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Avery County High School

Public | 9-12 | 356 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 11, 2014

We ask for help against a bully and received nothing. I stead my child was punished the
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Great techers, nicely maintained school, very nice and up-to-date technology.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

Great school and great teachers, Sharon Sells
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

There is strong leadership at Avery High School. Unlike other nearby county High Schools that have strong drug activity,Avery tries to keep it in check. Regular drug dog sweeps and effort is given by the teachers and administration staying visable during class changes. Overall, Avery teachers care about their students and the students care about one another.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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n/a

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%
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
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
62%
Algebra II

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%
Civics and Economics

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
English I

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

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
84%
English II

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%
Physical Science

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%
United States History

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
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 Students7%
Female15%
Male-5%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White9%
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students10%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students55%
Female66%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students36%
Female49%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically giftedn/a
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 93% 52%
Hispanic 5% 14%
Black 1% 26%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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401 Avery County High School Road
Newland, NC 28657
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Phone: (828) 733-0151

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