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Weaverville, NC
Students enrolled: 1,056

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890 Clarks Chapel Road
Weaverville, NC 28787

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(828) 645-4221
(828) 645-4367
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October 10, 2014
By far the worst school I have ever seen. Students are extremely homophobic, and openly ridicule each other constantly. The teachers were for the most part okay but the guidance counselors were extremely unhelpful and straight up disrespectful and hostile towards students. The only thing the administrators or staff are concerned about is the athletics department. I've seen many classmates chewing tobacco in class and teachers are clueless. I've heard various students express racism and intolerance to each other. They use foul language and are hateful and the school itself is disgustingly unclean. The bathrooms were so unsanitary and there were multiple occasions in which feces were found in the urinals and in the middle of the bathroom floor. It was more like going to a zoo then going to a school. If you want to ensure your child is safe from verbal or physical abuse and is happy in their school, avoid north buncombe.

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2014
North Buncombe High School was overall a good experience. Individually, the different programs throughout the school (band, sports, science, arts, etc) are great and there are many fantastic teachers and staff members. Unfortunately that's where the positive part ends. The administration at this school is a disgrace to the community and should not be allowed to be in charge of the education of any children. They value athletics over anything else, including academics and arts programs that have proven to improve students overall. The whole budget goes to the athletic department allowing the football team to buy new equipment so that they can lose game after game. The award winning arts and science programs are given little to no financial assistance, leaving students and parents to fund their own trips, uniforms, and equipment. Unless your child plays football, expect no help from the administration and plan ahead to pay for any school related activities they may want to participate in.

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2014
NBHS is not an emotionally or physically safe school for students. Teachers see and hear 'nothing' due to fear of repercussions by administration who either bully students and parents or give in completely to parents they feel are powerful within the community. There is little concern for academics except for the top honors students who are also athletes. Highly talented, academically strong students who are not athletic are left to manage on their own,.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2012
I atteneded this school and graduated in "98". I found that the teachers are great. I really loved the library staff. They were always willing to help me out when ever i needed it. They also encouraged me to reach my goals. I was one of very few to read all the books except for 5 in there. As for the students I didnt really connect with any of them. Im not really athletic,nor am i anything else. I didnt realy fit in to this scool. I guess thats why i was such good friends with the library staff. I was a very lonely person in this school. No matter how hard i tried i was never excepted. I wont let my son attened this school. I prefer the private school education. they put more on accademics then sports.

- submitted by a community member
August 07, 2012
Three of my children attended North Buncombe High School. None of my children were "super star" athletes. Yet, they enjoyed their experiences and excelled in academics. Of all the public high schools in Buncombe county, North Buncombe was and is our first choice for all around excellence.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
Terrific school, great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
Good school. The staff is well connected to the students and offers inspired leadership.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2009
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October 16, 2009
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no rating October 08, 2009
This school is my Alma Mater. I have put two sons and a daughter through this school and now, my 14 yr old daughter. She loves high school. She remains to be an A average student and enjoys her teachers. They are top notch. I had no problems with my other three and now she is thriving and learning. I attribute that to the awesome teachers and staff at the school. They always take time to listen and help. My son graduated from this school in '06, and his siblings following that. So, my experience with this school has been vast. It never changes. It's been through the years, and still is, the best high school around!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2009
The principal and his assistants have much to be desired. There is no true leadership.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 09, 2009
I think this school is very beautiful and has high test scores, however the administration is horrible and extremely below average. There honor the athletic department and sport starts 'rule' the school, so it your child is neither I wouldn't suggest enrolling them at North Buncombe.

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December 31, 2008
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August 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2007
would like to see more acedemic after school programs. sports play to much impact.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
North Buncombe is for the most part a very good school. One of the best in the county. The administration at NBHS now has NO IDEA what they are doing. However the teachers are some of the best and well rounded that I've ever seen. The halls are over crowed. But if your into sports you will most likly fit right in.

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August 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2005
North Buncombe High has recently underwent a much needed change in leadership from the previous principal Rodney Mangum. Widely known for its academic standing, North Buncombe is now thriving with community support for its acclaimed band, resurgent athletic teams, and social landscape. Support and consequently, succuess in the NB school district are at an all-time high.

- submitted by a former student
August 27, 2004
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North Buncombe High
890 Clarks Chapel Road, Weaverville, NC  28787
(828) 645-4221
Last modified North Buncombe High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Buncombe High Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top