Asheville City Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 4,529 students in Asheville City Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Asheville City Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Asheville City Schools School District are School Of Inquiry And Life Sciences, Asheville High School and Isaac Dickson Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Asheville City Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Overview

School District Name
Asheville City Schools School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
10 Schools
2,688 Schools
# Students
4,529 Students
1,551,508 Students
# Teachers
327 Teachers
99,310 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Asheville City Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 305 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#83 out of 305 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Asheville City Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Asheville City 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Asheville City 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Asheville City Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.56
0.68
# American Indian Students
6 Students
20,054 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
49 Students
51,696 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
374 Students
271,088 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
18%
# Black Students
938 Students
393,089 Students
% Black Students
21%
25%
# White Students
2,835 Students
749,017 Students
% White Students
63%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
24 Students
2,146 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
303 Students
66,064 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
108
18,691
# Students in K Grade:
345
115,006
# Students in 1st Grade:
361
115,491
# Students in 2nd Grade:
372
116,934
# Students in 3rd Grade:
382
121,120
# Students in 4th Grade:
368
122,769
# Students in 5th Grade:
368
123,069
# Students in 6th Grade:
314
119,743
# Students in 7th Grade:
288
116,908
# Students in 8th Grade:
249
110,052
# Students in 9th Grade:
389
130,053
# Students in 10th Grade:
328
120,963
# Students in 11th Grade:
329
114,911
# Students in 12th Grade:
328
105,294
# Ungraded Students:
-
504

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,039 is higher than the state median of $9,419. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,914 is higher than the state median of $9,637. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$59 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Asheville City Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$63 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Asheville City Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,039
$9,419
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Asheville City Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,914
$9,637
This chart display average spending per public school student in Asheville City Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Asheville City Schools School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
School Of Inquiry And Life Sciences
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
419 Mcdowell Street
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 350-2700
Grades: 9-12
| 379 students
Rank: #22.
Asheville High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
419 Mcdowell Street
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 350-2500
Grades: 9-12
| 995 students
Rank: #33.
Isaac Dickson Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 56% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
125 Hill Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 350-6800
Grades: PK-5
| 509 students
Rank: #44.
Montford North Star Academy
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
90 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 350-6900
Grades: 6
| 82 students
Rank: #55.
Ira B Jones Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 50% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
544 Kimberly Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 350-6700
Grades: PK-5
| 461 students
Rank: #66.
Vance Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 49% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
98 Sulphur Springs Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 350-6600
Grades: K-5
| 422 students
Rank: #77.
Claxton Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 48% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
241 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 350-6500
Grades: K-5
| 473 students
Rank: #88.
Asheville Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
211 S French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 350-6200
Grades: 6-8
| 769 students
Rank: #99.
Hall Fletcher Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
60 Ridgelawn Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 350-6400
Grades: PK-5
| 328 students
Asheville Primary
Magnet School
441 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 350-2900
Grades: PK-2
| 111 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,529 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 30% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56

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