SCHOOL OF INQUIRY AND LIFE SCIENCE

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419 MCDOWELL ST
ASHEVILLE, NC 28803
School Information
  • School Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Asheville City Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 24:1
  • Students/Grade: 89.5
  • Number Students: 358
  • Number Teachers: 10
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5395
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr David Robinson
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (889 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (22 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 5
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-06-01
    "I love School of Inquiry & Life Sciences or Silsa because It is a great way to earn easy honors credits and also its small so its easier to stay focused. The teachers a great at what they do a great at understanding and work around their students needs. The teachers help you stay motivated when it gets hard and they push you to your full potential."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-03-01
    "This school is so wonderful! It teaches me everything I need to know and it prepares me for college. I absolutely adore this school. Just like all schools, there are bad things about it, but there are not many. Just this year I have gotten a great education and I can't wait to continue my high school life at this school."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-02-01
    "Teachers at SILSA are personable, funny, and extremely knowledgeable. Overall, a great crew."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-02-01
    "Coming out of Asheville Middle, people will try to convince you left and right to not go to SILSA for one reason or another. Don't listen to a word they say. The teachers are fantastic and the classes are rigorous, but fun."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "There have been benefits to the school being a smaller public high school, such as I can easily ask a teacher a question outside of class. Socially, it is a little small and restrictive."
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