Rutherford Opportunity Center



Rutherford Opportunity Center Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Rutherford Opportunity Center Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 1
7 7
8 9
9 15
10 34
11 41
12 15

Rutherford Opportunity Center is a public elementary school located in Forest City, NC in the Rutherford County School District. It enrolls 122 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 10.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 122
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 11.2

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Rutherford Opportunity Center Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 79
(65%)
3,189
(52%)
 Female 43
(35%)
2,939
(48%)

Rutherford Opportunity Center Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 90
(74%)
4,473
(73%)
 Black 16
(13%)
726
(12%)
 Two or More 11
(9%)
408
(7%)
 Hispanic 5
(4%)
475
(8%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
18
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
26
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Rutherford Opportunity Center Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 119
(98%)
6,037
(99%)
 Not Eligible 3
(2%)
91
(1%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Rutherford Opportunity Center students on free and reduced lunch assistance (97.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 61.1%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Rutherford Opportunity Center Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 38
2006 72
2007 77
2008 53
2009 94
2010 87
2011 84
2012 105
2013 98
2014 95
2015 122

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 3.8
2006 5.3
2007 5.5
2008 3.6
2009 7.9
2010 7.9
2011 7.7
2012 9.4
2013 8.8
2014 8.3
2015 10.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006 0.31944444444444
2007 1.038961038961
2008 0.58490566037736
2009 0.84042553191489
2010 0.91954022988506
2011 0.96428571428571
2012 0.97142857142857
2013 0.78571428571429
2014 0.96842105263158
2015 0.97540983606557

Compare Rutherford Opportunity Center to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,090.0% 10.9:1
 
1,465.9% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 61.1%
 
This School 97.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Rutherford Opportunity Center
Forest City, NC
Public 06 - 12 122 10.9:1  
Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School
Forest City, NC
Public PK - 05 464 14.5:1 2 miles
Forrest W Hunt Elementary School
Forest City, NC
Public PK - 05 393 15.8:1 2 miles
East Rutherford Middle School
Bostic, NC
Public 06 - 08 623 16.7:1 3 miles
Harris Elementary School
Forest City, NC
Public PK - 05 479 15.9:1 3 miles
Word of Faith Christian School
Spindale, NC
Private KG - 12 96 5:1 4 miles
Spindale Elementary School
Spindale, NC
Public PK - 05 469 18.2:1 5 miles
Ellenboro Elementary School
Ellenboro, NC
Public PK - 05 655 16.6:1 5 miles
Rutherford Early College High School
Spindale, NC
Public 09 - 13 171 28.5:1 5 miles
Chase Middle School
Forest City, NC
Public 06 - 08 634 15.7:1 5 miles
Thomas Jefferson Class Academy
Mooresboro, NC
Public KG - 12 1,301 16.3:1 6 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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