East Rutherford High School

331 East High Rd

Forest City, NC 28043-0635

Tel: (828)245-6424
Grades: 9-12

762 students

East Rutherford High School serves 762 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
East Rutherford High School operates within the Rutherford County s School District.
The school district's 73% graduation rate is lower than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 762 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 762 students
East Rutherford High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
East Rutherford High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade East Rutherford High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more 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 14:1
East Rutherford High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
4%
14%
East Rutherford High School Hispanic (1998-2013)
Black
17%
27%
East Rutherford High School Black (1988-2013)
White
71%
52%
East Rutherford High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
8%
3%
All Ethnic Groups East Rutherford High School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average 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.
0.46 0.45
East Rutherford High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
56%
47%
East Rutherford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
7%
7%
East Rutherford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,364 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Rutherford County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
1
Number of Students Managed 9,364 1,330
Rutherford County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 73% 74%
Rutherford County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $94 MM $19 MM
District Spending $100 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,827 $11,105
Rutherford County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,426 $10,880
Rutherford County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Forest CityForrest W Hunt Elementary School
    100 Forrest Hunt Dr
    Forest CityNC 28043
    (828)245-2161
    0.9 mi | 431 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Forest CityHarris Elementary School
    3330 Us 221 South Hwy
    Forest CityNC 28043
    (828)248-2354
    1 mi | 492 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Forest CityRutherford Opportunity Center
    Alternative School
    140 Old Caroleen Rd
    Forest CityNC 28043
    (828)248-5294
    Alternative School

    1.2 mi | 105 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • Forest CityForest City-dunbar Elementary School
    286 Learning Parkway
    Forest CityNC 28043
    (828)245-4978
    2.6 mi | 503 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Forest CityChase Middle School
    840 Chase High Rd
    Forest CityNC 28043
    (828)247-1044
    3 mi | 722 students | Gr. 6-8                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 03, 2011 - 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

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