Roberson High School

  • Roberson High School serves 1,596 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 57% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 61% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Roberson High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.
  • Roberson High School operates within the Buncombe County s School District.
  • Buncombe County s School District's 86% graduation rate is lower than the North Carolina state average of 88%.

Top Placements

Roberson High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • Roberson High School's student population of 1596 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,596 students
Roberson High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Roberson High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers97 teachers
Roberson High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeRoberson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Roberson High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Roberson High School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
47%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
47%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Roberson High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Roberson High School American Indian Students (2006-2007)
Asian
2%
3%
Roberson High School Asian Students (1991-2016)
Hispanic
14%
16%
Roberson High School Black Students (1996-2016)
Black
13%
26%
Roberson High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
68%
50%
Roberson High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Roberson High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsRoberson High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.500.46
Roberson High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
93%
88%
Roberson High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
52%
Roberson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
Roberson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Roberson High School is Buncombe County s School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 272 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Buncombe County s School District's student population of 24,563 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 86% has increased from 78% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,146 is higher than the state average of $8,969. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,138 is higher than the state average of $8,766. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameBuncombe County s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    44
    1
    Number of Students Managed24,563870
    Buncombe County s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    47%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    51%
    47%
    District Graduation Rate
    86%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$262 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$236 MM$8 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,146$8,969
    District Spending / Student$9,138$8,766
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

    Nearby Public Schools

    Show me:

    School Reviews

    Review Roberson High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

    • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
    • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

    I am a:

    Name or Alias:

    Your review:

    Rate this school:
    Recent Articles
    We analyze on a new study that shows restricting sugary snacks in vending machines in schools resulted in less weight-gain over a three-year period.
    A number of school districts across the country are considering the closure of some of their public schools. We’ll look at reasons for the closures and what parents are doing to protest.
    We report on the back to school campaign launched by CPS despite huge issues facing the district, including reports of school officials lying to get their children free lunches, conflicts between administrators and teachers’ union, and a lower bond rating.