419 Mcdowell Street
Asheville, NC 28803
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Asheville High School serves 995 students in grades 9-12.
Asheville High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Asheville High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Asheville High School's student population of 995 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
995 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
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School Rankings

Asheville High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Asheville High School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#304 out of 2571 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
18%
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Black
19%
25%
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White
67%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Graduation Rate
88%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 995 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50% in NC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51 (Top 50%)

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