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Best Middle Schools in the Asheville, NC Area

Best Middle Schools in the Asheville, NC Area Best Middle Schools in the Asheville, NC Area

Are you looking for information on top public middle schools in the Asheville area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Asheville-area middle schools including Nesbitt Discovery Academy, Riverbend Elementary School, Glenn C Marlow Elementary School, and Hendersonville Elementary School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public middle schools to the area's best charter schools including The Franklin School of Innovation, IC Imagine , Asheville PEAK Academy, and ArtSpace Charter School.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which Asheville-area middle school would be best for any individual child. For schools that are close to one another in rankings, differences in available data are in most cases very small.



Top Middle Schools in the Asheville Area

Bethel Middle School

# 1 Middle School in Asheville Area
Waynesville, NC (Haywood County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  245 Students

Bethel Middle School is located in the 28786 ZIP Code area of Haywood County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of B from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Bethel Middle School has received a 10-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#77 middle school in North Carolina
(90th percentile in state)

Bethel Middle School

# 1 Middle School in Asheville Area
Waynesville, NC (Haywood County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  245 Students
#77 middle school in North Carolina
(90th percentile in state)

Cane Creek Middle School

# 2 Middle School in Asheville Area
Fletcher, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  452 Students

Cane Creek Middle School is located in the 28732 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of B from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Cane Creek Middle School has received a 10-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#81 middle school in North Carolina
(90th percentile in state)

Cane Creek Middle School

# 2 Middle School in Asheville Area
Fletcher, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  452 Students
#81 middle school in North Carolina
(90th percentile in state)

Rugby Middle School

# 3 Middle School in Asheville Area
Hendersonville, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  804 Students

Rugby Middle School is located in the 28791 ZIP Code area of Henderson County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of B from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Rugby Middle School has received a 9-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#90 middle school in North Carolina
(88th percentile in state)

Rugby Middle School

# 3 Middle School in Asheville Area
Hendersonville, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  804 Students
#90 middle school in North Carolina
(88th percentile in state)

North Buncombe Middle School

# 4 Middle School in Asheville Area
Weaverville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 7-8  ⋅  504 Students

North Buncombe Middle School is located in the 28787 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of B from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, North Buncombe Middle School has received a 9-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#92 middle school in North Carolina
(88th percentile in state)

North Buncombe Middle School

# 4 Middle School in Asheville Area
Weaverville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 7-8  ⋅  504 Students
#92 middle school in North Carolina
(88th percentile in state)

Montford North Star Academy

# 5 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  224 Students

Montford North Star Academy is located in the 28801 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of B from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Montford North Star Academy has received a 9-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#110 middle school in North Carolina
(86th percentile in state)

Montford North Star Academy

# 5 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  224 Students
#110 middle school in North Carolina
(86th percentile in state)

Evergreen Community Charter School

# 6 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: K-8  ⋅  441 Students

Evergreen Community Charter School is located in the 28805 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Evergreen Community Charter School has received a 8-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#117 middle school in North Carolina
(85th percentile in state)
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Evergreen Community Charter School

# 6 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: K-8  ⋅  441 Students
#117 middle school in North Carolina
(85th percentile in state)
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FernLeaf

# 7 Middle School in Asheville Area
Fletcher, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: K-9  ⋅  520 Students

FernLeaf is located in the 28732 ZIP Code area of Henderson County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, FernLeaf has received a 8-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#127 middle school in North Carolina
(84th percentile in state)
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FernLeaf

# 7 Middle School in Asheville Area
Fletcher, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: K-9  ⋅  520 Students
#127 middle school in North Carolina
(84th percentile in state)
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The Mountain Community School

# 8 Middle School in Asheville Area
Hendersonville, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: K-8  ⋅  198 Students

The Mountain Community School is located in the 28792 ZIP Code area of Henderson County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, The Mountain Community School has received a 8-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#142 middle school in North Carolina
(82nd percentile in state)
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The Mountain Community School

