Etowah Elementary School

 North Carolina Honor School of Excellence

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!



Please click here for summer reading information. Join the Summer Reading Program at the Public Library!

BooksOther sites have information to keep your student reading this summer. Etowah School students always work hard to prevent the “summer slide.” What is the “summer slide?” That is the phrase used to show that children who do not read over the summer have lost the skills attained during the school year. Reading, even a small amount of reading, can help prevent the summer slide. The best way to encourage reading is to encourage reading in your child’s area of interest. Let your child select what they would want to read…. Then READ! Other links with help for reading:

Reading Rockets

Scholastic Summer Reading



    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!


Maria Gass

Maria Gass is the Teacher of the Year. She is a fourth grade teacher at Etowah Elementary School. Mrs. Gass has a B.A. in Psychology and K-6 certification from UNC-Asheville. She is married and has two daughters. Congratulations to Mrs. Gass!


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
                                                                                         Updated 06/17/14