Average Teacher Salary in Rutherford County Schools

The average teacher salary in Rutherford County Schools is $37,898.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $21,120 $16,320 $17,850 $20,210 $23,540 $26,630
Kindergarten $42,300 $31,840 $36,160 $41,220 $48,460 $56,360
Elementary $41,120 $29,950 $34,620 $40,430 $47,570 $53,270
Middle school $41,280 $30,920 $35,120 $40,790 $47,230 $52,480
High school $43,670 $30,740 $36,690 $43,570 $50,980 $58,100

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,432
  • Full time teachers: 659
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 263
  • Instructional Coordinators: 16
  • Elementary Teachers: 277
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 359
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 9,404

Financial Statistics for Rutherford County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $24,325,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $57,701,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $10,703,000
  • Total revenue: $92,729,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $51,348,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $53,574,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $13,207,000
  • Expenditures per student: $327,000
  • Total expenditures: $87,206,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $27,629,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $8,193,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Rutherford County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Rutherford County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Cliffside Elementary
Hwy 221a North Main St
Cliffside, NC 28024
828-657-6004
  • Total: 424
  • Kindergarten: 67
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 70
  • 3rd grade: 72
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 68
16 to 1 27 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Ellenboro Elementary
Piney Mountain Church Rd
Ellenboro, NC 28040
828-453-8185
  • Total: 561
  • Kindergarten: 94
  • 1st grade: 97
  • 2nd grade: 90
  • 3rd grade: 83
  • 4th grade: 91
  • 5th grade: 106
14 to 1 39 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Forrest W Hunt Elementary
100 Forrest Hunt Dr
Forest City, NC 28043
828-245-2161
  • Total: 433
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 86
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 78
  • 5th grade: 78
17 to 1 26 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Harris Elementary
3330 Us 221 South Hwy
Forest City, NC 28043
828-248-2354
  • Total: 544
  • Kindergarten: 84
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 109
  • 3rd grade: 95
  • 4th grade: 91
  • 5th grade: 84
15 to 1 38 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mt Vernon-ruth Elementary
2785 Hudlow Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
828-287-4792
  • Total: 312
  • Kindergarten: 53
  • 1st grade: 48
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 51
  • 4th grade: 52
  • 5th grade: 52
16 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Paul L Dunbar School
286 Learning Parkway
Forest City, NC 28043
828-245-4978
  • Total: 478
  • Kindergarten: 80
  • 1st grade: 100
  • 2nd grade: 80
  • 3rd grade: 71
  • 4th grade: 68
  • 5th grade: 79
15 to 1 32 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Pinnacle Elementary
1204 Painters Gap Rd
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828-287-3440
  • Total: 407
  • Kindergarten: 38
  • 1st grade: 33
  • 2nd grade: 33
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 37
16 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Rutherfordton Elementary
134 Maplacee St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828-287-3778
  • Total: 382
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 63
  • 3rd grade: 79
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 58
17 to 1 23 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Spindale Elementary
201 North Oak St
Spindale, NC 28160
828-286-2861
  • Total: 486
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 77
  • 2nd grade: 86
  • 3rd grade: 82
  • 4th grade: 92
  • 5th grade: 81
17 to 1 29 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Sunshine Elementary
231 Toney Rd
Bostic, NC 28018
828-245-0658
  • Total: 269
  • Kindergarten: 32
  • 1st grade: 40
  • 2nd grade: 54
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 51
15 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Rutherford County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Chase Middle
840 Chase High Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
828-247-1044
  • Total: 698
  • 6th grade: 229
  • 7th grade: 213
  • 8th grade: 256
15 to 1 48 6th Grade 8th Grade
East Rutherford Middle
259 East Church St
Bostic, NC 28018
828-245-4836
  • Total: 661
  • 6th grade: 203
  • 7th grade: 237
  • 8th grade: 221
14 to 1 47 6th Grade 8th Grade
R School Middle
545 Charlotte Rd
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828-286-4461
  • Total: 771
  • 6th grade: 219
  • 7th grade: 266
  • 8th grade: 286
15 to 1 51 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Rutherford County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Chase High
1603 Chase High Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
828-245-7668
  • Total: 873
  • 9th grade: 267
  • 10th grade: 216
  • 11th grade: 210
  • 12th grade: 180
16 to 1 56 9th Grade 12th Grade
East Rutherford High
Cavalier Dr
Forest City, NC 28043
828-245-6424
  • Total: 847
  • 9th grade: 257
  • 10th grade: 212
  • 11th grade: 178
  • 12th grade: 200
13 to 1 66 9th Grade 12th Grade
R School Central
Hwy 221
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828-287-3304
  • Total: 1,060
  • 9th grade: 273
  • 10th grade: 279
  • 11th grade: 286
  • 12th grade: 222
15 to 1 72 9th Grade 12th Grade
Rutherford County Early College High
286 Icc Loop Rd
Spindale, NC 28160
828-286-3636
  • Total: 145
  • 9th grade: 40
  • 10th grade: 38
  • 11th grade: 33
  • 12th grade: 34
26 to 1 6 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Rutherford County Schools (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Rutherford Opportunity Center
171 Cherry Mt St
Ellenboro, NC 28040
828-453-7700
  • Total: 53
  • 6th grade: 2
  • 7th grade: 2
  • 8th grade: 2
  • 9th grade: 13
  • 10th grade: 10
  • 11th grade: 14
  • 12th grade: 10
4 to 1 15 6th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $16,270
  • Median family income: $37,787
  • Median male income: $24,026
  • Median female income: $16,532
  • Median income of a renter: $20,586
  • Median income of a home owner: $36,080
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    5,195 4,425 4,325 3,110 1,025