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Buncombe County Schools


Buncombe County Schools is located in west North Carolina. Buncombe County Schools has 634.69 square miles of land area and 3.19 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Buncombe County Schools population is 204,702. Buncombe County Schools median household income is $46,188 in 2010-2014. Buncombe County Schools median house value is $181,200 in 2010-2014. On average, Buncombe County Schools is better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (56 out of 104, bottom 46%)
Elementary/Middle School: (27 out of 115, top 23%)*
Rank: #46
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Kindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:43
Population204,702 (2010-2014), rank #10
Population Growth7.55% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:320.91/sq mi, rank #23
Median Household Income:$46,188 at 2010-2014—2.07% increase since 2005-2009, rank #30
Median House Price:$181,200 at 2010-2014—4.08% increase since 2005-2009, rank #18
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:634.69 sq mi, rank #19
Water Area:3.19 sq mi (0.50%), rank #71
State:North Carolina
County:Buncombe County
City:Candler, Asheville, Swannanoa, Weaverville, Leicester, Woodfin, Fletcher, Arden, Fairview, Royal Pines, Biltmore Forest, Alexander, Marshall, Barnardsville, Black Mountain, Montreat, Mills River, Bent Creek, Avery Creek
Zip:28715, 28803, 28778, 28805, 28787, 28804, 28748, 28806, 28732, 28704, 28730, 28701, 28753, 28709, 28711, 28757, 28759, 28801
Area:Asheville, NC
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Buncombe County Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

175 Bingham Rd
Asheville NC, 28806, Buncombe County
Phone: 828-232-4160

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:25,49525,82425,65625,57225,62525,84725,366
English Language Learner Students:1,6411,6961,7141,8251,9441,9762,254
Total Teachers:1,647.331,665.961,606.671,652.201,626.711,676.901,665.40
Total Other Staff:1,822.291,979.181,863.641,929.502,205.761,952.101,927.60
Instructional Aides:516.29608.92550.86598.45720.79590.60589.60
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:5.004.564.914.528.0026.9024.20
Total Guidance Counselors:84.5381.4082.1586.9580.9490.9087.10
Elementary Guidance Counselors:25.5025.5026.2027.0026.3527.5027.20
Secondary Guidance Counselors:58.0255.0955.4555.9554.5958.9055.00
Other Guidance Counselors:1.010.810.504.00NA4.50NA
Librarians/Media Specialists:45.3445.0045.4044.0043.8547.0047.90
Library/Media Support:24.1129.3928.6527.2334.4231.4031.90
District Administrators:11.9013.0012.0014.0014.0014.8015.80
District Administrative Support:93.4793.1394.22100.69100.6291.2088.40
School Administrators:88.9789.7188.7490.4287.6586.7083.50
School Administrative Support:102.51103.68100.1997.7299.0398.1097.60
Student Support Services:211.21214.00202.77194.58187.28150.60150.70
Other Support Services:638.96696.39653.75670.94829.18723.90710.90
Student-Teacher Ratio:15.4815.5015.9715.4815.7515.4115.23


Avery's Creek ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 4   15 Park South Blvd, Arden NC 28704
Barnardsville ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 4   20 Hillcrest Dr, Barnardsville NC 28709
Bell ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   90 Maple Springs Rd, Asheville NC 28805
Black Mountain ElementaryGrade 4 to Grade 5   100 Flat Creek Rd, Black Mountain NC 28711
Black Mountain PrimaryKindergarten to Grade 3   301 East State St, Black Mountain NC 28711
Buncombe County Early College Grade 9 to Grade 12   340 Victoria Rd, Asheville NC 28801
Buncombe County Middle College Grade 11 to Grade 12   340 Victoria Rd, Asheville NC 28801
Candler ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   121 Candler School Rd, Candler NC 28715
Cane Creek MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   570 Lower Brush Creek Rd, Fletcher NC 28732
Community High School Grade 9 to Grade 12   235 Old Us 70, Swannanoa NC 28778
Eblen Intermediate Grade 5 to Grade 6   59 Lee's Creek Rd, Asheville NC 28806
Emma ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 4   37 Brickyard Rd, Asheville NC 28806
Enka HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   475 Enka Lake Rd, Candler NC 28715
Enka MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   390 Asbury Rd, Candler NC 28715
Erwin HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   60 Lees Creek Rd, Asheville NC 28806
Erwin MiddleGrade 7 to Grade 8   20 Erwin Hills Rd, Asheville NC 28806
Estes ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   275 Overlook Rd, Asheville NC 28803
Fairview ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   1355 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview NC 28730
Glen Arden ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 4   50 Pinehurst Circle, Arden NC 28704
