Ashe County Schools School District

320 South Street
Jefferson, NC 28640
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

Ashe County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public high schools serving 903 students in Ashe County Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public high schools in North Carolina.
Public High Schools in Ashe County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 76% (versus the North Carolina public high school average of 58%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 58% statewide average).
Public High School in Ashe County School School District have a Graduation Rate of 79%, which is less than the North Carolina average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Ashe County High School, with 80-84% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in North Carolina or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public high school average of 53% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
6 Schools
738 Schools
# Students
2,767 Students
539,647 Students
# Teachers
208 Teachers
32,877 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Ashe County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80-84% has decreased from 88% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#72 out of 325 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ashe County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ashe County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
58%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ashe County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
80-84%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ashe County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.28
0.68
# American Indian Students
3 Students
5,866 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
10 Students
18,660 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
358 Students
100,068 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
19%
# Black Students
16 Students
133,085 Students
% Black Students
1%
25%
# White Students
2,327 Students
256,757 Students
% White Students
84%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
713 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
54 Students
26,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
54
543
# Students in K Grade:
176
5,886
# Students in 1st Grade:
190
5,830
# Students in 2nd Grade:
167
6,059
# Students in 3rd Grade:
204
6,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
206
6,315
# Students in 5th Grade:
188
6,848
# Students in 6th Grade:
226
10,258
# Students in 7th Grade:
221
11,024
# Students in 8th Grade:
232
10,933
# Students in 9th Grade:
282
142,946
# Students in 10th Grade:
223
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
211
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
187
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,292 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,212 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$37 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Ashe County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$37 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Ashe County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$13,292
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ashe County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$13,212
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ashe County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Ashe County Schools School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ashe County Early College High School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
363 Campus Dr
West Jefferson, NC 28694
(336) 846-1881
Grades: 9-13
| 125 students
Rank: #22.
Ashe County High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
184 Campus Drive
West Jefferson, NC 28694
(336) 846-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 778 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 2,767 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • : 80-84% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 65% (Top 20%)
  • : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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