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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Avery County High School is a public school located in Newland, NC. It has 406 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
401 Avery County High School R
Newland, NC 28657
Telephone
(828) 733-0151
Website

Avery County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1060
22 responses
Average ACT
23
31 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$24,054
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$605
National
$949
Median Home Value
$153,800
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
45%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Football games
    35%
  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Graduation
    12%
  • Plays
    12%
  • Band Competitions***
    6%
  • Band Compititions
    6%
  • Stem field trips
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
406
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,121
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,313/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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When I attended this school i saw a few things. I saw some very hard working determined teachers, I also some teachers drag themselves to school daily and not want to be there as much as the other students. There were some great programs in my intended field there were engineering classes, drafting, principals of technology(physics applied to engineering), and computer repair classes. Those classes were great and helpful and I learned many great things i would use later on in life. besides horticulture and capentry there wasent much else as texhnology/ hands on occupations. There were many programs that were cut do to budget issues ie the new multi million dollar astroterf football field. Sports were more highly praised and sought after than academics however we did win a few academic competions over the years. If not for the few hard working determined teachers pulling the slack of the rest of the faculty I would have hated highschool.
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Avery County High School is an average school. There aren't very many students, so the academics are something to be desired, but most teachers are very invested in their students and do their best to make sure every student has a good learning experience.
My experience was okay. I wish it was the best. I want the school to be less strict.I hope teachers and staff stop making the "popular students" or certain people special. I believe all student need equal treatment. All rules apply to everyone.