Average Teacher Salary in Buncombe County Schools

The average teacher salary in Buncombe County Schools is $39,214.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $23,270 $16,660 $18,100 $20,390 $27,510 $33,990
Kindergarten $42,210 $30,360 $35,250 $41,490 $49,230 $55,560
Elementary $42,610 $30,540 $35,060 $41,900 $49,650 $57,340
Middle school $42,980 $31,280 $35,620 $41,990 $50,210 $57,350
High school $45,000 $31,680 $37,030 $44,700 $52,590 $60,200

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General Facts

  • Staff: 3,629
  • Full time teachers: 1,677
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 14 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 591
  • Instructional Coordinators: 27
  • Elementary Teachers: 793
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 868
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 25,847

Financial Statistics for Buncombe County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $97,706,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $132,560,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $18,945,000
  • Total revenue: $249,211,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $125,167,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $139,202,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $32,683,000
  • Expenditures per student: $269,000
  • Total expenditures: $233,775,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $67,243,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $18,508,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Buncombe County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Buncombe County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Avery's Creek Elementary
15 Park South Blvd
Arden, NC 28704
828-654-1810
  • Total: 753
  • Kindergarten: 135
  • 1st grade: 130
  • 2nd grade: 126
  • 3rd grade: 131
  • 4th grade: 120
  • 5th grade: 111
17 to 1 45 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Barnardsville Elementary
20 Hillcrest Dr
Barnardsville, NC 28709
828-626-2290
  • Total: 187
  • Kindergarten: 36
  • 1st grade: 38
  • 2nd grade: 34
  • 3rd grade: 43
  • 4th grade: 36
13 to 1 15 Kindergarten 4th Grade
Black Mountain Elementary
100 Flat Creek Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-5217
  • Total: 249
  • 4th grade: 120
  • 5th grade: 129
16 to 1 16 4th Grade 5th Grade
Black Mountain Primary
301 East State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-2645
  • Total: 482
  • Kindergarten: 119
  • 1st grade: 110
  • 2nd grade: 128
  • 3rd grade: 125
15 to 1 31 Kindergarten 3rd Grade
Candler Elementary
121 Candler Sch Rd
Candler, NC 28715
828-670-5018
  • Total: 619
  • Kindergarten: 100
  • 1st grade: 94
  • 2nd grade: 112
  • 3rd grade: 100
  • 4th grade: 107
  • 5th grade: 106
17 to 1 36 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Charles C Bell Elementary
90 Maplacee Springs Rd
Asheville, NC 28805
828-298-3789
  • Total: 297
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 47
  • 2nd grade: 47
  • 3rd grade: 55
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 45
13 to 1 22 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Emma Elementary
37 Brickyard Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
828-232-4272
  • Total: 523
  • Kindergarten: 83
  • 1st grade: 95
  • 2nd grade: 98
  • 3rd grade: 86
  • 4th grade: 90
  • 5th grade: 71
16 to 1 33 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Fairview Elementary
1355 Charlotte Hwy
Fairview, NC 28730
828-628-2732
  • Total: 781
  • Kindergarten: 65
  • 1st grade: 78
  • 2nd grade: 83
  • 3rd grade: 86
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 84
16 to 1 49 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Glen Arden Elementary
50 Pinehurst Circlecle
Arden, NC 28704
828-654-1800
  • Total: 709
  • Kindergarten: 111
