T. C. Roberson High School
|T.C. Roberson High School|
|250 Overlook Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
|School type||Public Secondary School (U.S.)|
|School district||Buncombe County Schools System|
|Enrollment||over 1650 |
|Campus size||261,000 sq.ft.|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
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.
T.C. Roberson is located right by W.W. Estes Elementary School, Valley Springs Middle School, as well as Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School, making it a convenient location for both parents and students. Roberson is also home to the Progressive Education Program (PEP) which is a program dedicated to students with both mental and physical disabilities. The PEP program allows these students to attend school and have the same opportunities as any other student, such as having gym class, art class, math and reading lessons, and getting to meet and interact with classmates. The current principal of the PEP program is Larry Wiegel.
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. 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 basketball, soccer, cross country, swimming, tennis, and baseball. It is noteworthy that there have been four Roberson baseball players selected in the MLB Draft since 2000. Two of these former Roberson standouts, Cameron Maybin and Chris Narveson, are currently on major league rosters. More recently in 2017, the baseball team won state championship for the first time in over 15 years, marking the fourth time in its history to have gained another state banner.
- 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
- 2011–2016 Amy Rhoney
- 2016–Present Bonnie Johnston
- T.C. Roberson Junior Classical League (Latin Club)
- Hispanics Club
- French Club
- Roberson Thespians
- National Honor Society
- Interact Club
- Business Club
- Asheville Do Something Club
- Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club)
- Amnesty International Club
- Science Olympiad
- Engineering Club
- Key Club
- Josh Bonifay, baseball player and coach
- Braxton Davidson – #32 overall draft pick of 2014 Major League Baseball Draft by Atlanta Braves
- Darren Holmes – retired major league baseball pitcher
- Cameron Maybin – major league baseball player, Los Angeles Angels – #10 overall pick in 2005 Major League Baseball Draft by Detroit Tigers
- Christian Moody - Kansas Jayhawks basketball player, named "Greatest Walk-On of All Time" by ESPN.
- Chris Narveson – major league baseball pitcher, Miami Marlins
- David Testo - professional soccer player, Columbus Crew, Vancouver Whitecaps, Montreal Impact
- Roy Williams – men's basketball head coach, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Oliver Porter - Triathlete at Queens University of Charlotte
- Judy Clarke - attorney, known as a "one-woman Dream Team", an anti-death penalty advocate, has defended Eric Rudolph, The Unabomber, and Susan Smith
- Brian Fuller - Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and media educator
- William Murdock - author, co-founder of Eblen Charities, Eblen Center for Social Enterprise, National Wrestling Hall of Fame, recipient of Mother Teresa Global Peace Prize 2014 
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