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About This School

Francine Delany New School For Children is a charter middle school in Asheville. The principal of Francine Delany New School For Children is Ms Buffy Fowler and can be contacted at buffy@fdnsc.net. 163 students attend Francine Delany New School For Children and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Francine Delany New School For Children is 15:1. Asheville Middle is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 62%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 18%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter just started attending Francine Delany in 8th grade. We are so sorry she wasn't able to go there sooner! She previously attended a large public middle school. We are so impressed by the amount of time and attention the staff shows our daughter. Our daughter said "My teacher actually is interested in what I have to say." Her homeroom teacher is always ready to suggest a new book to read according to her interests.She also said her assignments there have meaning to her. - She enjoys school again! Thank you staff at Francine Delaney!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has been at Francine Delany since he was in kindergarten. He is thriving in the intimate warm environment the school offers. He is receiving a great education and best of all he is being helped to develop a curious sharp and open mind.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had 1 child graduate from Francine Delany and one child starting. The education and care the teachers show each child and the daily individual instruction each child receives is exceptional. The sense of community between the teachers students and parents creates an ideal learning environment for all types of children. The small class sizes and the teacher's ability to teach 'outside of the box' makes learning fun.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers and staff. Positive learning environment.Prepares our children for life.

  • (4 years ago)

    Francine Delany is as much about nuturing the whole child as an individual as it is about growing each child acadmically.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children's teachesr are on top of their communication! Not only are they encouraging my children in the classroom but they are present at important events that my children participate in after school as well. We share the common goal of creating an environment that fosters a love for learning and back each other up in finding the best way to make that a reality!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a place where kids are encouraged to really be themselves and are challenged to grow academically and personally!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son comes home from school happy and stimulated. He says school is awesome! They have kindergarten buddies and they get to write stories. We love Francine Delany!

  • (4 years ago)

    The kids just put on a performance today that tugged at our heart strings and reinforced the reason that we chose to apply for Charter schools! The focus on community and supporting all students no matter what their abilities needs and gifts helps to reaffirm that there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. These teachers and staff members have hearts of gold and put all of their effort and love into making sure that each child succeeds! I wish that I had the pooprtunity to attend a school like Francine Delaney New School For Children!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers small class sizes a lot of attention to caring for each individual student and their specific needs makes Francine Delaney a fantastic school for my child.

  • (4 years ago)

    Very individualized educational experience by a competent and energetic staff whom the children love.

  • (4 years ago)

    While many schools promote the slogan 'No Child Left Behind' many children in the public system truly do get left behind for many different and varying reasons. Francine Delany (although a public school) works diligently to make sure this does not happen. The classrooms are small and the teachers have assistants. The older children help the younger children and the school as a whole has a 'this is my extended family' feel. Students learn to volunteer and giveback to the neighboring community and parents support the teachers by volunteering their time. Every teacher is highly certified and dedicated to the needs of their students. Children with disabilities are supported strengthen and given every tool needed to succeed. They are not hidden away or removed from classrooms they are part of the school community; and because of this other children (who do not have disabilities) learn patience kindness and tolerance. There is no better school than Francine Delany New School for Children.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has the most hard working teachers I have ever seen!

  • (4 years ago)

    The individual attention my child gets along with parent interaction...having a private school feel without the cost.

  • (4 years ago)

    Francine Delany New School For Children is a very special place filled with love and attention to every child's learning style and ability. Each classroom creates an amazing family of students parents and teachers who participate in helping every child within that class learn share and grow.

  • (4 years ago)

    Francine Delany New School for Children is an amazing Charter School in Asheville NC. Our close community of teachers parents and students provides our children with an enthusiastic authentic learning environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teachers beautiful campus staff work as a team tremendous sense of community children caring for one another improving every year my son loves it and I am thrilled that his younger brother will be able to go there as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe in the kind of education we provide. It is high quality individualized and fosters thoughtful creative thinkers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Francine Delany School because they teach a curriculum full of lessons in social justice compassion and good community building skills as well as academics. Our school takes the students' education very seriously and makes sure that all their needs are being met. They teach social skills musical skills drama independent thinking and learning and how to contribute positively to our world locally and globally. In my eyes we are creating leaders who will forge the future. The teachers are incredibly dedicated intelligent individuals who care for each child and recognize their strengths and challenges individually. I feel lucky that my children are part of such an amazing community.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a great school. They have really caring and hard working teachers.

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