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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
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Buncombe County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Asheville, NC. It has 24,522 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
175 Bingham Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Telephone
(828) 232-4160

Buncombe County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1180
595 responses
Average ACT
26
344 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
24,522
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,724
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$229,775,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,369/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%

Buncombe County Schools Reviews

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I go to UNC Asheville. It is smaller than most Universities but is always growing! The teachers are wonderful and classes, on average, consists of 25-35 students; this way, there is more one on one help provided if needed. The campus is easy to walk with most of the buildings close by each other. I am looking forward to another 2 years at this college!
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Buncombe County Schools is the most amazing county in North Carolina. I attend North Buncombe High School currently. I've been through all of the schools for North Buncombe, and every single one has made me feel so loved, wanted and appreciated. The teachers and staff make you feel protected and mkae sure you have everything you need. You are taught in serveral different ways, depending on what you need and they are willing to work with what you need. Here, you are taught more than just academics. You are taught to love and care for one another. To protect, and serve. To be the best person you can be. Socially, academically, and mentally. I love North Buncombe and Buncombe County, so much. We are like family here . <3
Buncombe County Schools consistently demonstrated drive and passion when it came to education the children of the area. While their lack of funding was quite apparent, as it usually is with public schools throughout the country, their efforts to provide the best possible education for all students would encourage any young individual to reciprocate such drive with hard work and academic vigor. Buncombe County Schools work alongside the community to create a variety of academic and extracurricular activities for their students to help keep them focused and on the right track. They would benefit greatly from re-prioritizing their budget spending and an increase of funds, but overall they do a valuable job of preparing their students for further education and opportunities.