Etowah Elementary School

 North Carolina Honor School of Excellence

Kids Voting!! Grades 2-5 may go to this link to vote on Monday and Tuesday. K-1 will have paper ballots. Teachers have information on voting to use in their classroom!

Congratulations to Etowah Elementary School!! Our school has been selected as a Title 1 Reward School for the 2014-15 school year. Along with Clear Creek Elementary School, we were selected based on assessment data from the previous two school years. Our school is a high-performing school, which means we are among the top ten percent of Title 1 schools in the State that have the highest absolute performance over a number of years for the “all students” group and for all subgroups on the statewide assessments. Of the 78 schools selected as Title 1 Reward Schools, two will be selected to represent North Carolina in the national Title 1 Distinguished Schools Program. Way to go!!


SchoolMessenger link here! Henderson County Public Schools now use SchoolMessenger to send messages.


Our next school-wide event is November 13th @ 6pm. It will be a technology event. There will be three separate sessions parents/adults may attend: PowerSchool, websites and Twitter, and iPads applications. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3-12. We hope to see you then!



We are proud to announce that Etowah Elementary School is one of five Henderson County Public Schools that earned the designation of Honor School of Excellence, the highest designation in the ABC’s. Etowah Elementary School had a score of 92.9% performance composite score. Henderson County Public Schools met 98.4% of its performance targets and is one of the top ten school district performances in the state, ranking 9 out of 115 districts.  We are very proud of this! Congratulations, Etowah, on earning the Honor School of Excellence distinction!

Celebrating over 12 Consecutive Years of Growth!



    Mission Statement

Etowah Elementary School will provide students the opportunity to become life-long learners. We will respect the whole child and nurture his/her potential in a safe environment.

We have five teachers with master’s degrees, one teacher with an advanced degree, and are proud to announce we have seven teachers who are National Board Certified Teachers. All of these take a great deal of work. We are proud of you!



Katherine Gainer is the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. She is a third grade teacher at Etowah Elementary School. Mrs. Gainer  has a B.S.W. from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Carolina University in Elementary Education. Tom Gainer, her husband, is retired from Blue Ridge Community College. They have one daughter, Loretta, who lives in Oklahoma. They also have one granddaughter named Ryleigh. Mr. and Mrs. Gainer have two dogs, Hank and Duke, two cats, Buttercup and Tippy. Mrs. Gainer’s mother at 95 years of age, still lives in her home in Cathey’s Creek.  They are proud of Mrs. Gainer’s accomplishments.  Congratulations to Mrs. Gainer!


We are proud to be recognized as one of the two schools in our county that received the Title 1 High Performance Award! We competed on a state level for this award and were recognized for our efforts. Way to go students and staff!


                                                       Etowah Elementary School
                                                       320 Etowah School Road
                                                       Etowah, NC 28729
                                                       (828) 891-6560
                                                       (828)891-6579 Fax

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                                                                                         Updated 10/31/14