Rutherford County School District
- For the 2019-20 school year, there are 4 public middle schools managed by Rutherford County School District serving 1,909 students in Forest City, North Carolina.
- Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina state average of 51%.
- The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the state average of 16:1.
Rutherford County School District (2019-20)
- School Location Grades Students
- Forest City Chase Middle School840 Chase High Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
Grades: 6-8 | 586 students
- Bostic East Rutherford Middle School259 East Church Street
Bostic, NC 28018
Grades: 6-8 | 581 students
- Rutherfordton R-s Middle School545 Charlotte Rd
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Grades: 6-8 | 619 students
- Forest City Rutherford Opportunity Center 140 Old Caroleen Road
Forest City, NC 28043
Grades: 6-12 | 123 students
|School District Name||Rutherford County School District|
|# of Schools||n/a|
|# of Students||8,350 students|
|# of Teachers||518 Teacher(s)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1|
|# of Male Students||4,088 students|
|% Male Students|
|# of Female Students||4,262 students|
|% Female Students|
Students by Ethnicity:
|# of American Indian Students||17 students|
|% American Indian Students||n/a|
|# of Asian Students||33 students|
|% Asian Students||n/a|
|# of Hispanic Students||629 students|
|% Hispanic Students|
|# of Black Students||1,018 students|
|% Black Students|
|# of White Students||6,091 students|
|% White Students|
|# of Hawaiian Students||2 students|
|% of Hawaiian Students||n/a|
|# of Two or more races Students||560 students|
|% of Two or more races Students|
Students by Grade:
|# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:||249|
|# of Students in Kindergarten:||613|
|# of Students in 1st Grade:||595|
|# of Students in 2nd Grade:||595|
|# of Students in 3rd Grade:||617|
|# of Students in 4th Grade:||652|
|# of Students in 5th Grade:||574|
|# of Students in 6th Grade:||594|
|# of Students in 7th Grade:||615|
|# of Students in 8th Grade:||596|
|# of Students in 9th Grade:||726|
|# of Students in 10th Grade:||689|
|# of Students in 11th Grade:||669|
|# of Students in 12th Grade:||566|
|# of Ungraded Students:||-|
- Rutherford County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 272 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
- The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 73% over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year Data||This School District||State Average (NC)|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
Fiscal Data Comparison
- The revenue/student of $10,192 is higher than the state average of $9,693. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
- The school district's spending/student of $9,960 is higher than the state average of $9,473. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year Data||This School District||This State (NC)|
|Total Revenue||$91 MM||$8 MM|
|Spending||$89 MM||$8 MM|
|Revenue / Student||$10,192||$9,693|
|Spending / Student||$9,960||$9,473|
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