Haw Creek ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   21 Trinity Chapel Rd, Asheville NC 28805
Hominy Valley ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   450 Enka Lake Rd, Candler NC 28715
Johnston ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 4   230 Johnston Blvd, Asheville NC 28806
Koontz Intermediate Grade 5 to Grade 6   305 Overlook Rd, Asheville NC 28803
Leicester ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 4   31 Gilbert Rd, Leicester NC 28748
North Buncombe ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 4   251 Flat Creek Church Rd, Weaverville NC 28787
North Buncombe HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   890 Clarks Chapel Rd, Weaverville NC 28787
North Buncombe MiddleGrade 7 to Grade 8   51 North Buncombe School Rd, Weaverville NC 28787
North Windy Ridge IntermediateGrade 5 to Grade 6   20 Doan Rd, Weaverville NC 28787
Oakley ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   753 Fairview Rd, Asheville NC 28803
Owen HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   99 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mountain NC 28711
Owen MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   730 Old Us 70, Swannanoa NC 28778
Pisgah ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   1495 Pisgah Hwy, Candler NC 28715
Reynolds HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   1 Rocket Dr, Asheville NC 28803
Reynolds MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   2 Rocket Dr, Asheville NC 28803
Roberson HighGrade 9 to Grade 12   250 Overlook Rd, Asheville NC 28803
Sand Hill-Venable ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   154 Sand Hill School Rd, Asheville NC 28806
Valley Springs MiddleGrade 6 to Grade 8   224 Long Shoals Rd, Arden NC 28704
Weaverville ElementaryGrade 2 to Grade 4   129 South Main St, Weaverville NC 28787
Weaverville Primary Kindergarten to Grade 1   39 South Main St, Weaverville NC 28787
West Buncombe ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 4   175 Erwin Hills Rd, Asheville NC 28806
Williams ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   161 Bee Tree Rd, Swannanoa NC 28778
Woodfin ElementaryKindergarten to Grade 5   108 Elk Mountain Rd, Asheville NC 28804

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2006Algebra IEnd of course% met std92.2%82.6%
2007Algebra IEnd of course% met std78.9%66.7%
2008Algebra IEnd of course% met std78.6%69%
2009Algebra IEnd of course% met std75.1%67.7%
2010Algebra IEnd of course% met std76.1%77.8%
2011Algebra IEnd of course% met std74.1%76.7%
2012Algebra IEnd of course% met std76.9%78.7%
2013Algebra IEnd of course% met std42.5%36.3%
2006Algebra IIEnd of course% met std89.8%80.3%
2007Algebra IIEnd of course% met std74.3%65.1%
2008Algebra IIEnd of course% met std75.2%67.2%
2009Algebra IIEnd of course% met std83.6%72.9%
2010Algebra IIEnd of course% met std88.9%84.9%
2011Algebra IIEnd of course% met std80.8%82.3%
2006BiologyEnd of course% met std71.7%63.4%
2007BiologyEnd of course% met std70.4%65.3%
2008BiologyEnd of course% met std71.4%68%
2009BiologyEnd of course% met std73%71.2%
2010BiologyEnd of course% met std79.9%81.2%
2011BiologyEnd of course% met std74.6%79.9%
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std81.1%83%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std44.8%45.6%
2006ChemistryEnd of course% met std84.5%77.1%
2008ChemistryEnd of course% met std70.6%71.8%
2009ChemistryEnd of course% met std82.3%77.7%
2006Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std68.3%60.1%
2007Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std74.1%65.8%
2008Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std71.1%68.5%
2009Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std75.3%71.4%
2010Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std77.2%78.7%
2011Civics and EconomicsEnd of course% met std73.5%80%
2006English IEnd of course% met std86.9%82.8%
2007English IEnd of course% met std74.4%72.1%
2008English IEnd of course% met std75.3%73.1%
2009English IEnd of course% met std76.2%73.8%
2010English IEnd of course% met std80.3%82.4%
2011English IEnd of course% met std78%80.6%
2012English IEnd of course% met std82.8%82.9%
2013English IIEnd of course% met std53.2%51.2%
2006GeometryEnd of course% met std84.1%68.8%
2007GeometryEnd of course% met std75.6%63.3%
2008GeometryEnd of course% met std79.7%67.9%
2009GeometryEnd of course% met std84.7%73.3%
2010GeometryEnd of course% met std86%82.3%
2006Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std78.7%69.1%
2008Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std65.5%58.4%
2009Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std68.1%62.7%
2010Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std77.7%76.4%
2011Physical ScienceEnd of course% met std74.8%76.5%
2006PhysicsEnd of course% met std83.8%85.1%
