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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Asheville City Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Asheville, NC. It has 4,423 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
85 Mountain Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone
(828) 350-7000
Website

Asheville City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1170
211 responses
Average ACT
26
112 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,423
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,808
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$51,020,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,510/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%

Asheville City Schools Reviews

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My overall experience attending schools in the Asheville City Schools district was/is great! I feel as though I'm respected by my peers and educators, and, as a Junior, I really love the opportunities that we have to take classes at the college across the street.
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Asheville City Schools is a big change from many school districts around the state. The schools are diverse. There are a lot of clubs, especially at the high school level. The teachers are incredible, and the administration is visibly present as well as present throughout the daily lives of students. They keep the school environment safe and welcome. The food isn’t fantastic, but that is something that schools around the nation need to work on. Something big that needs to change in Asheville City Schools is the lack of counselor support for students. Even though there are good counselors at the schools, they are usually so busy with schedules that they do not have time to talk to students who need emotional help. There should be separate positions in Asheville City Schools that focus on getting kid’s schedules in line, or at least someone on the school board should take this job. It would make the environment a lot better.
Wonderful experience at Asheville High School after transferring Buffon Buncombe County. There are better opportunities for people of color. Asheville High offers a nationally knowing program called AVID. AVIDis a college preparatory class that you apply and interview for. AVID connects you with scholarships, community service opportunities and networking with local organizations that can help you become successful after your high school years.