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Hendersonville High

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Posted October 28, 2012

This is an excellent school. I have been reading these reviews and find many of the negative comments to be utterly ridiculous. A claim of mediocrity is not a small insult, and Hendersonville High School (HHS)is far from barely adequate. There is a continuous pursuit of excellence that drives both faculty and students at HHS. As a student there, I knew my teachers were sincerely interested in my success and eager to help me prevail. HHS has great extracurricular options that in fact do allow for much growth as an individual as well as a team player. HHS is a comparatively small school and as such, it is very easy to familiarize oneself with the faculty and fellow students. Students are not merely names on a sheet of paper at HHS, or merely boiled down to score grades, HHS faculty makes a diligent effort to make everyone feel welcome and to help them achieve. As I near completion of my undergraduate education, I am pleased to have been able to call HHS my home for four years. The education I gained there has been invaluable to me and something I took for granted while I was there. I am grateful for the tradition and excellence HHS presented me with, others are not as fortunate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

All four of my children attended Hendersonville High. It is a really good high school and a great college prep school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

HHS is not just a school but a real family. Everybody is so spirited and full of life. I am so proud to be an alumnist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

I love my school! HHS is a very open school with a very diverse crowd of people. It seems like we have a club or something that intrests everyone. I play three sports for the school and take 3 honors classes. School is hard work but I believe HHS prepares you to be ready for the reality ahead.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2008

The academic stride for excellence overshadows the delapidated condition HHS. The lame attempt to get the mentally, and physically handicapped children to clean the school is nothing more than a joke. As I close out my final of four years at Hendersonville I find that my education is very lacking. I was taught only what is required by state-mandated tests, leaving no room for personal exploration. Sure there are twenty-two clubs to join, but those clubs have the same 'top notch' students in them. There is a blatent lack of electives to choose from, leaving many people to question the variety of occupations. Hendersonville gives the image that only the top ten percent of each class are the role model students, when in reality those students just pressure themselves more and more to be better than the others and do not focus on who they are as an individual.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2008

My son is a student at HHS. He has gone to many schools but HHS is the one he has felt most at home in. He is in the band which is a great program in the school with great success. However, I find the overall standard of teachers has obviously fallen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

I'm a junior at HHS, and I would have to say that hendersonville is an excellent school. Our EOC's are the best in the county and our athletics are amazing, we have I believe 22 state champion teams. Our teachers are some of the best in the state. If you are moving to Hendersonville, make sure you send your children the HHS. We also have 22 clubs at our school for all kinds of things!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2006

I'm not a parent, but I'm a sophomore here at HHS. I love this school more than any other I have attended. The classes accommodate for nearly every course of study and the teachers really care about the students. Sure, every school has its problems, but no school is perfect! Since there aren't nearly as many students here as in, say, TC Roberson, so the students get the specific tutoring and help that they need. I'm very glad I'm going here because of what they can offer for me and my aspirations to be a veterinarian. Mr. Wilkins, the principal, is wonderful at what he does. Just check it out- I know you'll love it here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2006

This once excellent high school is going straight down the tubes. The pursuit of academic excellence is taking a back seat to sports and the current principal is over-seeing a slouching towards mediocrity that should have the alumni association up in arms. Weak math and science programs combined with floundering language arts and social studies make this a school I would not recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

If you were not raised in Hendersonville do not send you children to this school. HHS is very clicky and there is a double standard with 'legacy kids' receiving preferential treatment in everything from class choice & academics to the arts & sports. The principle is himself a 'legacy' and bows to the will of 'legacy' parents. He is ineffective at best. There are a few good teachers teaching honor courses (most legacy students seem to qualify), but, for students not eligable at honor level - the quality of education is substandard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

The principle at this school is EXCELLENT. He helps to maintain a disciplined, organized and enriched learning environment. He runs a 'tight ship'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

The high school needs teachers to really teach. Many students go through this high school with improper teaching. Also this school has lost all of its history. The students have nothing to really boast about their school now, we are nothing better than all the other schools in the county and in fact we are less than the other schools. Our EOC's are not very good, and the childern are not happy at this school.
—Submitted by a 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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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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
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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Blackn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%
Algebra II

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
93%
Civics and Economics

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
English I

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
English II

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
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 Students28%
Female25%
Male30%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students31%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled students69%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Academically gifted-95%

English II

All Students72%
Female79%
Male64%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
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 73% 52%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Black 10% 26%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

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
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr W Robert Wilkins
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (828) 698-6126

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

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

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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1 Bearcat Boulevard
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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Phone: (828) 697-4802

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