School Details

Asheville Middle

197 South French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 350-6200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 779 students 11 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

55%
55%
39%
57%
57%
46%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Asheville City Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
51%
39%
60%
60%
48%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Asheville City Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
43%
34%
52%
52%
41%
65%
65%
59%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Asheville City Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
47%
36%

End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Asheville City Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Asheville Middle is a public middle school in Asheville. The principal of Asheville Middle is Ms Cynthia Sellinger, who can be contacted at cynthia.sellinger@asheville.k12.nc.us. 779 children attend Asheville Middle and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 52% of the 779 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Asheville Middle is 11:1. Randolph Learning Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 7%
Multiracial 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 59%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.5% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I have found AMS to be great. I have had a few issues and they have been handled swiftly and professionally. Like another review said 'No school is perfect' but AMS is pretty close. I have talked to other parents with children in other middle schools and I think I chose the better school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love AMS! It is the best school i have gone to so far. The teachers are fun and comunicate with us students very well.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a child currently at AMS and one who finished there last year and it has served them both well. I have found the faculty and administration with few exceptions to be caring and professional whenever I have approached them. The administration runs a very orderly and safe school environment. No school is going to be perfect all the time for every child but this school works well for most students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Please do not send your child to this middle school. The teachers are incompetent. The students are out of control. The quality of teaching is very poor.

  • (11 years ago)

    It seems like we hired the teachers no one else wanted. The teachers have very poor attitudes.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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