Cleveland County Schools School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 29 public schools serving 14,992 students in Cleveland County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Cleveland County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Cleveland County Schools School District are Cleveland Echs, West Elementary School and Grover Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Cleveland County Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Cleveland County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Cleveland County Schools School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 13
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
29 Schools
2,688 Schools
# Students
14,992 Students
1,551,508 Students
# Teachers
1,031 Teachers
99,310 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Cleveland County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 305 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#126 out of 305 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cleveland County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cleveland County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cleveland County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cleveland County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.56
0.68
# American Indian Students
15 Students
20,054 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
117 Students
51,696 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
907 Students
271,088 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
18%
# Black Students
4,142 Students
393,089 Students
% Black Students
28%
25%
# White Students
8,979 Students
749,017 Students
% White Students
60%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
2,146 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
829 Students
66,064 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
413
18,691
# Students in K Grade:
1,017
115,006
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,001
115,491
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,081
116,934
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,133
121,120
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,174
122,769
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,161
123,069
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,063
119,743
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,192
116,908
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,062
110,052
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,223
130,053
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,192
120,963
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,177
114,911
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,103
105,294
# Ungraded Students:
-
504

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,575 is higher than the state median of $9,419. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,674 is higher than the state median of $9,637. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$159 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Cleveland County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$160 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Cleveland County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,575
$9,419
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cleveland County Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,674
$9,637
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cleveland County Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Cleveland County Schools School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cleveland Echs
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1800 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 669-4710
Grades: 9-13
| 213 students
Rank: #22.
West Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 W Mountain Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 476-8345
Grades: PK-4
| 304 students
Rank: #33.
Grover Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
206 Carolina Avenue
Grover, NC 28073
(704) 476-8351
Grades: PK-4
| 327 students
Rank: #44.
Crest Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
315 Beaverdam Church Rd
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 476-8221
Grades: 6-8
| 877 students
Rank: #55.
Casar Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
436 Schoolhouse Road
Casar, NC 28020
(704) 538-9982
Grades: PK-5
| 274 students
Rank: #66.
Boiling Springs Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1522 Patrick Avenue
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8361
Grades: PK-5
| 531 students
Rank: #77.
Springmore Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
616 Mcbrayer Homestead Road
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8235
Grades: PK-5
| 571 students
Rank: #88.
Kings Mountain Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1000 Phifer Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 476-8340
Grades: 7-8
| 632 students
Rank: #99.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1907 Stony Point Road
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 435-9521
Grades: PK-5
| 377 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Burns Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
215 Shady Grove Road
Lawndale, NC 28090
(704) 476-8223
Grades: 6-8
| 768 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Kings Mountain High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
500 Phifer Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 476-8330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,226 students
Rank: #1212.
Bethware Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
115 Bethware Drive
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 476-8346
Grades: PK-4
| 458 students
Rank: #1313.
Kings Mountain Intermediate
Math: 47% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
227 Kings Mountain Boulevard
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 476-8366
Grades: 5-6
| 648 students
Rank: #1414.
Shelby Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1480 South Dekalb Street
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8328
Grades: 7-8
| 456 students
Rank: #1515.
Fallston Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
112 Gary Street
Fallston, NC 28042
(704) 476-8240
Grades: PK-5
| 558 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1166 Wyke Road
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 476-8390
Grades: PK-4
| 384 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Marion Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
410 Forest Hill Drive
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 476-8381
Grades: PK-4
| 319 students
Rank: #1818.
Crest High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Old Boiling Springs
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8331
Grades: 9-12
| 1,205 students
Rank: #1919.
Shelby High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
230 E Dixon Boulevard
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8325
Grades: 9-12
| 899 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
East Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
600 Cleveland Avenue
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 476-8356
Grades: PK-4
| 247 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
North Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
900 N Ramseur Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 476-8225
Grades: PK-4
| 298 students
Rank: #2222.
Burns High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
307 E Stagecoach Trail
Lawndale, NC 28090
(704) 476-8335
Grades: 9-12
| 978 students
Rank: #2323.
Township Three Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
526 Davis Road
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 487-7809
Grades: PK-5
| 687 students
Rank: #2424.
Union Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1440 Union Church Road
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 481-8001
Grades: PK-5
| 384 students
Rank: #2525.
James Love Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
309 James Love Road
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8385
Grades: PK-4
| 378 students
Rank: #2626.
Shelby Intermediate
Math: 29% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
220 S Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8371
Grades: 5-6
| 479 students
Rank: #2727.
Graham Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 Blanton Street
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 476-8386
Grades: PK-4
| 277 students
Rank: #2828.
North Shelby
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1205 Northside Drive
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 476-8230
Grades: PK-12
| 95 students
Rank: #2929.
Turning Point Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
409 West Sumter Street
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 476-8399
Grades: 6-12
| 142 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 13
  • Students: 14,992 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 50% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56

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