# 8 Middle School in Asheville Area
Hendersonville, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: K-8  ⋅  198 Students
#142 middle school in North Carolina
(82nd percentile in state)
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Francine Delany New School

# 9 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: K-8  ⋅  178 Students

Francine Delany New School is located in the 28806 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Francine Delany New School has received a 7-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#153 middle school in North Carolina
(80th percentile in state)
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Francine Delany New School

# 9 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: K-8  ⋅  178 Students
#153 middle school in North Carolina
(80th percentile in state)
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ArtSpace Charter School

# 10 Middle School in Asheville Area
Swannanoa, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: K-8  ⋅  398 Students

ArtSpace Charter School is located in the 28778 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, ArtSpace Charter School has received a 8-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#161 middle school in North Carolina
(79th percentile in state)
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ArtSpace Charter School

# 10 Middle School in Asheville Area
Swannanoa, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: K-8  ⋅  398 Students
#161 middle school in North Carolina
(79th percentile in state)
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Valley Springs Middle School

# 11 Middle School in Asheville Area
Arden, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 5-8  ⋅  634 Students

Valley Springs Middle School is located in the 28704 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Valley Springs Middle School has received a 8-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#177 middle school in North Carolina
(77th percentile in state)

Valley Springs Middle School

# 11 Middle School in Asheville Area
Arden, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 5-8  ⋅  634 Students
#177 middle school in North Carolina
(77th percentile in state)

Canton Middle School

# 12 Middle School in Asheville Area
Canton, NC (Haywood County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  449 Students

Canton Middle School is located in the 28716 ZIP Code area of Haywood County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Canton Middle School has received a 8-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#222 middle school in North Carolina
(71st percentile in state)

Canton Middle School

# 12 Middle School in Asheville Area
Canton, NC (Haywood County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  449 Students
#222 middle school in North Carolina
(71st percentile in state)

Madison Middle School

# 13 Middle School in Asheville Area
Marshall, NC (Madison County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  452 Students

Madison Middle School is located in the 28753 ZIP Code area of Madison County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Madison Middle School has received a 8-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#225 middle school in North Carolina
(71st percentile in state)

Madison Middle School

# 13 Middle School in Asheville Area
Marshall, NC (Madison County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  452 Students
#225 middle school in North Carolina
(71st percentile in state)

Hendersonville Middle School

# 14 Middle School in Asheville Area
Hendersonville, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  510 Students

Hendersonville Middle School is located in the 28791 ZIP Code area of Henderson County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Hendersonville Middle School has received a 8-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#230 middle school in North Carolina
(70th percentile in state)

Hendersonville Middle School

# 14 Middle School in Asheville Area
Hendersonville, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  510 Students
#230 middle school in North Carolina
(70th percentile in state)

IC Imagine

# 15 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: K-12  ⋅  1,248 Students

IC Imagine is located in the 28806 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, IC Imagine has received a 8-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#240 middle school in North Carolina
(69th percentile in state)
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IC Imagine

# 15 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: K-12  ⋅  1,248 Students
#240 middle school in North Carolina
(69th percentile in state)
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Reynolds Middle School

# 16 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  479 Students

Reynolds Middle School is located in the 28803 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Reynolds Middle School has received a 7-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#255 middle school in North Carolina
(67th percentile in state)

Reynolds Middle School

# 16 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  479 Students
#255 middle school in North Carolina
(67th percentile in state)

The Franklin School of Innovation

# 17 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 5-12  ⋅  694 Students

The Franklin School of Innovation is located in the 28806 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, The Franklin School of Innovation has received a 8-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#261 middle school in North Carolina
(66th percentile in state)
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The Franklin School of Innovation

# 17 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 5-12  ⋅  694 Students
#261 middle school in North Carolina
(66th percentile in state)
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Waynesville Middle School

# 18 Middle School in Asheville Area
Waynesville, NC (Haywood County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  720 Students

