Rusk High School

495 Eagle Dr,

Rusk, TX, 75785-1122

Tel: (903)683-5401
Grades: 9-12

568 students

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
Rusk High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Rusk High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
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 less than the state average of 0.64. 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 (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Rusk High School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
12%
50%
Rusk High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
11%
13%
Rusk High School Black (1988-2012)
White
73%
31%
Rusk High School White (1988-2012)
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 0.64
Rusk High 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%
44%
Rusk High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
7%
7%
Rusk High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,193 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 64% over five years.
School District Name Rusk Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 2,193 799
Rusk Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
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: 2012 (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
  • Rusk Rusk Primary
    440 Collins St
    Rusk , TX , 75785
    (903)683-6106
    0.5  mi  |  431  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Rusk Rusk Elementary School
    300 North Henderson St
    Rusk , TX , 75785
    (903)683-2595
    1.2  mi  |  374  students  |  Gr.  2-3
  • Rusk Rusk Intermediate
    1143 Loop 343 West
    Rusk , TX , 75785
    (903)683-1726
    1.5  mi  |  348  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Rusk Rusk J High School
    1345 South Main St
    Rusk , TX , 75785
    (903)683-2502
    1.8  mi  |  472  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Alto Alto Elementary School
    236 Cr 2429
    Alto , TX , 75925
    (936)858-7170
    9  mi  |  290  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

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