Community High School

235 Old US Highway 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778
(828) 686-7734

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 120 students 9 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
  • Buncombe County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Community High School is a public high school in Swannanoa. The principal of Community High School is Mr Clifford Owens, who can be contacted at 120 students go to Community High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 86% of the 120 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Community High School is 9:1. Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 75%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Hispanic 13% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.7% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    CHS really works to give students who were unlikely to finish high school for whatever reason a chance to turn around and excel. It offers an organic community garden as well as child care during school hours and the teachers are strongly passionate about their students' success. Test scores are not the only testament to a school's greatness as CHS has clearly shown.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a student at CHS and I LOVE IT!!!!The principal Ms.Little is amazing!! I've never known anyone who cared so much about the education of their students. I'm in the agriculture program and it's great. We're always working on something and if we don't understand how to do something the teacher will show us time after time until we get it right. I had all Fs at my old school but with the care the staff shows at CHS I'm doing MUCH better. in fact i'm not failing ANY of my classes and I'm headed for a great career. If your child is having trouble at his/her school I highly recomend talking to someone about enrolling them at CHS.

  • (6 years ago)

    It gives students who have had difficulty is regular high schools a reasonable chance at a public school education. I also has an excellent horticulture/agriculture program.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best school that i have EVER been to i love this school. The shcool has great teaching tactics. If your child is having problems in school i recomend this school for your child.

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