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Ashe County High

Public | 9-12 | 931 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2013

We now live in a metropolitan area, but my 3 oldest children were all very happy at ACHS, Some math teachers are nationally trained, and the AP Calculus teacher is a tester for Texas Instruments. I was surprised to find such high caliber teachers in a very rural community. This school has an excellent ROTC, band, and state award winning yearbook, and BETA club. This school has an involved student body that supports the athletics and a top notch tennis coach. It offers a really good wildlife biology course and many career oriented programs (nursing etc). We now live in an area with a much higher rated school with a much larger budget, but we feel the quality of the ROTC, and math department and band program is superior at ACHS, We were also pleased with the administration. We really loved ACHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2009

i go to the school and have also attended a big city school and ACHS is the best school. We have some of the best test scores and are rated as one of the number 1 schools in NC
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2008

This is an awesome school... quite possibly the best in the north western North Carolina
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2003

I have a daughter at the Ashe County High School, even though we live in a remote area, our school system continue to grow with excellent. The whole school system continues to improve every year with academics, sports, the quality of teacher hired. I appreciate all the hard work Mr. Bradley McNeil and his staff put into our school system. I strongly believe that when my child leaves for college she will be able to suceed. Thanks to all the hard work of each person in the school system.


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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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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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%
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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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%
Algebra II

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
Civics and Economics

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%
English I

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%
English II

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Physical Science

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
United States History

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students49%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Academically gifted90%

Biology

All Students37%
Female36%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Academically gifted85%

English II

All Students49%
Female52%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students56%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically gifted88%
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 91% 52%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
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 53%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

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Arts & music

Visual arts
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  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr Jason Krider
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (336) 846-2411

Programs

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  • Honors track
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
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  • Speech and language impairments
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  • Spanish
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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184 Campus Drive
West Jefferson, NC 28694
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