  • 1st grade: 93
  • 2nd grade: 131
  • 3rd grade: 128
  • 4th grade: 127
  • 5th grade: 119
16 to 1 43 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Haw Creek Elementary
21 Trinity Chapel Rd
Asheville, NC 28805
828-298-4022
  • Total: 462
  • Kindergarten: 74
  • 1st grade: 69
  • 2nd grade: 78
  • 3rd grade: 93
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 77
16 to 1 30 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Hominy Valley Elementary
450 Enka Lake Rd
Candler, NC 28715
828-665-0619
  • Total: 529
  • Kindergarten: 84
  • 1st grade: 96
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 79
  • 4th grade: 102
  • 5th grade: 87
17 to 1 32 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Johnston Elementary
230 Johnston Blvd
Asheville, NC 28806
828-232-4291
  • Total: 387
  • Kindergarten: 72
  • 1st grade: 61
  • 2nd grade: 79
  • 3rd grade: 61
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 49
15 to 1 25 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Leicester Elementary
31 Gilberoute Rd
Leicester, NC 28748
828-683-2341
  • Total: 626
  • Kindergarten: 109
  • 1st grade: 114
  • 2nd grade: 95
  • 3rd grade: 119
  • 4th grade: 89
  • 5th grade: 100
15 to 1 41 Kindergarten 5th Grade
North Buncombe Elementary
251 Flat Creek Church
Weaverville, NC 28787
828-645-6054
  • Total: 750
  • Kindergarten: 141
  • 1st grade: 134
  • 2nd grade: 166
  • 3rd grade: 160
  • 4th grade: 149
16 to 1 46 Kindergarten 4th Grade
North Windy Ridge
20 Doan Rd
Weaverville, NC 28787
828-658-1892
  • Total: 548
  • 5th grade: 278
  • 6th grade: 270
16 to 1 34 5th Grade 6th Grade
Oakley Elementary
753 Fairview Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
828-274-7515
  • Total: 470
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 84
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 90
  • 4th grade: 74
  • 5th grade: 80
14 to 1 34 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Pisgah Elementary
1495 Pisgah Hwy
Candler, NC 28715
828-670-5023
  • Total: 217
  • Kindergarten: 28
  • 1st grade: 45
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 36
  • 5th grade: 30
12 to 1 18 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Sand Hill-venable Elementary
154 Sand Hill School Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
828-670-5028
  • Total: 736
  • Kindergarten: 118
  • 1st grade: 111
  • 2nd grade: 122
  • 3rd grade: 122
  • 4th grade: 129
  • 5th grade: 134
15 to 1 50 Kindergarten 5th Grade
W D Williams Elementary
161 Bee Tree Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778
828-686-3856
  • Total: 504
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 85
  • 2nd grade: 95
  • 3rd grade: 81
  • 4th grade: 89
  • 5th grade: 79
14 to 1 36 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Weaverville Elementary
129 South Main St
Weaverville, NC 28787
828-645-3127
  • Total: 360
  • 2nd grade: 104
  • 3rd grade: 131
  • 4th grade: 125
16 to 1 23 2nd Grade 4th Grade
Weaverville Primary
39 South Main St
Weaverville, NC 28787
828-645-4275
  • Total: 225
  • Kindergarten: 117
  • 1st grade: 108
14 to 1 16 Kindergarten 1st Grade
West Buncombe Elementary
175 Erwin Hills Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
828-232-4282
  • Total: 805
  • Kindergarten: 136
  • 1st grade: 133
  • 2nd grade: 132
  • 3rd grade: 145
  • 4th grade: 137
  • 5th grade: 122
16 to 1 52 Kindergarten 5th Grade
William W Estes Elementary
275 Overlook Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
828-654-1795
  • Total: 816
  • Kindergarten: 142
  • 1st grade: 141
  • 2nd grade: 124
  • 3rd grade: 130
  • 4th grade: 142
  • 5th grade: 137
15 to 1 54 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Woodfin Elementary
108 Elk Mountain Rd
Asheville, NC 28804
828-232-4287
  • Total: 166
  • Kindergarten: 34
  • 1st grade: 22
