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10 elementary, middle, and high schools in Asheville

From Montford to South Asheville, we’re giving you all the pertinent details about some of the elementary, middle, and high schools.


Asheville High School.

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Asheville City Schools has 10 schools and 4,300+ students. We’re giving you the 411 on enrollment, student-teacher ratio, tuition, and more (thanks to data from US News & World Report) for the city’s major public schools. And don’t worry, there won’t be any homework.

Pssst — don’t let school traffic impact your plans. See the map below for a visual of where these Asheville-area schools are located.

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Before we dive in, here are three fast facts about schools in the Land of the Sky:

  • Asheville City Schools has a student-teacher ratio of 12 to one.
  • It’s ranked the fifth best school district in the state of North Carolina.
  • Asheville City Schools have a 93.5% graduation rate for the 2021-2022 school year

Public elementary schools

Claxton Elementary School, 241 Merrimon Ave.

  • Grades K-5
  • Total enrollment: 403
  • Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Tuition-free
  • No. 377 in NC Elementary Schools

Hall Fletcher Elementary School, 60 Ridgelawn Rd.

  • Grades PK-5
  • Total enrollment: 270
  • Student-teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Tuition-free
  • A STEAM school
  • No. 548 in NC Elementary Schools

Ira B. Jones Elementary School, 544 Kimberly Ave.

Issac Dickson Elementary School, 125 Hill St.

  • Grades PK-5
  • Total enrollment: 419
  • Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Tuition-free
  • No. 161 in NC Elementary Schools

Lucy S. Herring Elementary School, 98 Sulphur Springs Rd.

  • Grades K-5
  • Total enrollment: 315
  • Student-teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Tuition-free
  • No. 229 in NC Elementary Schools

Public middle schools

Asheville Middle, 211 S. French Broad Ave.

  • Grades 6-8
  • Total enrollment: 674
  • Student-teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Tuition-free
  • No. 345 in NC Middle Schools

Montford North Star Academy, 90 Montford Ave.

  • Grades 6-8
  • Total enrollment: 231
  • Student-teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Tuition-free
  • No. 88 in NC Middle Schools

Public high schools

Asheville High School, 419 McDowell St.

School of Inquiry and Life Sciences, 419 McDowell St.

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