Etowah Elementary School

 North Carolina Honor School of Excellence

Tammy Watford, with WLOS, was here on Wednesday to do a piece on our broadcasters and the weather station. This piece with “Never Stop Learning” will be on WLOS/Channel 13 tonight (Thursday, Sept. 18) at 5pm. You can also see it on the web, after it airs. Go to WLOS web page, then “news” then “Never Stop Learning.” Enjoy!

Second Grade hosted grandparents Friday, September 12 for lunch in honor of Grandparents Day and a reading of the story “Our Granny.” We sang “You’re A Grand Ol’ Flag.” Thank you to all the grandparents that came today. We had a great time!




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The next Home Base maintenance weekend is scheduled for Friday, September 19 through Monday, September 22. The system will shut down Friday at 5 pm. It will return to service no later than 6 a.m. on Monday.

The Etowah School Chorus performed Friday, September 12. Great job, Mrs. Free and chorus! The performance was to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner!




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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
                                                                                         Updated 09/18/14