Buncombe County Schools School District

175 Bingham Road
Asheville, NC 28806-3800
(District boundaries shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 45 public schools serving 22,028 students in Buncombe County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Buncombe County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 50% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
45 Schools
2,752 Schools
# Students
22,028 Students
1,524,291 Students
# Teachers
1,631 Teachers
100,983 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Buncombe County 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 90% has increased from 88% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#136 out of 325 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Buncombe County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
54%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Buncombe 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.
51%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Buncombe 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.
90%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Buncombe County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.52
0.70
# American Indian Students
68 Students
17,561 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
280 Students
58,380 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
4,420 Students
302,316 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
20%
# Black Students
1,496 Students
380,019 Students
% Black Students
7%
25%
# White Students
14,691 Students
684,977 Students
% White Students
67%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
103 Students
2,197 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,021 Students
79,811 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
21,304
# Students in K Grade:
1,714
112,495
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,549
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,717
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,613
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,594
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,644
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,556
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,645
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,754
123,350
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,061
142,947
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,867
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,760
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,554
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,088 is higher than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,959 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)
$288 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Buncombe 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)
$286 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Buncombe 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)
$13,088
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Buncombe 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)
$12,959
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Buncombe 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 Buncombe County Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Nesbitt Discovery Academy
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
175 Bingham Rd Ste 10
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 271-4521
Grades: 9-12
| 379 students
Rank: #22.
Early College
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 232-4123
Grades: 9-13
| 232 students
Rank: #33.
Roberson High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
250 Overlook Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 654-1765
Grades: 9-12
| 1,479 students
Rank: #44.
North Buncombe High School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
890 Clarks Chapel Road
Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 645-4221
Grades: 9-12
| 978 students
Rank: #55.
Owen High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
99 Lake Eden Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 686-3852
Grades: 9-12
| 676 students
Rank: #66.
Fairview Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1355 Charlotte Hwy
Fairview, NC 28730
(828) 628-2732
Grades: K-5
| 629 students
Rank: #77.
Reynolds High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Rocket Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 298-2500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,140 students
Rank: #88.
Enka High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
475 Enka Lake Road
Candler, NC 28715
(828) 670-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,015 students
Rank: #99.
Weaverville Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
129 S Main Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 645-3127
Grades: 2-4
| 304 students
Rank: #1010.
North Buncombe Middle School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
51 N Buncombe School Road
Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 645-7944
Grades: 7-8
| 485 students
Rank: #1111.
Glen Arden Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
50 Pinehurst Circle
Arden, NC 28704
(828) 654-1800
Grades: K-4
| 494 students
Rank: #1212.
Cane Creek Middle School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
570 Lower Brush Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
(828) 628-0824
Grades: 6-8
| 454 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Bell Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
90 Maple Springs Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 298-3789
Grades: K-5
| 211 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Haw Creek Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10 Bethesda Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 298-4022
Grades: K-5
| 355 students
Rank: #1515.
West Buncombe Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
175 Erwin Hills Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 232-4282
Grades: K-4
| 550 students
Rank: #1616.
North Windy Ridge Intermediate
(Math: 62% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
20 Doan Road
Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 658-1892
Grades: 5-6
| 495 students
Rank: #1717.
Black Mountain Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Flat Creek Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 669-5217
Grades: 4-5
| 146 students
Rank: #1818.
North Buncombe Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
251 Flat Creek Church Rd
Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 645-6054
Grades: K-4
| 525 students
Rank: #1919.
Pisgah Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1495 Pisgah Hwy
Candler, NC 28715
(828) 670-5023
Grades: K-4
| 188 students
Rank: #2020.
Estes Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
275 Overlook Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 654-1795
Grades: K-5
| 704 students
Rank: #2121.
Erwin High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
60 Lees Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 232-4251
Grades: 9-12
| 1,070 students
Rank: #2222.
Hominy Valley Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
450 Enka Lake Road
Candler, NC 28715
(828) 665-0619
Grades: K-4
| 433 students
Rank: #2323.
Buncombe County Schools Virtual Academy
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
175 Bingham Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 255-5102
Grades: K-12
| 287 students
Rank: #2424.
Valley Springs Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
224 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704
(828) 654-1785
Grades: 5-8
| 649 students
Rank: #2525.
Black Mountain Primary
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
301 East State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 669-2645
Grades: K-3
| 336 students
Rank: #2626.
Candler Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
121 Candler School Road
Candler, NC 28715
(828) 670-5018
Grades: K-4
| 358 students
Rank: #2727.
Barnardsville Elementary School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
20 Hillcrest Drive
Barnardsville, NC 28709
(828) 626-2290
Grades: K-4
| 119 students
Rank: #2828.
Enka Intermediate
(Math: 53% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Asheville Commerce Parkway
Candler, NC 28715
(828) 255-1380
Grades: 5-6
| 594 students
Rank: #2929.
Koontz Intermediate
(Math: 48% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
305 Overlook Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 684-1295
Grades: 5-6
| 649 students
Rank: #3030.
Sand Hill-venable Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
154 Sand Hill School Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 670-5028
Grades: K-4
| 510 students
Rank: #3131.
Avery's Creek Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
15 Park South Boulevard
Arden, NC 28704
(828) 654-1810
Grades: K-4
| 559 students
Rank: #3232.
Leicester Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
31 Gilbert Road
Leicester, NC 28748
(828) 683-2341
Grades: K-4
| 379 students
Rank: #3333.
Enka Middle School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
390 Asbury Road
Candler, NC 28715
(828) 670-5010
Grades: 7-8
| 602 students
Rank: #3434.
Community High School
Alternative School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
235 Old Us 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
(828) 686-7734
Grades: 9-12
| 101 students
Rank: #3535.
Reynolds Middle School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2 Rocket Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 298-7484
Grades: 6-8
| 523 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Buncombe County Schools School District?
Buncombe County Schools School District manages 45 public schools serving 22,028 students.
What is the rank of Buncombe County Schools School District?
Buncombe County Schools School District is ranked #136 out of 325 school districts in North Carolina (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of North Carolina school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Buncombe County Schools School District?
67% of Buncombe County Schools School District students are White, 20% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Buncombe County Schools School District?
Buncombe County Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 15:1.
What is Buncombe County Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,959 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 45 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 22,028 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : 90% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 54% (Top 50%)
  • : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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