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Buncombe County Schools
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  • ASHEVILLE, NC

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Buncombe County Schools’ faculty and staff are excited about our school year of in-person learning. The pandemic has shown us that change is the only constant we’ve faced. We will continue to monitor the health situation in our schools and across our county and make any safety modifications necessary to ensure we can maintain a healthy, in-person learning environment. Learn More

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Administration
    grade B
  7. Sports
    grade A minus
  8. Food
    grade B minus
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade B+

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175 BINGHAM ROAD
ASHEVILLE, NC 28806
About Buncombe County Schools...

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Grades
PK, K-12
Total Schools
44
Students
22,298
From Buncombe County Schools

Education is a journey. It starts at home and continues through your child’s experiences, which is why choosing a great school is so important. Our caring teachers support your efforts as a parent, preparing your child to be successful in life and helping students to find their voices. We look forward to discussing how BCS can partner with you. Everyone is welcome here.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
1,001 responses
Average ACT
26
845 responses

Dual Language/Spanish Immersion Program

Dual Language is a form of bilingual education in which students are taught literacy and content in English and Spanish languages. BCS offers a Dual Language Spanish Immersion Program, grades K-5. A continuum of extended language acquisition opportunities are available, grades 6-12.

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
22,298
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.3%

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,000
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$0 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%

Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$53,621
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,084
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$291,800
National
$229,800

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