Rutherford Early College High School

286 Icc Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Rutherford Early College High School serves 185 students in grades 9-13.
Rutherford Early College High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-89% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Rutherford Early College High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Rutherford Early College High School's student population of 185 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-13
Total Students185 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

Rutherford Early College High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Rutherford Early College High School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#944 out of 2561 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-89%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio37:116:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
11%
18%
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Black
2%
25%
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White
81%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.330.68
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRutherford County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Rutherford Early College High School is R-s Central High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is R-s Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Spindale Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Spindale Spindale Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 439 students
    0.4 miles
    161 N Oak St
    Spindale, NC 28160
    (828) 286-2861
    0.4 PK-5 439
  • Rutherfordton R-s Middle School Math: 42% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 641 students
    1.2 miles
    545 Charlotte Rd
    Rutherfordton, NC 28139
    (828) 286-4461
    1.2 6-8 641
  • Rutherfordton Rutherfordton Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 380 students
    2.0 miles
    201 Bob Hardin Road
    Rutherfordton, NC 28139
    (828) 287-3778
    2 PK-5 380
  • Rutherfordton R-s Central High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 840 students
    2.3 miles
    641 Hwy 221 North
    Rutherfordton, NC 28139
    (828) 287-3304
    2.3 9-12 840
  • Forest City Forest City-dunbar Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 450 students
    2.9 miles
    286 Learning Parkway
    Forest City, NC 28043
    (828) 245-4978
    2.9 PK-5 450

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