2008PhysicsEnd of course% met std82%81.5%
2009PhysicsEnd of course% met std85.9%85.9%
2006US HistoryEnd of course% met std67.3%56.8%
2007US HistoryEnd of course% met std73%64.6%
2008US HistoryEnd of course% met std74.8%66.5%
2009US HistoryEnd of course% met std76.2%71.2%
2010US HistoryEnd of course% met std83%81.6%
2011US HistoryEnd of course% met std76.3%81.5%
EOG Test
2006Mathematics10th Grade% met std21.3%17.6%
2007Mathematics10th Grade% met std19.4%22.6%
2008Mathematics10th Grade% met std26%25.1%
2009Mathematics10th Grade% met std60%52.1%
2010Mathematics10th Grade% met std81.8%56.6%
2011Mathematics10th Grade% met std41.7%61%
2012Mathematics10th Grade% met std35.7%55.7%
2006Reading10th Grade% met std21.9%18.5%
2007Reading10th Grade% met std73.3%84.5%
2008Reading10th Grade% met std53.3%56%
2009Reading10th Grade% met std40%59.6%
2010Reading10th Grade% met std90.9%64.7%
2011Reading10th Grade% met std50%67.2%
2012Reading10th Grade% met std42.9%63.5%
2012Science10th Grade% met std28.6%58.6%
2006Writing10th Grade% met std52.1%54.1%
2007Writing10th Grade% met std51.5%51.8%
2008Writing10th Grade% met std73.4%71.9%
2009Writing10th Grade% met std68.2%70.1%
2010Writing10th Grade% met std69.1%69.4%
2011Writing10th Grade% met std63.9%69.9%
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std72.9%67.8%
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std73.9%70.9%
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std80%73.2%
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std84.4%81.3%
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std84.4%81.9%
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std83.7%82.1%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std85.8%82.8%
2013Mathematics3rd Grade% met std51.3%46.8%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std88.4%82.9%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std84.1%81.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std61.6%54.5%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std71.5%65.5%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std71.3%66.4%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std70.3%67.6%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std75.3%68.8%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std52.4%45.2%
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std73.6%65%
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std74.2%67.7%
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std78.9%72.8%
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std87%81.5%
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std85.4%83%
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std85.4%83.8%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std86.9%85.1%
2013Mathematics4th Grade% met std56.3%47.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std91.2%83.4%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std90%85.2%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std63.8%59.2%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std75.1%69.1%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std76.3%71.6%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std76%71.6%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std74.7%71.6%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std52.2%43.7%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std56.5%49.5%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std58.5%52%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std61.9%58.7%
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std70.6%63.1%
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std72.5%66.7%
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std76.8%69.6%
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std85.3%80.1%
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std83.6%81.2%
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std83.7%82%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std82.4%82.1%
2013Mathematics5th Grade% met std52.4%47.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std92.3%88.4%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std92.1%89.3%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std63.5%55.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std72.7%68.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std74.2%71.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std75.4%72.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std71.8%72.3%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std46.9%39.5%
2008Science5th Grade% met std47.5%40.1%
2009Science5th Grade% met std62.9%60.8%
2010Science5th Grade% met std71.1%68.9%
2011Science5th Grade% met std75.2%73.4%
2012Science5th Grade% met std77.1%75.9%
2013Science5th Grade% met std46.7%45.4%
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std72.3%61.9%
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std72.8%64.6%
