T. C. Roberson High School

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T.C. Roberson High School
Educating Leaders for Tomorrow Through a Tradition of Excellence
250 Overlook Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

School type Public Secondary School (U.S.)
Established 1962
School district Buncombe County Schools System
Principal Amy Rhoney
Faculty 100 [1]
Enrollment over 1650 [2]
Campus size 261,000 sq.ft.[2]
Campus type Suburban
Mascot Tcrlogo.gif

T.C. Roberson High School is a high school in the Buncombe County Schools System in Asheville, North Carolina. It is located at 250 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC 28803. TC Roberson High School was founded when Valley Springs High School and Biltmore High School were combined to form one high school. It is named for Thomas Crawford Roberson, a former Superintendent of Buncombe County Schools and the architect of the consolidation of 21 county high schools into the 6 county high schools that exist today. Its school newspaper is the Golden Fleece. It has two feeder schools – Valley Springs Middle School and half of the students at Cane Creek Middle School.


Roberson athletics is considered to be the best in Buncombe County and among the best in the state. In North Carolina, Roberson is ranked fifth in North Carolina in state championships holding a total of 37.[3] In addition, Roberson has won the AAA Wachovia Cup (award for best overall athletic program in the state of North Carolina) for three straight years and five times since the Wachovia Cup was created in 1979. Roberson's main rivals in athletics in the Asheville area are A.C. Reynolds High School, and Asheville High School. T.C. Roberson is well known for being a powerhouse in men's tennis. In 2010 the legendary men's tennis coach Tuffy Clark retired. During Tuffy's tenure at head coach, the men's tennis team won a record 14 straight MAC conference titles.


  • 1962–1969 Guy L. Ensley
  • 1969–1982 Charles Koontz
  • 1982–1989 Malcom Brown
  • 1989–1991 Dr. Karen Campbell
  • 1991 Charles Koontz (interim)
  • 1991–1996 Richard E. Greene
  • 1996–1999 Caroline Shorter
  • 2000–2001 Dr. Lenda Sprague
  • 2001–2004 George Drake
  • 2004–2010 Rob Weinkle
  • 2010–2011 Gayland Welborn
  • 2011–present Amy Rhoney


Notable alumni[edit]



  • Robert Edward Cox – Retired as a Rear Admiral from the US Navy after 32 years of service
  • Judy Clarke - Attorney, known as a one woman Dream Team, an anti-death penalty advocate, has defended Eric Rudolph, The Unabomber, and Susan Smith.
  • Norman Morris - Former assistant principal, credited with forming the model for Freshman Academies that was created within the schools in Buncombe County. Had the first class that graduated over 955 of their students, which is the mark that is set for all high schools to reach.


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  2. ^ a b http://www.buncombe.k12.nc.us/99920730125156653/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=54805
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Coordinates: 35°29′10″N 82°32′06″W / 35.486225°N 82.5351218°W / 35.486225; -82.5351218