarris Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 472 students3330 Us 221 South Hwy
    Forest CityNC 28043
    (828)248-2354
    1PK-5472
  • Forest CityRutherford Opportunity Center
    Alternative School
    1.2 miles | Grades: 6-12 | 98 students140 Old Caroleen Rd
    Forest CityNC 28043
    (828)248-5294
    1.26-1298
  • Forest CityForest City-dunbar Elementary School
    2.6 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 433 students286 Learning Parkway
    Forest CityNC 28043
    (828)245-4978
    2.6PK-5433
  • Forest CityChase Middle School
    3 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 732 students840 Chase High Rd
    Forest CityNC 28043
    (828)247-1044
    36-8732

School Reviews

Although there are some benefits to East Rutherford High School such as the ROPE award there are more negatives to this school than anything. For one, almost every staff in this school, with the exception of Shawn Parker and Melisa Greene, pick favorites in students. Leaving the students who aren't picked as a favorite hanging. My time at East Rutherford was filled with hate because the teachers did not seem to care about the students who did not have a personal relationship with the teachers. Also in my time there the students who were deemed a favorite got away with a lot. I was told that last year a young lady who cheated throughout high school was given many scholarships. A lot of the senior class was outraged. Allowing such a dishonest girl get away with cheating for so long and then to give her scholarships that someone else definitely deserved. I have a lot more negatives I could say about this school, but frankly I'm tired of thinking back on how bad of a school East High really is. They need to work on their staff. I will most definitely not be allowing my children to attend this school
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 05/03/11

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