New City Christian School serves kindergarten through 5th grade students from various racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
The school was founded in 2006 in response to a persistent community problem in Asheville of an academic “achievement gap” between white and African-American students. That year, almost 60% of black children in Asheville City Schools in grades 3-5 failed their end-of-grade tests in reading and math. The high school drop-out rate for African-American males was estimated to be as high as 70%.
While minority students in Asheville’s public schools continue to demonstrate low performance on State testing instruments, New City students have been working at or above grade level as measured by the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, a nationally standardized testing instrument. Parents are also encouraged by their children’s spiritual growth at New City, and are quick to express gratitude that their families now have such an option.
Learn more at https://newcitychristian.org