A.C. Reynolds High School

129 reviews
  1. Buncombe County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1 Rocket Dr
Asheville, NC 28803
Telephone
(828) 298-2500

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1170
66 responses
Average ACT
27
34 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
AP Enrollment
17%
AP Exam Pass Rate
62%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    20%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    55%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    25%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
  • Football games
    57%
  • Spring Musical
    33%
  • Soccer games
    10%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,407
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,319
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,898/ year
National
$11,890
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses

Reviews

129 reviews
  • Excellent
    16
  • Very Good
    57
  • Average
    47
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    2
Our administration is outstanding. They connect well with the students and support them in everything. Our principals show up to every event our school hosts, and even come to events that are hours away. Guidance counselors are amazing and have real relationships with the students. The office staff know almost every students' names and always greet you with a smile. We have a zero tollerance for bullying and, though it still occurs, it is almost always found out about and stopped. The dress code is very strict and well enforced, though most students dislike it. The attendance record is becoming great and is being rewarded each day. Overall, our administration and policies deserve an A+.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 5 2015
I've attended Reynolds since the beginning of Freshman year to my last year as a senior, anticipating graduation in 2017. Reynolds was a very interesting school. Being a minority I noticed there was not much diversty at that school, but people are nice. The teacher are nice as well, but you can sense they are always busy. Something I have also noticed was that minorites at Reynolds don't get the same opportunity as the mass of white students. They also don't prepare you for college at all or inform you abour how to apply for college and scholarships unless you are an Ap student. I would definitely like to see that change, because it is extremely unfair.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
As a cheerleader, it is my job to get the crowd involved and to support our athletic teams. We usually have 1-2 pep rallies during football season and, for the most part people get involved. Football and basketball games are the most popular and the most competitive, but when one team does well, most of the school shows up to support them. The school spirit factor is encouraged by faculty, but it is only average because not everyone gets involved the way they probably should. It is difficult to get students to cheer along unless it is an incredibly tight game that could possibly go into overtime. When a team is doing well, most show support on social media and by showing up to stand in the student sections but they don't always cheer on the teams to let them know they are supporting them. However, parents and friends who are not students are almost always responsive and cheering on the teams, and faculty is very supportive. The athletic facilities are excellent, and the fitness programs are amazing. I took weight training for three years and the workout pushed us, but made sure we knew when to stop. Our trainer is incredible, and is actually well known and liked by almost all of the athletes. Athletes also bond well with the coaches, even coaches for sports other than the ones we play. Overall, I love the athletic department and everyone who supports us.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 5 2015