Rutherfordton school information

IndexRutherfordtonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores45%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools51,89579,221
Total private schools251024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The Rutherfordton, NC educational system consists of 5 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Rutherfordton public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 2% higher than than the North Carolina average and 10% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Rutherfordton public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.3% have completed high school, 25.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Rutherfordton are 10% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Rutherfordton.
  • 81.5% of people in Rutherfordton have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.3% of people in Rutherfordton have completed high school.
  • 25.0% of people in Rutherfordton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Rutherfordton

IndexRutherfordtonNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade81.5%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school80.3%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college57.1%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.9%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.0%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.4%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Rutherfordton (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mooresboro, NC50374%50%
Columbus, NC1,34963%29%
Landrum, SC2,46163%28%
Cliffside, NC33160%21%
Ellenboro, NC1,26756%13%
Rutherfordton, NC4,18745%10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Vandalia, MO4,18747%4%
Bellaire, OH4,18985%72%
Fayetteville, NY4,19067%35%
Bellville, TX4,18477%57%
Trenton, TN4,18360%22%
Rutherfordton, NC4,18745%10%
Source: The Rutherfordton, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.