PROFICIENCY 35% 21% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
51%Avery County Schools
44%North Carolina

Avery County High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Avery County Schools" in Newland, NC. There are a total of 386 students and 27 teachers at Avery County High, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 151 free lunch students and 43 reduced lunch students.

Avery County High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 34.5%, which is 21% lower than the North Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch151
Reduced lunch43


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment21
Taking some courses21
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses10
Passing no courses11

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Avery County High, there are a total of 21 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 21 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School30-34%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School35-39%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Avery County High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNorth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 90.5% 86.5% 51.3% 51.1%
African American 0.5% 0.5% 26.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.8% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 8.0% 10.1% 14.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 1.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.0% 1.7% 3.7% 3.1%

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Avery High Stem Academy70%0.0Newland, NC
Avery Middle School44%0.2Newland, NC
Blue Ridge Academy50%0.2Newland, NC
Newland Elementary40%1.2Newland, NC
Crossnore Elementary67%2.9Crossnore, NC
Williams Academy22%3.2Crossnore, NC
Riverside Elementary45%4.3Newland, NC
Cranberry Middle School58%6.0Elk Park, NC
Freedom Trail Elementary50%6.1Elk Park, NC
Banner Elk Elementary50%6.6Banner Elk, NC
Grandfather Academy50%7.5Banner Elk, NC
Cloudland Elementary School45%11.8Roan Mountain, TN

Newland demographics profile

StatisticNewlandNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,16918191
Median age30.938.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.4:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%57%55%
Speak English79%89%79%
Speak Spanish21%7%13%

Education level achieved in Newland

IndexNewlandNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade77.4%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school72.7%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college45.7%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.9%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.5%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.1%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%
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Source: The Avery County High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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