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.
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Avery County Schools Reviews
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.
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.