  • 2nd grade: 26
  • 3rd grade: 35
  • 4th grade: 26
  • 5th grade: 23
12 to 1 14 Kindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Buncombe County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
A C Reynolds Middle
2 Rocket Dr
Asheville, NC 28803
828-298-7484
  • Total: 583
  • 6th grade: 199
  • 7th grade: 203
  • 8th grade: 181
14 to 1 43 6th Grade 8th Grade
Cane Creek Middle
570 Lower Brush Creek Rd
Fletcher, NC 28732
828-628-0824
  • Total: 803
  • 6th grade: 255
  • 7th grade: 287
  • 8th grade: 261
16 to 1 52 6th Grade 8th Grade
Charles D Owen Middle
730 Old Us 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
828-686-7739
  • Total: 635
  • 6th grade: 202
  • 7th grade: 215
  • 8th grade: 218
14 to 1 47 6th Grade 8th Grade
Clyde A Erwin Middle
20 Erwin Hills Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
828-232-4264
  • Total: 1,108
  • 6th grade: 352
  • 7th grade: 370
  • 8th grade: 386
16 to 1 69 6th Grade 8th Grade
Enka Middle
390 Asbury Rd
Candler, NC 28715
828-670-5010
  • Total: 1,012
  • 6th grade: 349
  • 7th grade: 347
  • 8th grade: 316
16 to 1 64 6th Grade 8th Grade
North Buncombe Middle
51 North Buncombe School Rd
Weaverville, NC 28787
828-645-7944
  • Total: 590
  • 7th grade: 302
  • 8th grade: 288
13 to 1 44 7th Grade 8th Grade
Valley Springs Middle
224 Long Shoals Rd
Arden, NC 28704
828-654-1785
  • Total: 845
  • 6th grade: 290
  • 7th grade: 255
  • 8th grade: 300
15 to 1 58 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Buncombe County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
A C Reynolds High
1 Rocket Dr
Asheville, NC 28803
828-298-2500
  • Total: 1,430
  • 9th grade: 425
  • 10th grade: 334
  • 11th grade: 353
  • 12th grade: 318
17 to 1 86 9th Grade 12th Grade
Buncombe Community-east
235 Old Us 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
828-686-7734
  • Total: 133
  • 9th grade: 52
  • 10th grade: 30
  • 11th grade: 26
  • 12th grade: 25
9 to 1 14 9th Grade 12th Grade
Charles D Owen High
99 Lake Eden Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-686-3852
  • Total: 876
  • 9th grade: 281
  • 10th grade: 235
  • 11th grade: 200
  • 12th grade: 160
16 to 1 54 9th Grade 12th Grade
Clyde A Erwin High
60 Lees Creek Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
828-232-4251
  • Total: 1,256
  • 9th grade: 433
  • 10th grade: 338
  • 11th grade: 246
  • 12th grade: 239
16 to 1 80 9th Grade 12th Grade
Enka High
475 Enka Lake Rd
Candler, NC 28715
828-670-5000
  • Total: 1,339
  • 9th grade: 427
  • 10th grade: 356
  • 11th grade: 276
  • 12th grade: 280
17 to 1 77 9th Grade 12th Grade
North Buncombe High
890 Clarks Chapel Rd
Weaverville, NC 28787
828-645-4221
  • Total: 1,147
  • 9th grade: 325
  • 10th grade: 317
  • 11th grade: 253
  • 12th grade: 252
17 to 1 67 9th Grade 12th Grade
T C Roberson High
250 Overlook Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
828-654-1765
  • Total: 1,601
  • 9th grade: 442
  • 10th grade: 392
  • 11th grade: 428
  • 12th grade: 339
17 to 1 97 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Buncombe County Schools (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Buncombe County Early College
340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801
828-232-4123
  • Total: 216
  • 9th grade: 61
  • 10th grade: 59
  • 11th grade: 62
  • 12th grade: 34
18 to 1 12 9th Grade 12th Grade
Buncombe County Middle College
175 Bingham Rpad
Ashville, NC 28806
828-255-5921
  • Total: 72
  • 11th grade: 19
  • 12th grade: 53
18 to 1 4 11th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $20,430
  • Median family income: $45,425
  • Median male income: $26,112
  • Median female income: $18,294
  • Median income of a renter: $26,798
  • Median income of a home owner: $42,397
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    9,935 10,275 12,100 10,340 4,740