Clyde A. Erwin High School

76 reviews
  1. Buncombe County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
60 Lees Creek Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
Telephone
(828) 232-4251

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1080
37 responses
Average ACT
23
18 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
AP Enrollment
11%
AP Exam Pass Rate
35%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    0%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    94%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    6%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
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.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
  • Spirit Week
    38%
  • Cheering in the "Student Section" during football
    19%
  • Holidays
    19%
  • Cheering on the football field for 3 years.
    6%
  • FCCLA
    6%
  • Marching Band
    6%
  • Yearbook
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,254
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,319
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.3%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses

Reviews

76 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    27
  • Average
    39
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    1
As a student athlete I have seen the effect of team life on students. Some respond very well and rise to the occasion by doing better in their academics, others fall behind and are only part of the team because they are good athletes, not good students. The coaches at the school are high pressure coaches, that need to be monitored more closely and reigned in more often. The sports teams are the highest income for the school, so other clubs and organizations seem to get left out of funding or sponsor ships from the community, due to the sports teams dominating. I have had a good experience at this school because I have always made sure I choose wisely and continue to push myself beyond what is just expected of a student here. We have great English teachers that make learning fun, and our History teachers do the same. I wish all the students could have a good high school experience as I have had.
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago
I like some of the teachers there. The things that they could work on would be the administration and how they treat students. Also, let's bring SMART lunch back!
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
There are a number of sports teams to choose from as well as JROTC that offer alot of outside activities to be included in, such as fund raising and community activities. There are band, chorus, art, yearbook, student government and science clubs that offer a different aspect than sports or military. The administration seems to favor the sports teams over other activities. The "Booster Club" raises most of the money for the sports teams and has the highest parent participation in the school.
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago