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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Ashe County High School is an above average, public school located in West Jefferson, NC. It has 962 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
184 Campus Drive
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Telephone
(336) 846-2400
Website

Ashe County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1150
60 responses
Average ACT
24
40 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$24,531
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$554
National
$949
Median Home Value
$156,400
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Homecoming and Prom
    41%
  • Spirit week and big rival games
    35%
  • Military Ball
    24%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
962
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,271
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 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
$10,493/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
6%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Ashe County High School Reviews

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ACHS is an okay school because you can get the education you need from a high school. However, the school and it’s administrators are not very supportive of some activities. The stereotypical “big” activities such as football, basketball, and beta club get a lot more support than groups like golf, yearbook, and choir. The other major let down about this school is it’s teachers. A lot of it’s current teachers just don’t care about their students. There are some good teachers, but the amount of them seems to keep getting smaller and smaller.
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Ashe County High School was a breeze, essentially did my homework in the class before it was due or in the actual class. I did not try at all in the Honors level courses. AP classes were a bit more challenging and genuinely challenged you to do your best. I did, however, appreciate the opportunity to duel-enroll in WCC. It saves a lot of time and money in your academic career.

I was DEFINITELY NOT PREPARED for legitimate college level courses at a four year university.
As a student of Ashe County High School I rate the school an overall score of 4 because while we do have good academics and teachers, administration is slightly lacking. Students have tried to compromise with and convince administration regarding many issues and have made no progress. For example, some students have requested that we be allowed to decorate our graduation caps with no success. I am not complaining that we cant decorate our caps but that administration doesn't even attempt to compromise or see things from our perspective. Ashe County High school is a great school but could use an administration that is more understanding of students.