A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Asheville High School is a highly rated, public school located in Asheville, NC. It has 1,057 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
419 Mcdowell Street
Asheville, NC 28803
Telephone
(828) 350-2500
Website

Asheville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1160
155 responses
Average ACT
26
67 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,946
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$910
National
$949
Median Home Value
$212,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Senior skip day
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    11%
  • Awards Night
    7%
  • Clubs
    7%
  • Senior Picnic
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,057
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,808
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,510/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Asheville High is an excellent high school. It's diverse, engaging, and students are presented with many opportunities no matter what their grade level is. My experience at Asheville High has definitely been a memorable one, and I would recommend any upcoming freshman to attend the school as a student. Asheville High definitely has a lot of school spirit, and even if you're not the most outgoing, its spirit is clearly recognizable and it becomes a strong part of your identity over time. Asheville High does it's absolute best to set up all its students for success. Overall the atmosphere is very enjoyable and safe. The only thing I have to complain about is that the school lunches are not the best, so I would recommend brining your own lunch if able!
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Asheville High is a great school for anyone interested in a diverse education with a robust selection of extracurricular activities. Asheville high is a fantastic school for students at all academic levels, though it is much better suited for higher achieving students. There are a number of AP classes, most of which have fantastic teachers with experience in the topic they are teaching. My only complaints about Asheville high is the lack of diversity inside of classes. While the population is overall quite diverse for Western North Carolina, inside of each standard/honors/ap level class, it is easy to tell which level of class you are in by looking at whose sitting in the chairs.
I love this school. The band program is amazing. It is a hit or miss with the teachers. but those teachers just have different teaching styles. The school is very accepting of all races, religions, and sexual orientation. It's a very open school. There are so many options for non-academic classes. There is no popularity contest, you find your friends and won't be judged. There is a community college across the street and many many students take college-level courses for free. I overall like the school a lot.