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T C Roberson High

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Posted yesterday

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


Posted 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


Posted January 7, 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


Posted October 3, 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!!!


Posted 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


Posted June 6, 2011

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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 3, 2009

its the best in WNC if Athletics and Academics is important to you and your kids
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

This high school offers an excellent education in preparation for the future of students, whether university or community college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 4, 2008

TC Roberson was a great learning experince for my children, they thought it was a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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 former student


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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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The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

350 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%
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

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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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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23%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%
Algebra II

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%
Civics and Economics

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
English I

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

411 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%
English II

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

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Physical Science

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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70%
United States History

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

348 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students23%
Female22%
Male23%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracial10%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiency5%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students53%
Female52%
Male54%
Black11%
Asian94%
Hispanic19%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted90%

English II

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Black47%
Asian86%
Hispanic34%
Multiracial39%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 52%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Black 10% 26%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 3% 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 36%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Vally Springs Middle School
Cane Creek Middle School
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • NC School of Distinction (2007)
  • Washington Post Challenge Index (2007)
  • NC School of Distinction (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
School Leader's name
  • Ms Amy Rhoney
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (828) 654-1768

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Parent teacher student organization ram's club athletic booster club parent advisory council tcr education foundation proctors
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  • Three years in a row Wachovia Cup winner. Most outstanding athletic program in the state.
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