Asheville High School

419 Mcdowell Street
Asheville, NC 28803
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 1,135 students in grades 9-12, Asheville High School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 51%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 50%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,135 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : 92% (Top 20% in NC)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • : 71% (Top 20%)
  • : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Asheville High School's student population of 1,135 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,135 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
86 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Asheville High School ranks within the top 30% of all 2,617 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Asheville High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NC)
#592 out of 2617 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Asheville High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55-59%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Asheville High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
71%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Asheville High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
45%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Asheville High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
8%
20%
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Black
16%
25%
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White
67%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Asheville High School and the percentage of White public school students in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in North Carolina.
0.52
This chart display the diversity score of Asheville High School and the public school average diversity score of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
92%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of Asheville High School and public school graduation rate of North Carolina by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Asheville High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Asheville High School's ranking?
Asheville High School is ranked #592 out of 2,617 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in North Carolina.
What schools are Asheville High School often compared to?
Asheville High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like School Of Inquiry And Life Sciences by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% NC state average), while 71% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% NC state average).
What is the graduation rate of Asheville High School?
The graduation rate of Asheville High School is 92%, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 86%.
How many students attend Asheville High School?
1,135 students attend Asheville High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Asheville High School students are White, 16% of students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Asheville High School?
Asheville High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Asheville High School offer ?
Asheville High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Asheville High School part of?
Asheville High School is part of Asheville City Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,135 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : 92% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • : 71% (Top 20%)
  • : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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