Clyde A Erwin High School

60 Lees Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 | (828) 232-4251
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,233
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2.5 out of 5 | 14 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,233 high school students from grades 9-12
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: No
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 60 Lees Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Principal or Admin: Dr James Brown
  • Fax: (828) 251-2893
  • Website:
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
Additional School Details
School Calendar Description: Traditional
School Schedule: Semester
Accreditation Status: Southern Association of Colleges
College Board Number: 340130
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,233
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 76.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 649 (52.6%)
  • Females: 584 (47.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 139 (11.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 544 (44.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 683 (55.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Clyde A Erwin High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian90.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Clyde A Erwin High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade40032.4%
10th Grade37130.1%
11th Grade27722.5%
12th Grade18515.0%
Graduation Information (2009)
Graduation Rate
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 2.5

2.5 out of 5 | 14 Reviews
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14 reviews for Clyde A Erwin High School

  • Reviewed by Student on September 16, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i go to erwin high right now, i have read ur post and frankly none of u know half the crap we deal with why dont u come and see for urselfs! this school sucks and the teachers are just half of it!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 25, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Erwins attempt to "change" is failing miserabily. The kids are treated like criminals. My daughter is a straight A student and has nver been in trouble but is still treated like she is a bad kid. The majority of the teachers dont care. The guidence counclers and office workers act like they are consently annoyed by the students and parents that come in. TERRIBLE
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 01, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I personally hated the school when I attended. I hated that it was all the way out there too.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 13, 2010
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As you can see from the postings, very few of these people know how to spell. I find feast or famine with this school. My child has had at least two outstanding teachers...the rest are mediocre at best. I am in agreement with those unhappy with the counseling. I find little personal interest in furthuring the students' future. On the other hand, the middle school was outstanding!
  • Reviewed by Student on December 08, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • the school is fun as heck man last week someone set off fireworks out in the breeze way everybody thought someone had a gun lmao me yelling everybody hit the ground didnt help much ;D soooooo dang funny yeh the school isnt really the best dang school ever but there arent any drugs floating around i hear a couple of people talk about smocking weed but theyre mostly social outcasts trying to act cool its not really a basd school and the kids that want to learn get put in a special class so were all together and arent bothered by most of the stuff the other kids do
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 12, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Starting with erwin middle school then my son going to clyde a erwin high school.Kids using drugs and selling them is a big problem at both schools.The resource officer can only do something about it if the drugs are seen. And a whole lot isn't being seen.I,d like to get a group of parents together to help combat this problem. Because it's not going to get better.
  • Reviewed by Student on April 28, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • To be honest, the teachers make up for the lack of communication with the others. I'm not disappointed in the Principal or the Teachers. Instead, I'm disappointed in the people in the office, the counslers, and the students themselves.

    First off, the office workers. Shame to them. They are usually talking to friends, eating, or having a good laugh. When students come in, it takes forever for them to speak to the people because they are just constantly unprepared and always goofing off. As a sophmore, I don't have time for an adult in the office to play games and make me wait or say "I don't know" when I ask about something important. I go down to the office when my name gets called and they say "I don't know why you were called or where you should go." It's unbelievably frustrating.

    Then the counslers. Obviously they aren't serious about their jobs and don't prepare students. I have to say I've barely been prepped for college and I have to ask my parents about things I should do or courses I should take. The counslers need to step up or quit their jobs. They just don't care.

    Then the students. I HATE coming in and hearing kids call out or say "Wanna smoke some weed with me?" Shame on the parents! You all obviously don't care about your kids enough to teach them manners and not to do stupid things. You wonder why everyone says Erwin is so terrible? Because you parents don't teach them. You don't keep up. You don't care! Or the fact that I'm being placed in English classes with students that think Canada is next to the Golf of Mexico. I read shakespeare and understand it, so why am I forced into a class with these students? I literally learn nothing because the teachers have to teach the others who know absolutely nothing. They can't even spell the word 'important'. I'm thoroughly disgusted by this.

    Basically, the office workers are lazy and goofing off ALL THE TIME, counslers don't care, students and parents are AWFUL people (not all but definitely most of them) and another complaint is the bus drivers being stuck up. I do however applaude the teachers (only a select few don't do their jobs...) and they work hard to make school fun for students while at least TRYING to teach us something. And the principal TRIES to get to every problem. That's great too. At least while I know the 'other faculty' and the School Board don't care, the ones that really matter (teachers and principal) are doing something for us. No matter what students say, those two groups do their job, even though they could be a little better.

    All in all, I give the school a 2.5/3 because it's half and half. I hope parents read this and realize how terrible they are at bringing up their children. (only those whose kids are always in trouble and make terrible grades.) Don't look for pity because of home life, just pick yourselves up and suck it up. These students like me are the ones who will lead the US one day. And you are obviously oblivious to the lives of your kids.

    That's all I can say...
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 23, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I personally adore Erwin! The teachers are very sweet and truly care about the students. Students try very hard in everything they do. Most of the kids are very sweet. Students meet with counselors to discuss their schedules and college plans regularly. I also feel that no matter what school you send your child to, there is going to be inappropriate behavior and there will always be cliques. Also, I have witnessed Erwin regaining it's pride and I feel this is so important for maintaining a good atmosphere for the kids.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 21, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Unfortunately, I had no choice but to send my child to this school. If I could have afforded to send her elsewhere I would have. This school has deplorable communication with parents, a dreadful student success rate, and and among the worst guidance I have ever known. I wish I could sue the school for the damage it has caused my family for its lack of support, parent-school coolaboration, and implementation of basic protection for its students.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 24, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I graduated from this school a couple of years back. All the guidance counselors do is not attempt to even prepare students for the real world. They leave kids to their own devices to figure out their lives. I remember I was applying to some high end colleges and the guidance counselors were little help and I barely got accepted.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on September 01, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 14, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am very disappointed with this school.
    The drop out rate is terrible. My child is a junior and has yet to meet with a counselor. No career planning and no one taking an interest in the student's goals.The Administration at the School is not interested or is not receptive to feedback. The children of this district does VERY well in elementary school so what happens at the High School?

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Clyde A Erwin High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on EOC and EOG state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Civics and Economics
  • English I
  • Geometry
  • Physical Science
  • US History
  • Writing
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Percent Tested
Math Average Score
Critical Reading Average Score
Writing Average Score
Overall Average Score
AYP Information (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No

EOC - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

EOC - % of students at or above proficiency

Algebra I Test
Algebra II Test
Biology Test
Civics and Economics Test
English I Test
Geometry Test
Physical Science Test
US History Test
Chemistry Test

EOG - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

Writing Test
Source: NC Department of Education 2009-2010

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