Hendersonville High

1 Bearcat Boulevard, Hendersonville, NC 28791
(828) 697-4802

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 716 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, English II, 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 2014
  • Henderson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hendersonville High is a public high school in Laurel Park. The principal of Hendersonville High is Mr W Robert Wilkins, whose e-mail is bwilkins@henderson.k12.nc.us. 716 children attend Hendersonville High and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 41% of the 716 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hendersonville High is 14:1. Henderson Co Early College High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • 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 73% 71%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 4%
Asian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. I have been reading these reviews and find many of the negative comments to be utterly ridiculous. A claim of mediocrity is not a small insult and Hendersonville High School (HHS)is far from barely adequate. There is a continuous pursuit of excellence that drives both faculty and students at HHS. As a student there I knew my teachers were sincerely interested in my success and eager to help me prevail. HHS has great extracurricular options that in fact do allow for much growth as an individual as well as a team player. HHS is a comparatively small school and as such it is very easy to familiarize oneself with the faculty and fellow students. Students are not merely names on a sheet of paper at HHS or merely boiled down to score grades HHS faculty makes a diligent effort to make everyone feel welcome and to help them achieve. As I near completion of my undergraduate education I am pleased to have been able to call HHS my home for four years. The education I gained there has been invaluable to me and something I took for granted while I was there. I am grateful for the tradition and excellence HHS presented me with others are not as fortunate.

  • (5 years ago)

    All four of my children attended Hendersonville High. It is a really good high school and a great college prep school.

  • (5 years ago)

    HHS is not just a school but a real family. Everybody is so spirited and full of life. I am so proud to be an alumnist.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love my school! HHS is a very open school with a very diverse crowd of people. It seems like we have a club or something that intrests everyone. I play three sports for the school and take 3 honors classes. School is hard work but I believe HHS prepares you to be ready for the reality ahead.

  • (7 years ago)

    The academic stride for excellence overshadows the delapidated condition HHS. The lame attempt to get the mentally and physically handicapped children to clean the school is nothing more than a joke. As I close out my final of four years at Hendersonville I find that my education is very lacking. I was taught only what is required by state-mandated tests leaving no room for personal exploration. Sure there are twenty-two clubs to join but those clubs have the same 'top notch' students in them. There is a blatent lack of electives to choose from leaving many people to question the variety of occupations. Hendersonville gives the image that only the top ten percent of each class are the role model students when in reality those students just pressure themselves more and more to be better than the others and do not focus on who they are as an individual.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is a student at HHS. He has gone to many schools but HHS is the one he has felt most at home in. He is in the band which is a great program in the school with great success. However I find the overall standard of teachers has obviously fallen.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm a junior at HHS and I would have to say that hendersonville is an excellent school. Our EOC's are the best in the county and our athletics are amazing we have I believe 22 state champion teams. Our teachers are some of the best in the state. If you are moving to Hendersonville make sure you send your children the HHS. We also have 22 clubs at our school for all kinds of things!

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm not a parent but I'm a sophomore here at HHS. I love this school more than any other I have attended. The classes accommodate for nearly every course of study and the teachers really care about the students. Sure every school has its problems but no school is perfect! Since there aren't nearly as many students here as in say TC Roberson so the students get the specific tutoring and help that they need. I'm very glad I'm going here because of what they can offer for me and my aspirations to be a veterinarian. Mr. Wilkins the principal is wonderful at what he does. Just check it out- I know you'll love it here!

  • (9 years ago)

    This once excellent high school is going straight down the tubes. The pursuit of academic excellence is taking a back seat to sports and the current principal is over-seeing a slouching towards mediocrity that should have the alumni association up in arms. Weak math and science programs combined with floundering language arts and social studies make this a school I would not recommend.

  • (9 years ago)

    If you were not raised in Hendersonville do not send you children to this school. HHS is very clicky and there is a double standard with 'legacy kids' receiving preferential treatment in everything from class choice & academics to the arts & sports. The principle is himself a 'legacy' and bows to the will of 'legacy' parents. He is ineffective at best. There are a few good teachers teaching honor courses (most legacy students seem to qualify) but for students not eligable at honor level - the quality of education is substandard.

  • (10 years ago)

    The principle at this school is EXCELLENT. He helps to maintain a disciplined organized and enriched learning environment. He runs a 'tight ship'.

  • (10 years ago)

    The high school needs teachers to really teach. Many students go through this high school with improper teaching. Also this school has lost all of its history. The students have nothing to really boast about their school now we are nothing better than all the other schools in the county and in fact we are less than the other schools. Our EOC's are not very good and the childern are not happy at this school.

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