Where are the best public schools in the Asheville and surrounding areas? Also, what are some good neighborhoo

Asked by Justina, Asheville, NC Tue Mar 25, 2008

Where are the best public schools in the Asheville and surrounding areas? Also, what are some good neighborhoods for a middle class home in those areas?

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Elisa Lamar, , Asheville, NC
Sun Jul 20, 2008
Hello Justina,
The best website in Asheville (Buncombe county) for the school ratings is: http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/
Your choice of school will depend on the grade level your children will attend.
Once you decide which schools you want for them, then I will be happy to help you with your home search. Call me at 828 337-9601 or email me at elamar@Beverly-Hanks.com and we'll talk. Good luck!
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Rowena Patton, Agent, Asheville, NC
Sat Mar 29, 2008
Here's an overview I like. I would be glad to help you if you let me know kind of spot and school you are looking for so your family's needs can be met. Ro

Asheville Preschools
For many families, preschool plays an essential part in introducing their kids to the expanded social networks and exciting new cognitive experiences of schooling. Choosing just the right one for you and your child is an important process. Asheville has a wide variety of options to choose from.
Faith-Based Asheville Preschools
Home to many faith-centered preschool facilities representing a variety of religions, Asheville makes it easy to find a facility that can prepare your child for kindergarten while imparting an understanding of the core values and morals central to a particular faith.
Head Start
Since 1965, Head Start Programs have been helping the children of low-income families to receive the care and education they need to succeed when entering school. Head Start is comprehensive in nature, focusing on education, nutrition and health, as well as working with parents to ensure a productive learning environment at home. Asheville is fortunate to have Head Start programs convenient to all parts of town.
Montessori, Waldorf and Alternative Method Preschools
Asheville has several of these popular alternative learning centers that utilize children's innate capacity for imagination, creating a fun and exciting learning environment. Developed as early as the nineteenth century, these revolutionary approaches to early childhood education have their basis in the belief that a child's faculty for learning is fundamentally different from an adult's. Teaching methods are adjusted to the natural developmental stages of children in order to introduce problem solving, social, and time management skills at a pace uniquely catered to their needs.

K-12 Education in Asheville
Asheville takes great pride in its teachers, and for good reason. Due to their reputation for academic excellence, it's not uncommon for Asheville teachers to be called upon to share their expertise with the world. Just this June, Asheville's own Joanne Robert was given the honor of participating in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program. Indeed, it's often that the winner of the Western Region Teacher of the Year award goes to someone in Asheville's ranks. See also the Asheville Schools section.
Public Schools
Long recognized for its achievements in education, the Asheville City School District has learned to work in unison with Asheville's families and greater community to engender a learning environment that is both engaging and respectful. In their mission to impart a growing knowledge of the arts, sciences, and life skills to Asheville area students, the teachers and administrators have built an academic institution that serves as a model for school districts in North Carolina and beyond. The academic rankings say it all -- Asheville City Schools is currently ranked 8th in the State of North Carolina in the number of National Board Certified teachers, 2nd in the state in SAT scores with an average score of 1124 in math and reading, as well as 2nd in the State among 115 districts for the number of No Child Left Behind AYP goals met. The district's awards include the EETT IMPACTing School Leadership Prize, the Western Region 2006 Principal of the Year award, and many others.
Private Schools
Whether you're looking for a school of faith, excellence outside of the public schooling system, or a boarding school staffed by some of the most talented educators in the region, Asheville has an impressive array of private schooling options to meet your needs. Schools like the prestigious Asheville School go to every length to maintain low teacher / student ratios, faculties with advanced degrees, and personalized college counseling programs. Their efforts are consistently rewarded with well above average SAT/ACT scores, acceptance and success in the best 4-year colleges, and ultimately alumni with the skills and confidence necessary to lead in today's competitive world.

Higher Education in Asheville
Public Colleges & Universities
Rife with opportunities for higher learning, this scenic mountain town boasts 4 publicly-funded schools. With the North Carolina University System's only Liberal Arts College and two first-class community colleges, Asheville's public institutions have affordable programs that provide easy access to the skills and resources you need to become the pilot / lawyer/ electrician / acupuncturist / Rhodes scholar / Writer you've always dreamed of becoming. Asheville's two largest public institutions, UNC Asheville and A-B Tech Community College, are largely responsible for one of many of Asheville's reputations as being a college town.
The University of North Carolina Asheville is the North Carolina University System's only Liberal Arts College. Well-known for its beautiful 265 acre campus, award winning curriculum..
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Rowena Patton, Agent, Asheville, NC
Fri Jun 6, 2008
Hi Justina

Here is a link to check out the schools in the area:
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Hallie Sheaf…, , Asheville, NC
Wed Apr 23, 2008
Realtors can't ethically tell you which schools are the best, or which neighborhoods are better than others. All we really can do is tell you the facts and let you make the decisions. I can tell you that the Asheville area has 3 things that make it a great place to live: beautiful surroundings, nice people, and culture. When you live here, you know why Asheville is consistently in the top 10 places to live.
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James "Gib"…, , Western North Carolina
Fri Mar 28, 2008
Click on this link and you'll be taken to a "link" page that can connect you to school reports, government reports, or just about anything else you could want to know.


Go to this one to gain access to every home on our MLS system


Or for person to person help call me 828-329-1615
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Emily Erekuff, Home Owner, Menifee, CA
Thu Mar 27, 2008
Hi Justina,

Our Asheville Real Estate Guide, located at the link below, will show you school information including district contact information, test score ratings and parent review for schools as well. I hope this is helpful.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
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