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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Hendersonville High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hendersonville, NC. It has 763 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Hendersonville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1210
93 responses
Average ACT
27
70 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$41,788
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$840
National
$949
Median Home Value
$384,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Senior Play
    23%
  • We have assemblies for every holiday.
    23%
  • We have the Powder Puff games
    15%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Hot chocolate , Popsicle, and Watermelon Blast
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
763
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,379
Teachers in First/Second Year
1%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,010/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Hendersonville High School Reviews

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This school does an amazing job of academically preparing students for college, and having events that make the students feel special, such as having school dances, watermelon and hot chocolate blasts after school, and a senior play. The environment has mostly a friendly close-knit feel. Most of the teachers are want students to do well, but only if the students are willing to put in the effort. However, the administrators at the school discourage individuality and freedom of expression. Girls are often harshly dress coded for petty "violations," which are usually dependant on their body type. Students are not allowed to dye their hair any unnatural colors. Students are yelled at for not singing the school's alma mater. In addition, lunches are only twenty minutes long, and by the time people get their lunch, there is only ten minutes to eat. Many people just do not eat lunch because of this.
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Hendersonville High School is very "family" oriented; however, it lacks in progression. In comparison to sports, the arts are underfunded/lacking, and the facilities are dated (however, they are now being renovated.) Being in a smaller town, Hendersonville High is very alumni focused with legacies sometimes, getting preferential treatment. Despite these issues, the faculty and staff work hard to provide their students with a great education.
I moved to Hendersonville 8 weeks before the end of my junior year. I was scared and emotionally drained. No friends, no face to greet mine in the mornings. But this is a school of traditions and because of the traditions, you begin to feel at home quickly. My guidance counselor, Mr. Kealy, was great. My senior year is awesome. I have made good, strong friends. I like people I can have deep conversations with and I have found that here. It goes back to the traditions. Because of the traditions, students and teachers have consistency. Consistency builds confidence.