Asheville City Schools School District

85 Mountain Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public middle schools serving 855 students in Asheville City Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Asheville City Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
10 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
4,218 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
328 Teachers
31,852 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Asheville City Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% 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 93% has increased from 88% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#125 out of 325 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Asheville City Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
49%
51%
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 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 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 2021-22 school year data.
93%
86%
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 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.56
0.70
# American Indian Students
8 Students
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
32 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
363 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
19%
# Black Students
787 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
19%
26%
# White Students
2,675 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
63%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
37 Students
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
316 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
97
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
321
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
290
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
294
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
281
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
325
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
282
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
257
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
306
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
292
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
389
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
370
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
378
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
336
7,429
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,681 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,402 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$66 MM
$17,307 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$65 MM
$17,964 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$15,681
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Asheville City 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)
$15,402
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Asheville City 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 Asheville City Schools School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Montford North Star Academy
(Math: 55% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
90 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 350-6900
Grades: 6-8
| 232 students
Rank: #22.
Asheville Middle School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
211 S French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 350-6200
Grades: 6-8
| 623 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 10 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,218 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : 93% (Top 20% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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