School Details

A C Reynolds High

1 Rocket Drive, Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 298-2500

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1377 students 17 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Buncombe County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

A C Reynolds High is a public high school. The principal of A C Reynolds High is Ms Doris Sellers, who can be contacted at 1,377 students go to A C Reynolds High and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 42% of the 1,377 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at A C Reynolds High is 17:1. Carolina Day School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 75%
Hispanic 7% 13%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a amazing school with above average in every class. I am very impressed by this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter just graduated from Reynolds high school and loved attending there! She was well prepared for college and had opportunities to get involved in student government theater and athletics. She had challenging course work and most of the staff are helpful supportive and really care about the students. The music department has been somewhat of a disappointment but every other area has been stellar. Parent and community involvement are very high and athletic events are very well attended and a lot of fun... Friday night football was our personal favorite! I highly recommend Reynolds high school unless your student desires an excellent music program.

  • (3 years ago)

    It is against the rules for any student to advise any teacher in any information they already did not know as I quote from Ms. McKnight "It makes our school look bad" Fights daily in the hallways little to no remaining school spirit. This place has fallen a long long way since the days of Mr. Baldwin being principal.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our family moved up here from South FL in 1996. I am so imressed in the high school which I have 3 children graduated. They live in this area to be in Reynolds district for their children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm delighted to say my son loves school. We came from Long Island NY and he worked at that school to get by with B+ average. Here he is more active and wants to attend school. He joined student Government if he doesn't know something and/or doesn't understand it he gets help. He joined the cross country team and volunteers for feeding the poor and so on and so on. I attribute this to the staff and of course the teachers. He now has a 99 grade pt. average and an all out better kid even though he is 16 now. His Dad

  • (5 years ago)

    ACR has intelligent compassionate and socially aware students supportive parents and a dedicated staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is one of the best high schools in the area. There are really great teachers and teachers I wish I did not have but I am sure it is like that any place. There are a lot of extra curicular activities. If there isn't something there for you just start it! The principals and teachers are supportive of that. Most teachers are really there to help you succeed. Reynolds has one of the best Fine Arts programs in the county. They helped me prepare for college and exceed my personal limits and try harder.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's not what I would call a friendly place although I think that the teachers and administration seem to be trying to improve. I would describe it as a businesslike environment (not a bad thing) but I would like to see it be more friendly and less reserved. The work ethic is very strong with heavy loads of classwork and homework so I think students should be well prepared for college. The focus on developing analytical thinking is probably the most outstanding academic feature. Parent involvement is probably about average. This school is very obsessed with football. However we have success in other sports with conference and state championships and some very outstanding athletes with college athletic scholarships and even one baseball pitcher going to the pros right out of high school. The physical environment is about average with the school needing some sprucing up but generally it is clean.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our son is a graduating senior and has had a great experience academically as well as in music theatre and other extracurricular opportunities.

  • (10 years ago)

    My name is Brittany Booth and I went to A.C. Reynolds High School and I absolutely loved it! A.C. Reynolds has a great academical system has dedicated teachers and also a fair and effective disciplinary system. My teachers included Coach Anders in World History Mrs. Jackson for integrated math Mrs. Melton for Computer Applications and Mrs. Brown for Earth Science. I thought that my teachers were exquisite teachers with wonderful teaching strategies. Even though I only attended Reynolds High for a few months I greatly miss it there and I just wanted to tell you how great I thought a.c. renolds high school was and I guarantee you I am not the only one who thinks that either.

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