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Enka High School
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  • Public
  • CANDLER, NC

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Report Card

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

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Enka is a public high school nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, located just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. We are extremely proud to be the home of over 1,100 students in 9th-12th grades. We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, as well as a member of the Buncombe County School system, which has been voted as one of the top 25 systems to go to school in the nation!

Enka High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
118 responses
Average ACT
24
88 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$67,717
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$1,252
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$253,000
National
$244,900

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
  • Prom
    28%
  • Spirit week
    28%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Softball games
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Debate
    3%
  • FFA!
    3%

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Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
990
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,924
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,508 / year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 24 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 24 responses

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