47 reviews
  1. Buncombe County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
99 Lake Eden Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Telephone
(828) 686-3852

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
39 responses
Average ACT
24
9 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
779
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,319
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,898/ year
National
$11,890
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

Charles D. Owen High School Reviews

47 reviews
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It's unclean. It is a school that makes work not to learn, but to subdue the minds of the young. It is depressing and the only aspect of a good school is the guidance and counseling department.
The social scene included many student extracurricular activities with a wide range of interests. There were not many problems with peer pressure and acceptance. There also weren't problems with racial diversity, but there was a discrimination against openly gay students.
My high school career was good and worth the experience. The school was on top of a hill that over looked the valley and always had a great view of the mountains, sunrise and sunset.