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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
A.C. Reynolds High School is a highly rated, public school located in Asheville, NC. It has 1,348 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 66% 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
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1180
110 responses
Average ACT
27
60 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Football games
    45%
  • Spring Musical
    28%
  • Soccer games
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Going home
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,348
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 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
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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A.C. Reynolds High School Reviews

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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!
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Reynolds thrives with their sports teams and has received many honors for the arts as well. The majority of the teachers are great people and educators. I've had a great experience academically and there are tons of extracurriculars to be part of. That being said, the lunches are typical not so appetizing school food, so if you can bring your lunch absolutely do that. We do get a chance to get free breakfast not only before school but between first and second period which is awesome. The rules here are super strict (cell phones are confiscated before each class by teachers, dress code is strict and sexist, several members of administration don't have their own kids so the strictness makes sense I guess) and there are only basic privileges like not having a uniform and driving to school yourself with a $45 parking pass for a hike to the lot. All in all, if you only focus on academics and extracurriculars it's an amazing place but there's a lot more to a great school than that.
Reynolds offers a diverse and challenging academic and athletic course. The arts are fabulous- either band or chorus is State recognized every year. The academics are challenging but not impossible to deal with; AP classes are extremely challenging but again, not impossible and honors classes for the most part are very easy, save for English and some maths. School spirit can be cheesy at times but when it comes to sports like soccer and football (both of which went to state or will go to state this year) the fans are amazing. Overall love it here.