Avg. test scores 9%
High school dipl. 8%
Bachelors degree 55%

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

Key findings

  • The 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%

      Asheville, NC School Districts

      • Asheville City Schools
      • Buncombe County Schools

      There are a total of 27 public schools, 17 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in Asheville. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Asheville, NC schools is 54%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Asheville, NC, an average of 90.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 89.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Mills River, NC6,99071%44%
      Royal Pines, NC4,75170%41%
      Fletcher, NC7,54760%22%
      Mountain Home, NC3,96160%21%
      Black Mountain, NC8,16854%9%
      Asheville, NC87,53154%9%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Deltona, FL87,38750%1%
      Fort Smith, AR87,71227%46%
      Nashua, NH87,27948%3%
      Nampa, ID87,89640%19%
      Reading, PA87,89927%45%
      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.