School Details

Rutherford Early College High School

I C C Loop Road, Spindale, NC 28160
(828) 395-4164

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 153 students 26 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rutherford County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rutherford Early College High School is a public high school in Spindale. The principal of Rutherford Early College High School is Dr Jeremiah McCluney and can be contacted at 153 children attend Rutherford Early College High School and are mostly Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 49% of the 153 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Rutherford Early College High School is 26:1. R-S Central High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 7%
Hispanic 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 72% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 12%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 0.5%
Asian 2% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.04%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.01%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

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