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Asheville High

Public | 9-12 | 1006 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted March 2, 2014

My daughter is a Freshman at AHS. She absolutely love it here and say her teachers are the best she has ever had. There is a strong sense of comrodery amoungst this diverse group of kids and they truly care for each other. She has never seen bullying, is academically challenged (she takes honors level classes) and really appreaciates how hard the faculty and staff work to accomodate each kid's needs. As a parent, I can't help but think what this (and other NC) schools could do if there hadn't budget cuts by the governor and legislature.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2014

I'm sorry but I gotta give this a lower rating just because my time there wasn't all that great. Of course, There were some students that went there and had the time of there life, couldn't be happier. It's just that some of those students aren't the best kids in the whole world. What I mean was there was a lot of bullying. Mostly these were kids from I'd say the ghetto, and it just seemed like they had nothing better to do than tease other kids for no good reason. And the reason why there are so many police officers there is just because of the amount of fights that go on there. By the time I left, there was a cop around every corner because a fight happened pretty much everyday. The only reason I'm rating it as high as two stars is because everything else about it is amazon. The faculty, education, and programs they had were pretty awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2012

I liked the school but a lot of the classes are below average and I was just not impressed.


Posted January 13, 2012

I absolutely agree with the review below, Asheville High is the best combination of diversity and quality I have ever experienced. It's a microcosm offering students a taste of the real world, those who have and those who have not; but with educational choices including AP offerings that beat the regions top private schools, Mandarin Chinese with a journey to Beijing and Shanghai. Yet kids who are going straight into the workforce have amazing opportunities as well through connections with the local hospital and 2 year college. As a parent of a sophomore, I could not be happier. Asheville High is an American treasure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2011

The point to remember when looking at the ratings, is that some schools are simply more diverse than others. Asheville High is one of those schools. They track your kids, meaning, if you have a super bright kid, they will be in classes with other bright kids. If your kid has special needs, they will be in a class with other special needs classes. If your child is gifted and scholarly, very college minded, this is the place for you. Lots of AP classes. If your child is handy and wants a trade background with no plans for college, this is the place for you. Great training and preparation. I sent three kids here. One was bookish and went to the Ivy League, one was a jock and went on to Carolina, one wasn't academic, but went to a cooking school and is happy owning her own cafe. They were each well-served by this gorgeous diverse school. The reason the scores are lower (it's ranked a 4) is because ALL types of kids go here. It's not a warehouse for rich kids, or poor kids, like other high schools in the county. ALL types of kids attend here. They end up getting together in the extra curricular areas. Racial diverse, just terrific. It's what public school should be, the great equalizer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Faculty is wonderful. An extraordinary array of Advanced Placement classes. Bill Sanderson's AP biology class is reason enough by itself to attend Asheville High. Guidance Department, however, seems overwhelmed and listless, although there are exceptions (Mrs. Walker; Ms. Gilliam)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Abundance of AP classes offered. Amazing theatre department. Strong, supportive and creative inner city school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

I am a student recently graduated from AHS and couldn't have imagined going to any other school in Western North Carolina. The teachers are amazing, helpful, and engaging. The school itself is one of the most beautiful, and the city surrounding it is one of the best to raise a child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2008

I have recently transferred to Asheville high and the student to teacher ratio is excellent, the teachers and administrators are extraordinarily friendly and there is police officers inbetween class changes and at lunch. there is a lot more diversityand the ppoeple there are very accepting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2006

I graduated from Asheville High in 2002. The AP course track prepared me exceptionally well for college. The teachers were wonderful.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2004

I actually am not a parent but a student that just graduated and has gone on to college. My teachers at Asheville High prepared me well and were still very understanding and caring at the same time and were always willing to help and even offer advice. This school also provides a wide variety of classes that can meet anyones interests.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2004

Asheville High school adequately prepares high schoolers for college or work. They combine the rare qualities of caring faculty with a rigorous curriculum. Teachers are always available and encouraging.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
Blackn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Blackn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

247 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

242 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

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United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students8%
Female8%
Male7%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students11%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
Academically gifted-5%

Biology

All Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial32%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted82%

English II

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial46%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 52%
Black 30% 26%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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419 McDowell Street
Asheville, NC 28803
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Phone: (828) 350-2500

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