Avery High Stem Academy

401 Avery County High School R
Newland, NC 28657
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Avery High Stem Academy serves 151 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥90% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Avery High Stem Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Avery High Stem Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Avery High Stem Academy's student population of 151 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 7 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students151 students
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Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
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School Comparison

Avery High Stem Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Avery High Stem Academy is 0.10, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#912 out of 2561 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥90%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
18%
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Black
n/a
25%
White
95%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.100.68
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAvery County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Avery High Stem Academy is Avery High Viking Academy (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Avery Middle School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newland Avery High Viking Academy
    Grades: 9 | 63 students
    0.0 miles
    401 Avery County High School R
    Newland, NC 28657
    (828) 733-0151
    0.0 9 63
  • Newland Avery County High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 373 students
    0.1 miles
    401 Avery County High School R
    Newland, NC 28657
    (828) 733-0151
    0.1 9-12 373
  • Newland Avery Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 274 students
    0.1 miles
    102 Old Montezuma Road
    Newland, NC 28657
    (828) 733-0145
    0.1 6-8 274
  • Newland Blue Ridge Academy Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 20 students
    0.1 miles
    76 Old Montezuma Rd
    Newland, NC 28657
    (828) 737-6011
    0.1 6-12 20
  • Newland Newland Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 288 students
    1.3 miles
    750 Linville Street
    Newland, NC 28657
    (828) 733-4911
    1.3 PK-5 288

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