Cleveland County Schools School District

400 West Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
(District boundaries shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%

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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public high schools serving 4,611 students in Cleveland County Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public high schools in North Carolina.
Public High Schools in Cleveland County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the North Carolina public high school average of 58%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 58% statewide average).
Public High School in Cleveland County School School District have a Graduation Rate of 84%, which is less than the North Carolina average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Kings Mountain High School, with 91% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in North Carolina or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public high school average of 53% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
30 Schools
738 Schools
# Students
14,324 Students
539,647 Students
# Teachers
987 Teachers
32,877 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Cleveland County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 90% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#139 out of 325 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cleveland County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
56%
51%
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 2021-22 school year data.
48%
50%
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 2021-22 school year data.
86%
86%
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 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.59
0.68
# American Indian Students
14 Students
5,866 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
90 Students
18,660 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,064 Students
100,068 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
19%
# Black Students
3,883 Students
133,085 Students
% Black Students
27%
25%
# White Students
8,319 Students
256,757 Students
% White Students
58%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
713 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
946 Students
26,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
419
543
# Students in K Grade:
1,022
5,886
# Students in 1st Grade:
982
5,830
# Students in 2nd Grade:
958
6,059
# Students in 3rd Grade:
982
6,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,100
6,315
# Students in 5th Grade:
997
6,848
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,079
10,258
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,186
11,024
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,165
10,933
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,327
142,946
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,092
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,106
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
909
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,161 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,206 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$160 MM
$17,307 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$161 MM
$17,964 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$11,161
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cleveland County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$11,206
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cleveland County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Cleveland County Schools School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cleveland Echs
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 85-89% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1800 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8232
Grades: 9-13
| 215 students
Rank: #22.
Crest High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
800 Old Boiling Springs
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8331
Grades: 9-12
| 1,125 students
Rank: #33.
Kings Mountain High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 Phifer Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 476-8330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,170 students
Rank: #44.
North Shelby
Special Education School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1701 Charles Road
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8230
Grades: PK-12
| 83 students
Rank: #55.
Burns High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
307 E Stagecoach Trail
Lawndale, NC 28090
(704) 476-8335
Grades: 9-12
| 906 students
Rank: #66.
Shelby High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
230 E Dixon Boulevard
Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 476-8325
Grades: 9-12
| 829 students
Rank: #77.
Cleveland Innovation
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
400 W Marion St
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 476-8000
Grades: K-12
| 208 students
Rank: #88.
Turning Point Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
409 West Sumter Street
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 476-8399
Grades: 6-12
| 75 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 30 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 14,324 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : 86% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 56% (Top 50%)
  • : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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