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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.
Reynolds is a fairly good school. The facilities are average with some negative exceptions and the teachers vary from excellent to poor. The college prep seems somewhat inadequate but I don’t have much to compare it to. The administration are not the most polite to students and reynolds seems to have some of their priorities mixed up. I wish there was more student involvement with the school, but it offers very good academics and a broad range of subjects at different difficulty levels. The student body is very diverse and it is a very safe school. The athletics are phenomenal and the sports facilities are excellent, but not all sports receive the same recognition as others. Overall Reynolds is a good/average school, one of the best in the area.
Although the campus is beautiful and a handful of teachers excel in granting student success, the only issue with the school is the lack of student control. The sports teams and fine arts programs are amazing, but I had trouble finding my way through rotten daily schedules and routines such as the loss of a study hall period one quarter of the way through the year. Reynolds is an example of a good school that has the potential to become even greater.
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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.
AC Reynolds is a great public school. They have a great visual arts program and they offer a wide variety of AP classes. It is a really great public school.
A.C. Reynolds High School is an amazing place. The faculty is extremely committed to helping students achieve success. Similar to most things in life, you get what you put into the experience. If you utilize all the tools and extra curricular activities this school offers, you will be more than satisfied with your high school experience.
I would like to see the administration change. I would like to see more of a focus on AP students as well as AP offerings and the quality of AP teachers.
I've had 3 children go through ACR and we have had a wonderful experience there. So many excellent teachers and opportunities for students.
Great teachers and a great environment. The only reason for a 4 would be typical things about a school. Lunches are not perfect. Some teachers aren’t on par with others. We also lost Rocketfuel which was a much needed study period but other than small things, Reynolds is great. It has an amazing support system in terms of teachers that are available to help you.
Good, but some teachers are very monotone and also aren't very engaging when it comes to classwork. Nice facility, although bathrooms usually are dirty. If you take anything below an honors class, expect it to be rowdy. But honors and above are usually much better behaved.
I love how much the school values the arts, athletics, and education on an even playing field and how much the teachers and administrators support these programs. I would like to see more opportunities for study time, such as a smart period. We have had that in the past but recently gotten rid of it and I found the time very useful and nice break from class.
Reynolds rates well academically, with sports, and with their performing arts programs. They are among the top schools in the county but could improve in many ways.
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.
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!
AC reynolds high school was not a school for anyone who was different. It is a typical southern school in the sense that, if you don't play sports, you don't matter.
Some of the teachers rush the curriculum. They make us memorize, not learn. I think the campus is nice overall though.
As a senior, all I can say about this school is that I've been to college summer programs and that gave me more reassurance about my career/life than this school has ever done. The highlight of my time here is listening to my father rant about the useless, obtuse rules we are given, and we're treated like elementary school students while expected to perform in AP/Honors classes.

But, on the positive, this school helped me find a very good therapist. She's great. Also the baked Cheetos in the cafeteria help me get through sleepless nights when spite won't.
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Great school with lots of learning options for the students. Years back, the principal was not as strong as the one who is there today (Mrs. Sellers). I didn't realize the depth, knowledge, and compassion of Mrs. Sellers until I worked with her helping one of my daughters to turn around her grades. Mrs. Sellers was the one who made things happen.
Being at ACRHS has been a great high school experience. There are a ton of nice people and the teachers and administration are always willing to help out.
I loved Reynolds. The classes and teachers are amazing. I have attended all four years at ACR. The teachers and academics helped me become successful to be able to attend a 4 year institution.
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