Asheville High School

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419 Mcdowell St

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 350-2500

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,032

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for Asheville High School

I liked the school but a lot of the classes are below average and I was just not impressed.

Posted by a other on 05/27/12

I absolutely agree with the review below, Asheville High is the best combination of diversity and quality I have ever experienced. It's a microcosm offering students a taste of the real world, those who have and those who have not; but with educational choices including AP offerings that beat the regions ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/13/12

The point to remember when looking at the ratings, is that some schools are simply more diverse than others. Asheville High is one of those schools. They track your kids, meaning, if you have a super bright kid, they will be in classes with other bright kids. If your kid has special needs, they will ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/29/11

Faculty is wonderful. An extraordinary array of Advanced Placement classes. Bill Sanderson's AP biology class is reason enough by itself to attend Asheville High. Guidance Department, however, seems overwhelmed and listless, although there are exceptions (Mrs. Walker; Ms. Gilliam)

Posted by a parent on 09/30/09

Abundance of AP classes offered. Amazing theatre department. Strong, supportive and creative inner city school.

Posted by a parent on 09/20/09

I am a student recently graduated from AHS and couldn't have imagined going to any other school in Western North Carolina. The teachers are amazing, helpful, and engaging. The school itself is one of the most beautiful, and the city surrounding it is one of the best to raise a child.

Posted by a student on 08/27/08

I have recently transferred to Asheville high and the student to teacher ratio is excellent, the teachers and administrators are extraordinarily friendly and there is police officers inbetween class changes and at lunch. there is a lot more diversityand the ppoeple there are very accepting.

Posted by a student on 03/22/08

I graduated from Asheville High in 2002. The AP course track prepared me exceptionally well for college. The teachers were wonderful.

Posted by a former student on 06/06/06

I actually am not a parent but a student that just graduated and has gone on to college. My teachers at Asheville High prepared me well and were still very understanding and caring at the same time and were always willing to help and even offer advice. This school also provides a wide variety of classes ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/22/04

Asheville High school adequately prepares high schoolers for college or work. They combine the rare qualities of caring faculty with a rigorous curriculum. Teachers are always available and encouraging.

Posted by a parent on 05/17/04

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Test scores for Asheville High School

EOC* Test Scores

Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2012
Asheville High School
Asheville City Schools
North Carolina
* In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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Asheville schools — Asheville High School is located at 419 Mcdowell St, Asheville NC 28803. 419 Mcdowell St is in the 28803 ZIP code in Asheville, NC The school district for Asheville High School is the Asheville City Schools. Asheville High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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