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 9 public middle schools serving 4,576 students in Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Rowan-Salisbury Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
33 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
18,104 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
1,161 Teachers
31,852 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
0.70
# American Indian Students
48 Students
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
155 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
3,899 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
19%
# Black Students
3,418 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
19%
26%
# White Students
9,429 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
52%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
12 Students
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,143 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
202
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
1,414
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,290
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,233
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,281
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,275
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,257
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,228
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,497
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,540
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,794
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,475
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,369
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,249
7,429
# 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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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

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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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