Charles D. Owen High School

46 reviews
  1. Buncombe County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
99 Lake Eden Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Telephone
(828) 686-3852

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
37 responses
Average ACT
25
8 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
AP Enrollment
20%
AP Exam Pass Rate
54%
Advanced Math Enrollment
High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    57%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    29%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    14%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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We don't have enough responses to know if students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.Take our survey
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
  • Sporting events
    50%
  • Dance concerts
    17%
  • PBIS Parties
    17%
  • Pep Rallies
    17%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
789
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,319
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,898/ year
National
$11,890
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

Reviews

46 reviews
  • Excellent
    10
  • Very Good
    15
  • Average
    20
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
I love my school! Most of the teachers are very friendly and they are really helpful, except a select few. They are many fun clubs here like FCCLA and World Foods. My friends are really amazing too! I actually want to redo my high school experience so I can get a better GPA.
  • High School Senior
  • Oct 16 2013
The social scene included many student extracurricular activities with a wide range of interests. There were not many problems with peer pressure and acceptance. There also weren't problems with racial diversity, but there was a discrimination against openly gay students.
  • Niche User
  • Oct 28 2014
The food is school food, what more can you say. There used to be a salad bar, but they got rid of it. Now they offer boxed salads and don't let you choose. It is also very expensive, $2.50 for a piece of pizza!
  • High School Senior
  • Oct 16 2013