Rusk High School

Rusk High School serves 568 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 69%.
Rusk High School operates within the Rusk Independent School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 568 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 568 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Rusk High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Rusk High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Rusk High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
12%
50%
Black
11%
13%
White
73%
31%
All Ethnic Groups Rusk High School Sch Ethnicity Rusk High 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.
0.44 0.41
Rusk 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.
44%
44%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,193 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Rusk Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
4
Number of Students Managed 2,193 730
Rusk Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 68% 80%
Rusk Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $19 MM $9 MM
Rusk Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $19 MM $9 MM
Rusk Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,230 $11,947
Rusk Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,301 $12,666
Rusk Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Alto High School (9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Rusk Intermediate (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rusk Primary (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RuskRusk Primary
    440 Collins St
    RuskTX 75785
    (903)683-6106
    0.5 mi | 431 students | Gr. PK-1                      
  • RuskRusk Elementary School
    300 North Henderson St
    RuskTX 75785
    (903)683-2595
    1.2 mi | 374 students | Gr. 2-3                      
  • RuskRusk Intermediate
    1143 Loop 343 West
    RuskTX 75785
    (903)683-1726
    1.5 mi | 348 students | Gr. 4-5                      
  • RuskRusk J High School
    1345 South Main St
    RuskTX 75785
    (903)683-2502
    1.8 mi | 472 students | Gr. 6-9                      
  • AltoAlto Elementary School
    236 Cr 2429
    AltoTX 75925
    (936)858-7170
    9 mi | 290 students | Gr. PK-4                      

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Did You Know?
Cherokee County, TX 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 0.53, which is higher than the Texas average of 0.41. The most diverse school district in Cherokee County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Texas or national school diversity statistics.