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250 Overlook Road
Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 654-1765
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April 20, 2014
I have one child who has graduated and another now in his junior year at TCR. I teach Algebra at another Buncombe County high school. My children attend their home school rather than mine because put simply, TCR is tops when it comes to education and their sports programs are all top notch. People on here are mentioning drugs so I will address this issue, EVERY high school in America has a problem with drugs. Teach your children to say NO, be a positive support system for them. Parents need to be involved in their students activities, which brings up of course ENCOURAGE your children to become involved in clubs, music or sports and please please please attend their concerts and games.....a non committed parent often leads to a non committed student. TCR has a top of the line administration, their principle goes above and beyond her duties. Buncombe County has many great choices for education when it comes to safety TCR is one of the top, check out the local PD and ask for reports on each school.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2014
My son is a junior at TC and he has thrived so far. I expect him to get accepted to most colleges he applies to and to receive at least some partial scholarships. Almost all of the teachers he has had have been willing to let him come in early and/or stay late when he needed extra help. My son says that there are a lot of clicks but no bullying. This school is great if your child has the will to succeed!

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2014
This school is wonderful when academic and athletic achievement are priority, but for being in a location as beautiful as asheville, it does not promote a love of nature. This may have to do with the students and staff living in south asheville, an area that loathes "eviro hippies" and drives expensive SUVs, but I have found hiking, climbing, etc to be crucial to my abstaining from drugs, alcohol, vandalism, etc in a school that has many students with those problems. If you have a child with tendencies toward those habits already, TCR won't be a great option. The Administrators also have a tendency to dislike their charges

- submitted by a community member

October 03, 2012
I went to this school. and let me assure you that this is NOT a great school. in my oppinion one of THE worst schools in the country! its like the staff and teachers dont care about the students, i mean how many times when i was a student did teachers just walk by when i was being picked on in the hallways between classes? ALOT! do not, i repeat DO NOT send your kids to this school!!!

- submitted by a community member

April 23, 2012
An outstanding public high school with a strong academic program and extraordinary leadership. Well rounded athletic and extra-curricular programs for all students. Proud that both my children attended TC Roberson.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2011
I have not been here. but I know people who have gone there and they loved it. So it has to be pretty.

- submitted by a community member

December 20, 2010
first off i would like to say that I am not a student at TC. But i almost was. I have many fresham friends who go to TC that say they would absolutly love it there if it were not for the freshman academy. I attend a highschool where we dont have the freshman academy and it feels like I am realy in High school. I thik the Academy really prevents the students from getting the real high school experiance. But this is just my opinion, I am not meaning to offend anybody.

- submitted by a community member

July 29, 2010
If you are an average student, then it can be a good school but if you are looking for a challenge, this school doesn't offer much challenge.

- submitted by a student

April 29, 2010
TCR is by far the best high school in Buncombe county hands down. Academic wise, Roberson is known at the college level to be an exeptional school. I got accepted at Carolina, Furman, and Brevard- and found out later that part of that reason was because I went to high school at Roberson. One of the students I got accepted over at Brevard had similar scores, extra-curricular activities, etc. as I did, so it came down to the high school and they were from Reynolds. I found this out after becoming good friends with the head of admissions brother. Athletically, Roberson is hands down the best-no questions asked. We have by far won more conference and state championships than ANY school in WNC. TCR has won nearly 40 state championships, and I could not even count the number of conference championships the school has won. You can't find a better school!

- submitted by a student

October 03, 2009
its the best in WNC if Athletics and Academics is important to you and your kids

- submitted by a student

July 14, 2009
I have graduated from TC after attending for four years. If it had not been for the principal and the staff I would have quit a long time ago. The people that complain about this school have their own issues. It was great for me and I appreciate all that they have done.

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2009
TC Roberson was wonderful for my three children. No negative issues, great experiences, honors track and AP helped prepare for further education and now they are on the dean's list at college -- who could ask for more?

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no rating
February 22, 2009
This high school offers an excellent education in preparation for the future of students, whether university or community college.

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no rating
August 23, 2008
My son goes to this school and he was on a television show called MADE on Mtv. The support was great and the band environment is outstanding, but the drugs here are so bad, that you will never beleive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 28, 2008
I am a parent of a Freshman and Senior at TC. Coming from a private school, we have been happy with the education our children have received at TC. I can say enough about our Principal and staff. They have addressed the issues we have experienced with fairness and interity. Our children seem to have chosen good friends and we have a great parent support group. It is important and where ever your child goes that each parent contributes and get involued. Everyone must make it better. It starts at home

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2008
Also i would like to add that they do prepare you for school right and have strict attendance and academic rules but the bullying and drugs there are unheard of. if you want your child to be safe from drugs, TC is worse than what you might of read about Asheville high or Reynolds.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2008
TC Roberson was a great learning experince for my children, they thought it was a great school!

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2008
My child was at TCR for half of her freshman year and I am relieved that she is no longer there. From an academic standpoint, the school is solid. However, the environment of the school in terms of safety and discipline is poor despite the introduction of the Freshman Academy. I do not feel that the administration has a handle on what transpires inside and outside of the halls each day. And, when the administration does have knowledge, they can be slow to react -- a case of too little too late. Truly, the best way for good kids and good students to survive this school is to track in all honors classes. But even that won't completely safeguard them from much of the nastiness that occurs.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2006
As a former student of TC (Class of 2002), I must admit this is one of the better schools I have attended throughout my life. After graduating, I found I was well prepared for college because of the dedication the teachers put into their lessons. There are many opportunities for the student to get involved (Ex: Key Club, Interact, and so on). Great arts programs (especially band). Excellent athletics department. I can also say the level of parent involvement, especially while I attended, was quite high. If you're a parent looking for an above average school in the Asheville area, start with TC.

- submitted by a student

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Three years in a row Wachovia Cup winner. Most outstanding athletic program in the state.


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T C Roberson High
250 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC  28803
(828) 654-1765
Last modified T C Roberson High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
T C Roberson High Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top