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 8 public high schools serving 5,887 students in Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in North Carolina.
Public High Schools in Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the North Carolina public high school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 57% statewide average).
Public High School in Rowan-Salisbury School School District have a Graduation Rate of 82%, which is less than the North Carolina average of 86%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Carson 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 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public high school average of 53% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
33 Schools
738 Schools
# Students
18,104 Students
539,647 Students
# Teachers
1,161 Teachers
32,877 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.
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
0.68
# American Indian Students
48 Students
5,866 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
155 Students
18,660 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
3,899 Students
100,068 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
19%
# Black Students
3,418 Students
133,085 Students
% Black Students
19%
25%
# White Students
9,429 Students
256,757 Students
% White Students
52%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
12 Students
713 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,143 Students
26,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
202
543
# Students in K Grade:
1,414
5,886
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,290
5,830
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,233
6,059
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,281
6,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,275
6,315
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,257
6,848
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,228
10,258
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,497
11,024
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,540
10,933
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,794
142,946
# 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 High 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.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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

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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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