School Details

North Buncombe High

890 Clarks Chapel Road, Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 645-4221

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1056 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

North Buncombe High is a public high school in Weaverville. The principal of North Buncombe High is Mr Jack Evans, whose e-mail is 1,056 students go to North Buncombe High and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 38% of the 1,056 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at North Buncombe High is 17:1. Madison High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 75%
Hispanic 7% 13%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 0.6% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    By far the worst school I have ever seen. Students are extremely homophobic and openly ridicule each other constantly. The teachers were for the most part okay but the guidance counselors were extremely unhelpful and straight up disrespectful and hostile towards students. The only thing the administrators or staff are concerned about is the athletics department. I've seen many classmates chewing tobacco in class and teachers are clueless. I've heard various students express racism and intolerance to each other. They use foul language and are hateful and the school itself is disgustingly unclean. The bathrooms were so unsanitary and there were multiple occasions in which feces were found in the urinals and in the middle of the bathroom floor. It was more like going to a zoo then going to a school. If you want to ensure your child is safe from verbal or physical abuse and is happy in their school avoid north buncombe.

  • (1 year ago)

    North Buncombe High School was overall a good experience. Individually the different programs throughout the school (band sports science arts etc) are great and there are many fantastic teachers and staff members. Unfortunately that's where the positive part ends. The administration at this school is a disgrace to the community and should not be allowed to be in charge of the education of any children. They value athletics over anything else including academics and arts programs that have proven to improve students overall. The whole budget goes to the athletic department allowing the football team to buy new equipment so that they can lose game after game. The award winning arts and science programs are given little to no financial assistance leaving students and parents to fund their own trips uniforms and equipment. Unless your child plays football expect no help from the administration and plan ahead to pay for any school related activities they may want to participate in.

  • (1 year ago)

    NBHS is not an emotionally or physically safe school for students. Teachers see and hear 'nothing' due to fear of repercussions by administration who either bully students and parents or give in completely to parents they feel are powerful within the community. There is little concern for academics except for the top honors students who are also athletes. Highly talented academically strong students who are not athletic are left to manage on their own .

  • (2 years ago)

    I atteneded this school and graduated in "98". I found that the teachers are great. I really loved the library staff. They were always willing to help me out when ever i needed it. They also encouraged me to reach my goals. I was one of very few to read all the books except for 5 in there. As for the students I didnt really connect with any of them. Im not really athletic nor am i anything else. I didnt realy fit in to this scool. I guess thats why i was such good friends with the library staff. I was a very lonely person in this school. No matter how hard i tried i was never excepted. I wont let my son attened this school. I prefer the private school education. they put more on accademics then sports.

  • (2 years ago)

    Three of my children attended North Buncombe High School. None of my children were "super star" athletes. Yet they enjoyed their experiences and excelled in academics. Of all the public high schools in Buncombe county North Buncombe was and is our first choice for all around excellence.

  • (5 years ago)

    Terrific school great teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Good school. The staff is well connected to the students and offers inspired leadership.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is my Alma Mater. I have put two sons and a daughter through this school and now my 14 yr old daughter. She loves high school. She remains to be an A average student and enjoys her teachers. They are top notch. I had no problems with my other three and now she is thriving and learning. I attribute that to the awesome teachers and staff at the school. They always take time to listen and help. My son graduated from this school in '06 and his siblings following that. So my experience with this school has been vast. It never changes. It's been through the years and still is the best high school around!

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal and his assistants have much to be desired. There is no true leadership.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this school is very beautiful and has high test scores however the administration is horrible and extremely below average. There honor the athletic department and sport starts 'rule' the school so it your child is neither I wouldn't suggest enrolling them at North Buncombe.

  • (7 years ago)

    would like to see more acedemic after school programs. sports play to much impact.

  • (8 years ago)

    North Buncombe is for the most part a very good school. One of the best in the county. The administration at NBHS now has NO IDEA what they are doing. However the teachers are some of the best and well rounded that I've ever seen. The halls are over crowed. But if your into sports you will most likly fit right in.

  • (9 years ago)

    North Buncombe High has recently underwent a much needed change in leadership from the previous principal Rodney Mangum. Widely known for its academic standing North Buncombe is now thriving with community support for its acclaimed band resurgent athletic teams and social landscape. Support and consequently succuess in the NB school district are at an all-time high.

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