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North Buncombe High

Public | 9-12 | 1056 students

 

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Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted August 7, 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


Posted January 15, 2010

Terrific school, great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Good school. The staff is well connected to the students and offers inspired leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 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


Posted April 23, 2009

The principal and his assistants have much to be desired. There is no true leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

would like to see more acedemic after school programs. sports play to much impact.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


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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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%
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

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Reading

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Science

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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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Civics and Economics

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%
English I

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
English II

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Physical Science

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%
United States History

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

254 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 Students26%
Female34%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students41%
Female37%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Academically gifted83%

English II

All Students55%
Female61%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically gifted92%
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 89% 52%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Black 0% 26%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Jack Evans
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (828) 645-4367

Programs

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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(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
  • 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
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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