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R-S Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 877 students

 
 

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Posted April 3, 2014

This school has rising sophomores, freshmen, and Juniors with great potential. Their rising students are taking the initiative to work hard for their future and make their school proud. I see how the students at the school work and I am just utterly joyous when I think of the future of R-S Central high-school. The faculty and staff go out of their way to work with these hard-working students to help them reach their full potential . They do not show favoritism towards those who excel in specific areas, but do their best aide all students in all areas with regard to the department in which they operate. However, one area the school can improve in is the helping of children who are less fortunate. Many students go through many problems that are easily seen on their face, but, because of lack of finances, the school cannot implement many plans and or start many clubs that would aide the many less fortunate this school sees everyday. There are many intelligent students discouraged by financial obstacles that have been placed in their path, and I know that if the school had the means to give more help to all of its students, R-S Central would experience its full, but hidden potential.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2012

This school has really gone downhill in recent years. It once was new, clean, and the students respected it and were proud to be there. Now, the administration is unfair and runs it like a prison, looking to "kick out" as many students as they can. It has gone from a school with 1200 to fewer than 900, with many students choosing to attend the local charter school. Avoid it, if you can. A few of the teachers really care, but there has been lots of turnover as the better teachers are leaving to go elsewhere. We moved here years ago when my daughter was young and visited the school, and were very impressed. Not so anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I would give this school a 8 out of 10. The staff is very nice and the teachers are great as well. Our family will be moving soon to another state and my daughter will miss her friends & RS Central, but thank you for the memories you have given her. My daughter will do well wherever she is, BUT the school your children are in have a huge impact. Thanks for being a great school and a beautiful one as well as RS Central is very neat and clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

I am a 07' Graduate of RS and I have to say, it is the greatest school I have been to. I felt at home among my peers, friends and teachers. You definitely have a real sense of belonging at this school! The traditions that are carried throughout a students years are ones they will never forget. From Passing of The Torch from Graduating Seniors to Upcoming Seniors, to Senior Picnic, The Class Monument, Grad Nite, Senior Video & the Senior stage it just makes you feel like a second home. I LOVE RS CENTRAL! My home away from home. I'll leave you with the Passing of The Torch Quote...'Hold high the torch, you did not light its glow, Twas given to you by other hands you know, yours to keep burning bright, Yours to pass on, when you need no more light! Hold High The Torch!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2008

Great school, safe enviroment, great faculty, safe area, well-kept semi-new facility.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2008

I am a R-S Central graduate of 2006. R-S Central is more than a school, you could say it's home to the majority of the students. Any public school out there has students with bad attitudes. R-S Central practices many traditions from years before (Passing of the Torch,etc.) giving the student an actual sense of belonging, which isn't heard of in any of the surrounding schools. The faculty and staff are outstanding, giving 110% dedication to helping students achieve their full academic potential, but also willing to assist students with other issues as well. If it weren't for a teacher there, I would've never even wanted to go to college. My kids will go to R-S Central and be proud Hilltoppers. -Amanda Thrift c/o 2006


Posted January 23, 2006

How can you say that about one of the greatest schools in North Carolina? Is that why I turned out the way I am? I am an Airman 1st Class in the United States Air Force! How could a school that is so horrible lead me in the direction that I am going in now? On my way to an excellent career as a Security Forces member serving my country, and for what? To read this page to hear people degrading the school that has lead myself and many others to a life that is rewarding and successful. The teachers and staff at R-S Central put in long hours of hard work, dedication, and devotion to each and every student. I think they are doing an awesome job. -Lisa Craig-C/O 2005-United States Air Force
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 16, 2005

I hate to say it, but this school is not a good one. No, it's not a 1, but it sure is close. I base this solely on the students in the school, because that's what counts. The students are cocky and have terrible attitudes. They think they're of the greatest breed. I would sincerely recommend you check out other schools in the county or immediate area. R-S Central made my child what I wish he had never turned out to be. I do NOT recommend this school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

This school is outstanding! Every single teacher will help you do what needs to be done. This shcool is a family. The campus is clean and safe. R-S Central is a wonderful school, I suggest that you vist this fine establishment if you ever have time.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

246 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Reading

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Science

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
48%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

196 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

239 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

200 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students11%
Female14%
Male8%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students12%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students40%
Female37%
Male44%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 52%
Black 16% 26%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Hispanic 3% 14%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Rutherfordton, NC 28139
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