B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+
Address
175 Bingham Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Telephone
(828) 232-4160

Buncombe County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1180
509 responses
Average ACT
26
282 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
25,006
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,724
Teachers in First/Second Year

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

19 reviews
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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.
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My experience with Buncombe County Schools was not ideal. The biggest problem I personally had with the school system was their dress code policy. As a young woman, I felt uncomfortable knowing that I was in an environment where my body was overly sexualized and objectified. Even when wearing modest clothing, certain body parts, such as my shoulders or legs, would be labeled as "distracting." Having to constantly worry about the adults around me looking at and paying close attention to my clothes and more specifically my body made me very uncomfortable and unhappy with my school as well as the school system overall.
My experience with Buncombe County Schools was incredible! The teachers are well-educated in what they are teaching, they care about your success inside and outside the classroom, and they actually make an effort to help you through your education.