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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
A.C. Reynolds High School is a highly rated, public school located in Asheville, NC. It has 1,311 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
About A.C. Reynolds High School...
Address
1 Rocket Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
Telephone
(828) 298-2500

A.C. Reynolds High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1190
132 responses
Average ACT
27
79 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$41,663
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$910
National
$949
Median Home Value
$188,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Football games
    42%
  • Spring Musical
    24%
  • Soccer games
    12%
  • Going home
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,311
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,724
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,369/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Some of the teachers here are amazing at what they do and really care about us kids. They really know how to love us and teach us, but some of them are lazy and don’t even know what their teaching sometimes. Since my freashman year this school has went down hill. Our principal ( Doris Sellers) is more concerned about the schools apperence rather than the students themselves. She’s a very very poor leader and the teacher when asked about her feel she is very rude and uncaring to them. She likes to play favorites to the students who are doing well for the school such as football players or student council members and let’s them get by wit things such as dress code but when it comes to other students in the school she is quick to call them out. Reynolds use to be a pretty good school, but now it needs some serious management adjustments. We might be winning awards for principal of the year, but please come visit our school for about a week and you’ll see otherwise!
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A.C. Reynolds is the best high school in Asheville. Despite the normal few, the kids that attend this school are usually very nice and respectable. Most people truly dislike the principle and the way she treats both the parents and the students, but other than that the entire staff at Reynolds goes over and beyond every time. The teachers truly respect and care for all of the students and do their best to make sure we all graduate. However, the best part of the school is their music program. I was deeply envolved in their band program, and the music director was one of the best in North Carolina. Overall, this was a great high school program!
A.C. Reynolds is hands-down one of the best schools in Buncombe County. First off, their academics are wonderful. From the top-notch math department to the large number of AP classes available to students, this school does not slack academic-wise. These factors ultimately play into the role of preparing their students for college-readiness. With being a recent graduate of the school, I came to Baylor University and was astounded at how similar the work was. While there are so many other great things to be said about this school, I would like to suggest an idea to help improve the school food. Currently, I am a nutrition science major and I know how important healthy-food choices are. Along with most public schools in America, I feel like the food choices are very poor nutritional quality. I would like to see a change in healthier options for students. All in all, I think A.C. Reynolds deserves 4/5 stars for meeting most of the important factors in regards to a high-quality education.