Clyde A. Erwin High School in Leicester Township, NC - Niche

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Clyde A. Erwin High School is a public school in Leicester Township, North Carolina. It has 1,254 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 32% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 64 reviews written and they have been mixed.

60 Lees Creek Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 232-4251

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3.2 from 64 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers at Erwin High school were good when they wanted to be. Many teachers didn't really car about the students and was just there to get a check. There were some amazing teachers, but majority of them were mean and ruthless.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Academics: The teachers, as I said earlier, are either the best or the worst. It's all or nothing the majority of the time. The curriculum doesn't go beyond. They only teach you what you need for the test, if that. The scheduling process is okay, all you have to do is fill out a paper of what you want. One frustrating thing is that they won't let you take certain classes if you aren't in a certain grade level. Some people are advanced enough to take a class, but aren't permitted. The workload is too easy, especially in standard classes. There is no special study options. You can go to the library, but you're on your own.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 2
    Health & Safety: There is one nurse spread among many schools. If you're hurt, chances are the nurse isn't there because s/he's there once a week. Bullying happens, but usually when it happens, there's a friend or at least a good citizen around. I wouldn't count on a staff member helping you out with emotional bullying. They step in with physical bullying only because it's too hard to pretend they didn't see it. This year, a teacher allowed students to post racially offensive posters around the school. This caused rioting. That's not super safe, obviously. Someone let a group of people inside, they looked around and left. Gang members from another school came into our school. There was a gun threat and it was serious enough that the majority of the school didn't come that day. The school says nothing. They ignore it. I don't feel safe. I can't wait to leave.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Currently, the only extracurricular I'm involved in is marching band, so that's the only thing I can speak about. It's great, but a lot of the funding we receive is by our own fundraising. The administration is constantly complimenting us and most speak very highly of us which is very nice. Most of the clubs happen during school during our lunch period. They're nice ideas, but not many people are in them because they'd much rather be with their friends, or they have mandated lunch tutoring. There's nothing after school except for sports. The people in sports have been in sports for years. They have very established friendships and I've heard they're not very friendly to newcomers.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I wouldn't go to this school if I were given the choice. The people here are not at all interested in their education and they treat school as a place to socialize. I'm here to get an education and maybe make a few friends if I can find any that don't drink or do drugs. I'm not into drinking and drugs. I'm like a grandma if I'm honest. I prefer to stay home and read or do homework or something that doesn't put me in harm, but apparently that's too tame for most of these people. They're really not my crowd. If there's a fight, as there so often is, they all stampede through the halls to find it. That's quite entertaining. One thing I do love about this school is the library. The library is fantastic. The librarians are fantastic. I wish it was a little bit more centered towards academics rather than card games, but not much is centered on academics. Everyone is all about the football games and as a marching band member, I am also excited. There's more money going towards sports than there is towards academics and fine arts and I don't think that fair. The bathrooms here rarely have toilet paper, soap, or paper towels. Some stalls are missing doors and yet the school has money for a 3D printer, but I suppose I don't really know how the budget works, but I have enough common sense to know that something needs to change.

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3.33 Isaac Dickson Elementary School Public, Magnet
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3.66 Buncombe County Early College Public
Buncombe County Middle College Public, Alternative
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2.66 Hominy Valley Elementary School Public
2.33 Enka High School Public
New City Christian School Private, Religious
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2.66 Weaverville Primary School Public
2.33 Candler Elementary School Public
2.66 North Buncombe Middle School Public
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3.66 Carolina Day School Private
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2.66 Pisgah Elementary School Public
2.66 A.C. Reynolds Middle School Public
2.66 A.C. Reynolds High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Asheville High School 5 mi. 1,047
2.33 Enka High School 6 mi. 1,254
2.66 North Buncombe High School 9 mi. 1,103
3.66 T.C. Roberson High School 10 mi. 1,575
2.66 A.C. Reynolds High School 10 mi. 1,407

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Clyde A. Erwin High School United States A.C. Reynolds High School Asheville High School Enka High School North Buncombe High School T.C. Roberson High School
White 69.0% 51.0% 75.0% 57.0% 82.0% 86.0% 68.0%
Hispanic 16.0% 25.0% 7.0% 5.0% 10.0% 7.0% 11.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 9.0% 27.0% 2.0% 0% 10.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 5.0% 7.0% 2.0% 3.0% 5.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.8%
Grade 10 25.1%
Grade 11 24.2%
Grade 12 19.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Yes
  • 33% Not sure.
  • 22% No