Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District

500 North Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Rowan-Salisbury 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 33 public schools serving 18,104 students in Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
33 Schools
2,752 Schools
# Students
18,104 Students
1,524,291 Students
# Teachers
1,161 Teachers
100,983 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 319 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
#248 out of 321 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Rowan-Salisbury Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
26%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Rowan-Salisbury 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 2020-21 school year data.
35%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rowan-Salisbury 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 2020-21 school year data.
86%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Rowan-Salisbury Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.65
0.70
# American Indian Students
48 Students
17,561 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
155 Students
58,380 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
3,899 Students
302,316 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
20%
# Black Students
3,418 Students
380,019 Students
% Black Students
19%
25%
# White Students
9,429 Students
684,977 Students
% White Students
52%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
12 Students
2,197 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,143 Students
79,811 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
202
21,304
# Students in K Grade:
1,414
112,495
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,290
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,233
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,281
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,275
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,257
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,228
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,497
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,540
123,350
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,794
142,947
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,475
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,369
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,249
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,191 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,158 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$221 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Rowan-Salisbury 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
$220 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Rowan-Salisbury 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
$12,191
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Rowan-Salisbury 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
$12,158
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Rowan-Salisbury 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 Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rowan Co Early College
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S
Salisbury, NC 28145
(704) 216-3873
Grades: 9-12
| 239 students
Rank: #22.
Bostian Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4245 Old Beatty Ford Rd
China Grove, NC 28023
(704) 857-2322
Grades: K-5
| 333 students
Rank: #33.
Carson High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
290 Kress Venture Dr
China Grove, NC 28023
(704) 855-7297
Grades: 9-12
| 1,153 students
Rank: #44.
Mt Ulla Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13155 Nc 801 Hwy
Mount Ulla, NC 28125
(704) 278-2750
Grades: K-5
| 277 students
Rank: #55.
Landis Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
801 West Ryder Ave
Landis, NC 28088
(704) 857-3111
Grades: PK-5
| 596 students
Rank: #66.
Henderson High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1215 North Main St
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 639-3134
Grades: 6-12
| 14 students
Rank: #77.
Millbridge Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
155 Ed Deal Rd
China Grove, NC 28023
(704) 855-5591
Grades: K-5
| 581 students
Rank: #88.
Rockwell Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
114 Link St
Rockwell, NC 28138
(704) 279-3145
Grades: PK-5
| 475 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Morgan Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3860 Liberty Rd
Gold Hill, NC 28071
(704) 636-0169
Grades: PK-5
| 281 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Shive Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
655 Holshouser Rd
Rockwell, NC 28138
(704) 279-2899
Grades: PK-5
| 497 students
Rank: #1111.
East Rowan High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
175 St Luke's Church Rd
Salisbury, NC 28146
(704) 279-5232
Grades: 9-12
| 983 students
Rank: #1212.
Salisbury High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Lincolnton Rd
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 636-1221
Grades: 9-12
| 903 students
Rank: #1313.
Overton Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1825 Park Rd W
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 639-3000
Grades: K-5
| 273 students
Rank: #1414.
West Rowan High School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
8050 Nc 801 Hwy
Mount Ulla, NC 28125
(704) 278-9233
Grades: 9-12
| 1,065 students
Rank: #1515.
China Grove Middle School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1013 North Main St
China Grove, NC 28023
(704) 857-7038
Grades: 6-8
| 543 students
Rank: #1616.
South Rowan High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1655 Patterson St
China Grove, NC 28023
(704) 857-1161
Grades: 9-12
| 971 students
Rank: #1717.
China Grove Elementary School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
514 South Franklin St
China Grove, NC 28023
(704) 857-7708
Grades: PK-5
| 555 students
Rank: #1818.
West Rowan Middle School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5925 Statesville Blvd
Salisbury, NC 28147
(704) 633-4775
Grades: 6-8
| 664 students
Rank: #1919.
Granite Quarry Elementary School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
118 South Walnut St
Granite Quarry, NC 28072
(704) 279-2154
Grades: PK-5
| 513 students
Rank: #2020.
West Rowan Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
480 Mimosa St
Cleveland, NC 27013
(704) 278-2131
Grades: PK-5
| 578 students
Rank: #2121.
Erwin Middle School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
170 St Luke's Church Rd
Salisbury, NC 28146
(704) 279-7265
Grades: 6-8
| 775 students
Rank: #2222.
Corriher Lipe Middle School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
214 West Rice St
Landis, NC 28088
(704) 857-7946
Grades: 6-8
| 432 students
Rank: #2323.
Summit K-8 Virtual Academy
(Math: 17% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1636 Parkview Circle
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 636-7500
Grades: K-8
| 515 students
Rank: #2424.
Southeast Middle School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1570 Peeler Rd
Salisbury, NC 28146
(704) 638-5561
Grades: 6-8
| 640 students
Rank: #2525.
North Rowan High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
300 North Whitehead Ave
Spencer, NC 28159
(704) 636-4420
Grades: 9-12
| 559 students
Rank: #2626.
Isenberg Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2800 Jake Alexander Blvd N
Salisbury, NC 28147
(704) 639-3009
Grades: PK-5
| 426 students
Rank: #2727.
Knollwood Elementary School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3075 Shue Rd
Salisbury, NC 28147
(704) 857-3400
Grades: PK-5
| 511 students
Rank: #2828.
North Rowan Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
600 Charles St
Spencer, NC 28159
(704) 639-3042
Grades: PK-5
| 400 students
Rank: #2929.
North Rowan Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
512 Charles St
Spencer, NC 28159
(704) 639-3018
Grades: 6-8
| 476 students
Rank: #3030.
Hurley Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
625 Hurley School Rd
Salisbury, NC 28147
(704) 639-3038
Grades: PK-5
| 491 students
Rank: #3131.
Knox Middle School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1625 Park Rd W
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 633-2922
Grades: 6-8
| 517 students
Rank: #3232.
Dole Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
465 Choate Rd
Salisbury, NC 28146
(704) 639-3046
Grades: PK-5
| 390 students
Rank: #3333.
Koontz Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
685 East Ritchie Rd
Salisbury, NC 28146
(704) 216-0273
Grades: PK-5
| 478 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District?
Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District manages 33 public schools serving 18,104 students.
What is the rank of Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District?
Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District is ranked #246 out of 319 school districts in North Carolina (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of North Carolina school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District?
52% of Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District students are White, 22% of students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District?
Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 15:1.
What is Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,158 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 33 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 18,104 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • : 86% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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