Enka High School

475 Enka Lake Rd, Candler, NC 28715 | (828) 670-5000
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,262
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3.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,262 high school students from grades 9-12
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: No
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 475 Enka Lake Road, Candler, NC 28715
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Edwin Spivey
  • Fax: (828) 670-5007
  • Website: www.buncombe.k12.nc.us
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
Additional School Details
School Calendar Description: Traditional
School Schedule: Semester
Accreditation Status: Southern Association of Colleges
College Board Number: 341215
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,262
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 75.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 661 (52.4%)
  • Females: 601 (47.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 124 (9.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 423 (33.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 547 (43.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Enka High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian50.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Enka High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade37830.0%
10th Grade34327.2%
11th Grade30324.0%
12th Grade23818.9%
Graduation Information (2009)
Graduation Rate
Source: NC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for Enka High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 06, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is probably the worst school I have ever come into contact with. The administration is headed up by an egotistical principal and those directly under him are of barely average intelligence. They are not concerned about the welfare of the students and just want everyone to go through the motions of getting an education. There are a handful of very committed, excellent teachers but your kids will have to take AP course to get them. Other teachers are outright racist and make negative comments about non-white populations and use racial slurs and stereotypes in the classroom. We tried working with the administration to improve options for our children and were yelled at by the principal. I have never seen the level of incompetence nor the inability to think outside of the box that I saw at this school. I am giving the school 1 apple because there are a couple of counselors that really do care about the kids and a handful of teachers that do a great job.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 14, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Rex Roland has to go. Teachers are supposed to be setting an example. Everything is deteriorating.The teachers are as bad as the kids. We don't need teachers putting themselves on the same level as the kids and using their words!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 27, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I have been very happy with the school. The administration and faculty seem to have a genuine concern for the students. The school has been identified as one of the best schools in the country by being selected to participate in the Bill and Melinda Gates study of best schools in the nation. A unique approach to pairing Advanced Placement courses allows the students the opportunity to enroll in more AP classes in preparation for college. The school also stresses the need for students to participate in such things as self directed searches or interest inventories to help them decide what careers they might like to pursue after graduation. Overall, I have found the school to be forward thinking in their approach to the education of my children.

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