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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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 1,300 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
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
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1200
178 responses
Average ACT
26
109 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$48,464
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$897
National
$949
Median Home Value
$209,800
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Football games
    37%
  • Spring Musical
    20%
  • Soccer games
    11%
  • Going home
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,300
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,538
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 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
$10,075/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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AC Reynolds is an amazing school. The teachers, principals, and guidance counselors are always available to help out and support their students no matter what. The hallways are always clean because our amazing janitorial staff is always working hard. Not only do we have some of the best academic programs in the state, but also some of the best athletics. Two years ago, our Soccer and Football teams made it to the state championships and our cross country and cheer leading teams are always winning new awards. The coaches and teachers at Reynolds support the students and push us to new levels so we can be our best. Not only do they make Reynolds a safe place, they make classes and teams feel like a home. Students at Reynolds are happy and healthy and filled with school spirit! GO ROCKETS!
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Reynolds is a great school for athletics and technology. Each student in the district is given a "1 to 1" device, which makes online learning very accessible. We have great pride in our school, and many devoted and intelligent teachers. Classes can be a bit crowded, however, and administration can be ineffective. Guidance here is amazing!
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!