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Asheville City Schools Earns Highest Graduation Rate to Date

Following the release of accountability results to the State Board of Education, Asheville City Schools is pleased to announce the district continues to increase in academic achievement.

     In fact, the class of 2020’s overall four-year graduation rate was the district’s highest ever at 91.5!  Additionally, at 89.9% for Asheville High School and more than 95% for the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville, both high schools’ graduation rates were well above the state average of 87.6%. 

     In fact, the district outperformed the state’s average in most subgroups, including both male and female, Hispanic students, White students, students with less access as well as students with disabilities.  

     “These results reflect the hard work of our students, staff and families,” said Asheville City Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Gene Freeman.  “Our district has a lot to be proud of; however, we also realize that anything less than 100% means we have opportunities to improve.  I know the Cougar Family is up for the task.” 

       To learn more about Asheville City Schools’ four-year cohort graduation rate, click here

      Additionally, please understand that while each of these numbers is an important indicator of how Asheville City Schools is performing, it is critical to note that no single number is an accurate reflection of all the efforts put forth each day by our students, teachers and staff.