Rutherford College Elementary School

Rutherford College Elementary School serves 210 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Rutherford College Elementary School operates within the Burke County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 210 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 210 students
Rutherford College Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Rutherford College Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Rutherford College Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Rutherford College Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
2%
Rutherford College Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
7%
13%
Rutherford College Elementary School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
1%
27%
Rutherford College Elementary School Black (1992-2012)
White
80%
52%
Rutherford College Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Rutherford College Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Rutherford College Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.35 0.44
Rutherford College Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
44%
45%
Rutherford College Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
10%
8%
Rutherford College Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,496 students has decreased by 13% over five years.
School District Name Burke County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
27
4
Number of Students Managed 13,496 1,682
Burke County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $129 MM $19 MM
Burke County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $130 MM $18 MM
Burke County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,285 $11,105
Burke County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,333 $10,880
Burke County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jimmy C. Draughn High School (2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Heritage Middle School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Valdese Elementary School (2.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Valdese Jimmy C. Draughn High School
    709 Lovelady Rd
    Valdese , NC 28680
    (828)439-4312
    2  mi  |  796  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Valdese Valdese Elementary School
    298 Praley St
    Valdese , NC 28690
    (828)874-0704
    2.5  mi  |  451  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Valdese Heritage Middle School
    1951 Enon Rd
    Valdese , NC 28690
    (828)874-0731
    3.4  mi  |  614  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Connelly Springs East Burke High School
    3695 East Burke Blvd
    Connelly Springs , NC 28612
    (828)397-5541
    3.4  mi  |  965  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Icard Icard Elementary School
    3087 Icard Sch Rd
    Icard , NC 28666
    (828)397-3491
    3.4  mi  |  298  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Did You Know?
Burke County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.00, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.44. The most diverse school district in Burke County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.