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  • 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 School
    840 Chase High Rd
    Forest City, NC 28043
    (828)247-1044

    Grades: 6-8 | 586 students
  • Bostic East Rutherford Middle School
    259 East Church Street
    Bostic, NC 28018
    (828)245-3750

    Grades: 6-8 | 581 students
  • Rutherfordton R-s Middle School
    545 Charlotte Rd
    Rutherfordton, NC 28139
    (828)286-4461

    Grades: 6-8 | 619 students
  • Forest City Rutherford Opportunity Center Alternative School
    140 Old Caroleen Road
    Forest City, NC 28043
    (828)248-5294

    Grades: 6-12 | 123 students

Overview

School District NameRutherford County School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students8,350 students
# of Teachers518 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
# of Male Students4,088 students
% Male Students
49%
# of Female Students4,262 students
% Female Students
51%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.45
# of American Indian Students17 students
% American Indian Students
n/a
# of Asian Students33 students
% Asian Students
n/a
# of Hispanic Students629 students
% Hispanic Students
8%
# of Black Students1,018 students
% Black Students
12%
# of White Students6,091 students
% White Students
73%
# of Hawaiian Students2 students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students560 students
% of Two or more races Students
7%

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: -

District Comparison

  • 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 DataThis School DistrictState Average (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
46%
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Graduation Rate
85%
88%
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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 DataThis School DistrictThis State (NC)
Total Revenue$91 MM$8 MM
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Spending$89 MM$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Rutherford County School District and average spending for each school distric in NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,192$9,693
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Spending / Student$9,960$9,473
This chart display average spending per public school student in Rutherford County School District and average spending per public school student in NC by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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Did You Know?
Rutherford County School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.45, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in the district is Forest City-dunbar Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.