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std76.4%68.2%
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std83.9%78.1%
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std83.7%80.5%
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std85.3%80.7%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std84.7%80.5%
2013Mathematics6th Grade% met std49.8%38.9%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std88.1%81.5%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std86.3%82.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std66.4%59.3%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std75.1%71%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std76.3%75.3%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std76.6%75.1%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std75.6%75.2%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std53.9%46.4%
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std74.2%61.8%
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std75.9%63.5%
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std74.8%67.3%
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std83.9%78.4%
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std84.7%80.2%
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std81.3%81.1%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std83.3%81.1%
2013Mathematics7th Grade% met std44.4%38.5%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std89.9%86.4%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std90.3%86.3%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std59%51.1%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std72.2%65%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std74%66.8%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std69.6%67.8%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std70.1%68.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std56.7%47.8%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std50.4%46%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std53.6%50.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std62%57.5%
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std74.6%60.7%
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std75.5%65.1%
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std76.8%68.2%
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std82.7%80.4%
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std85%83.9%
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std86.3%84.4%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std85.2%85.2%
2013Mathematics8th Grade% met std42.7%34.2%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std90.4%86.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std91.4%87.9%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std62.7%54.2%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std71.9%66.6%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std75.7%69.5%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std74.4%69.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std72.2%71.1%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std47.5%41.0%
2008Science8th Grade% met std65.6%51.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std76.3%67.6%
2010Science8th Grade% met std81.2%72.8%
2011Science8th Grade% met std81.7%74.9%
2012Science8th Grade% met std80.7%77.3%
2013Science8th Grade% met std67.6%59.1%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$228,213,000$8,895 $252,274,000$9,865 $262,022,000$10,225 
Total Expenditures:$240,793,000$9,385 $254,757,000$9,962 $235,973,000$9,209 
Total Current Expenditures:$212,951,000$8,300 $213,018,000$8,330 $213,177,000$8,319 
Instructional Expenditures:$129,798,000$5,05961.0%$132,296,000$5,17362.1%$132,033,000$5,15361.9%
Student and Staff Support:$22,376,000$87210.5%$21,468,000$84010.1%$20,979,000$8199.8%
Operations, Food, Other:$39,903,000$1,55518.7%$39,132,000$1,53018.4%$38,684,000$1,51018.1%
Total Capital Outlay:$19,019,000$741 $32,106,000$1,256 $14,467,000$565 
Construction:$17,121,000$667 $27,881,000$1,090 $12,120,000$473 
Total Other:$64,000$2 $223,000$9 $263,000$10 
Interest on Debt:$7,420,000$289 $7,760,000$303 $6,536,000$255 
Total Salary:$140,033,000$5,458 $144,314,000$5,643 $144,757,000$5,649 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$93,497,000$3,64466.8%$97,570,000$3,81667.6%$97,790,000$3,81667.6%
Other Salary:$46,536,000$1,81433.2%$46,744,000$1,82832.4%$46,967,000$1,83332.4%
Total Benefit:$43,805,000$1,707 $41,506,000$1,623 $39,304,000$1,534 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$28,670,000$1,11765.4%$27,396,000$1,07166.0%$25,032,000$97763.7%
Other Benefit:$15,135,000$59034.6%$14,110,000$55234.0%$14,272,000$55736.3%

* Buncombe County Schools was rated 3.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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