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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Asheville City Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Asheville, NC. It has 4,558 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
85 Mountain Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone
(828) 350-7000

Asheville City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1180
258 responses
Average ACT
27
152 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,558
Free or Reduced Lunch
40.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,073
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$51,020,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,636/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    3%

Asheville City Schools Reviews

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Asheville City Schools generally provides a steady educational track that sets students up for success from the beginning. Their schools provide safe learning environments and offer a wide array of rigorous courses to take. However, they are not the best with evenly dividing funding among programs, as their arts are lacking while their sports have too much funding. There is no need for Asheville High to have 5-6 football coaches and not be able to afford to put on a musical every year.
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Asheville city schools is the probably one of the better schools districts in the county. I wasn't living in the district and had to pay to be able to go to Asheville High. But I knew that that school was much better than the high school I was suppose to go to. I got a much better education, was able to stay with the students I had gone to middle school with, and overall a better high school experience. There are clubs for everyone, they give students the option to explore trade courses and college courses, and were good with handling all students. They made sure everyone got a fair shot and trying what they wanted and making sure everyone had the resources they needed. Overall would recommend.
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.