Waynesville Middle School is located in the 28786 ZIP Code area of Haywood County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Waynesville Middle School has received a 7-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#285 middle school in North Carolina
(63rd percentile in state)

Waynesville Middle School

# 18 Middle School in Asheville Area
Waynesville, NC (Haywood County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  720 Students
#285 middle school in North Carolina
(63rd percentile in state)

Asheville Middle School

# 19 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  589 Students

Asheville Middle School is located in the 28801 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Asheville Middle School has received a 7-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#293 middle school in North Carolina
(62nd percentile in state)

Asheville Middle School

# 19 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  589 Students
#293 middle school in North Carolina
(62nd percentile in state)

Shining Rock Classical Academy CFA

# 20 Middle School in Asheville Area
Waynesville, NC (Haywood County)
Grades served: K-1  ⋅  604 Students

Shining Rock Classical Academy CFA is located in the 28786 ZIP Code area of Haywood County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of C from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Shining Rock Classical Academy CFA has received a 7-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#295 middle school in North Carolina
(62nd percentile in state)
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Shining Rock Classical Academy CFA

# 20 Middle School in Asheville Area
Waynesville, NC (Haywood County)
Grades served: K-1  ⋅  604 Students
#295 middle school in North Carolina
(62nd percentile in state)
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Flat Rock Middle School

# 21 Middle School in Asheville Area
East Flat Rock, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  706 Students

Flat Rock Middle School is located in the 28726 ZIP Code area of Henderson County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of D from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Flat Rock Middle School has received a 6-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#392 middle school in North Carolina
(49th percentile in state)

Flat Rock Middle School

# 21 Middle School in Asheville Area
East Flat Rock, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  706 Students
#392 middle school in North Carolina
(49th percentile in state)

Apple Valley Middle School

# 22 Middle School in Asheville Area
Hendersonville, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  825 Students

Apple Valley Middle School is located in the 28792 ZIP Code area of Henderson County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of D from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Apple Valley Middle School has received a 5-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#441 middle school in North Carolina
(43rd percentile in state)

Apple Valley Middle School

# 22 Middle School in Asheville Area
Hendersonville, NC (Henderson County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  825 Students
#441 middle school in North Carolina
(43rd percentile in state)

Enka Middle School

# 23 Middle School in Asheville Area
Candler, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 7-8  ⋅  602 Students

Enka Middle School is located in the 28715 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of D from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Enka Middle School has received a 5-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#442 middle school in North Carolina
(43rd percentile in state)

Enka Middle School

# 23 Middle School in Asheville Area
Candler, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 7-8  ⋅  602 Students
#442 middle school in North Carolina
(43rd percentile in state)

Owen Middle School

# 24 Middle School in Asheville Area
Swannanoa, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  418 Students

Owen Middle School is located in the 28778 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of D from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Owen Middle School has received a 5-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#468 middle school in North Carolina
(40th percentile in state)

Owen Middle School

# 24 Middle School in Asheville Area
Swannanoa, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 6-8  ⋅  418 Students
#468 middle school in North Carolina
(40th percentile in state)

Erwin Middle School

# 25 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 7-8  ⋅  568 Students

Erwin Middle School is located in the 28806 ZIP Code area of Buncombe County, North Carolina. The school received a letter grade of D from the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Based on CarolinaSchoolHub's analysis, Erwin Middle School has received a 5-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10.. Read more >>

#474 middle school in North Carolina
(39th percentile in state)

Erwin Middle School

# 25 Middle School in Asheville Area
Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)
Grades served: 7-8  ⋅  568 Students
#474 middle school in North Carolina
(39th percentile in state)
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Rankings for the best middle schools in the Asheville area were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

You can click on a specific school name above for more information on test scores, student data and more.

Middle Schools in Asheville NC Area - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school


Choosing a Middle School

In North and South Carolina, middle school typically comprises grades six through eight. Many parents who move to the Asheville area are attracted to middle schools in towns such as Asheville NC, Hendersonville NC, Waynesville NC, and Candler NC.

Middle Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties: