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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy is a highly rated, public school located in Asheville, NC. It has 389 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
175 Bingham Rd Ste 10
Asheville, NC 28806

Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1320
62 responses
Average ACT
28
65 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$47,803
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Prom
    33%
  • snow days
    33%
  • Clubs
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    11%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
389
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,924
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,508/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy Reviews

25 reviews
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Very hands-on and strong emphasis on teamwork. I loved the family atmosphere of the school! Has a variety of advanced courses and fun engineering classes. Nesbitt Discovery Academy teaches that in order to learn, one must have personal experience and do something with their hands themselves. Through PLTW (Project Lead the Way), many young people will find their true calling in life and learn to be outstanding problem solvers!
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My experience at Martin L. Nesbitt Discovery Academy has been outstanding. Their encouragement of family involvement made the application/acceptance process very welcoming. I feel like I am part of a team of like-minded students who are study focused and highly motivated for success. I feel very fortunate to have been accepted to this S.T.E.M. school my Freshman year and have this amazing learning experience from hand selected teachers/instructors who love their jobs as well as their students. My school has provided a challenging, hands-on approach to learning that I will take with me into the future as I work to make a positive difference in this world. Thank you!
I love this school! The teachers are amazing and always available if you need help or someone to talk to. There is also a large selection of clubs and activities, and if you want to do something that doesn’t exist yet you can start it. The community is one of the best parts- almost everyone is friendly, supportive, and excited to learn. I have made friendships that will last forever. Overall this is an amazing school and experience.