Asheville school information

IndexAshevilleNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores54%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:115:116:1
Total public schools271,89579,221
Total private schools1751024,874
Total post-secondary schools41837,963
The Asheville, NC educational system consists of 27 public schools, 17 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Asheville public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 23% higher than than the North Carolina average and 9% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Asheville public schools is 12:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.3% have completed high school, 47.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Asheville are 9% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in Asheville.
  • 90.2% of people in Asheville have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.3% of people in Asheville have completed high school.
  • 47.0% of people in Asheville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Asheville

IndexAshevilleNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade90.2%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school89.3%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college73.7%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.7%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.0%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters18.1%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.1%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Asheville (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mills River, NC6,99071%44%
Royal Pines, NC4,75170%41%
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Mountain Home, NC3,96160%21%
Black Mountain, NC8,16854%9%
Asheville, NC87,53154%9%

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Deltona, FL87,38750%1%
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Asheville, NC87,53154%9%
Source: The Asheville, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.