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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Avery County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Newland, NC. It has 2,109 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
775 Cranberry Street
Newland, NC 28657
Telephone
(828) 733-6006

Avery County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
38 responses
Average ACT
24
58 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,109
Free or Reduced Lunch
57.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,729
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$23,848,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,633/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$21,631
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,500
National
$184,700

Avery County Schools Reviews

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I think Avery County Schools are very good. Ever since elementary school I feel I have had a personal relationships with most teachers and that they actually care about my education. The athletics at Avery County High School are very good and we have had several state championships in wrestling and track. The academics here are very good as we are available to AP classes and dual enrollment through Mayland College. We also have several honors classes. I feel our school is adequate with college readiness, we have several people to help us with enrollment and essays to write for college. I feel sometimes we are not adequately prepared though in certain areas. Overall Avery County schools are very good.
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Avery county school district being located in the rural south has a higher focus on sports rather than on Academics. There are several programs that focus highly on technology and Academics. Classes such as T.E.D.(Technology Engineering and Design) and PT(principals of technology) are offered to the students. These courses go over numerous fields not just in theory but also with hands on learning as well. The hands on learning varies from designing rockets to 3D printing and everything in between. Avery county schools also offers some college classes on campus such as Calculus, English and Spanish. No matter what the student wants to do after school there is something for everyone.
During my time at Avery High I liked the overall atmosphere, there we not a lot of major problems with the school itself such as faculty, safety, and grading. But I would like to see that there are more opportunities for involvement with the community. As well as more preparation for college.