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Rutherford Early College High School

Public | 9-12 | 153 students

 
 

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Posted July 26, 2012

This is a fantastic school where ANY student fits in. They get a 2-year college degree while getting their high school diploma. They are allowed to attend any and all activities at their district school (athletics, band, dances, prom) while getting the advantages of small class size and dedicated teachers. It is truly a family atmosphere, and the teachers do an amazing job helping the kids be successful in their school work, both college and high school. Total lottery system which makes it fair. I would recommend it to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is an awesome school with very loving students and teachers. This is the ultimate turn of the century school. Out with the Textbooks in with modern technology. Every student has a Lap top that the School has provided to them and all classrooms have Whiteboards. Love it Love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

I go to this school and strongly disagree that we are missing out on any experience. We are alowwed to go to attend school dances and prom and join sports that from the school we came from. Although only only 1 out of 3 kids get in that apply it is definitly worth trying. Plus a free associates degree, I dont know what's not to love
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

I was a student at Isothermal Community College, where the REACH program is located. I sincerly believe that these 14, 15, 16-year olds are not ready for college. They bypass high school, which is an important time, not just academically, but socially as well. They are thrust into the college-type way of life, where they are around drugs, sex, and things that are innappropriate for children their age. When they are in the classroom, as I had several in some of my classes, they are treated as college students, however, the ones I had the experience with tried to 'out-do' the older students in the class. Missing out on a real high school experience may not seem that bad to the students now, but once they realize that the only people they know that is their own age, are the few students that attended the REACH program with them.


Posted June 24, 2008

This is the greatest ever. It has its ups and downs like any school but it has its very outstanding points. The teachers are great they support your kids, so REaCH is a great school but you have to be recognized to go to this school. So, if your kids 3would like to go to this school tell them to work hard. But it is a great school.
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
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

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
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.

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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
95%
Algebra II

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Civics and Economics

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
English I

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
English II

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Physical Science

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

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United States History

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
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 Students28%
Female30%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students49%
Female32%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students60%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 52%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Black 6% 26%
American Indian 2% 1%
Asian 2% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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