Etowah Elementary School

 North Carolina Honor School of Excellence

On Tuesday, September 30, our school was honored to have a visit from the Rescue Remembrance Truck from New York. This is one of the two rescue trucks that made it out of the traegdy on 9/11. Thank you to the Etowah-Horse Shoe Volunteer Fire Department and Debbie Freeman for arranging this for our students and staff.







The Etowah-Horse Shoe Volunteer Fire Department is selling t-shirts, pictured below, that honor this rescue truck. The t-shirts are $20 each and may be purchased from the fire department. Since this money goes back to the Rescue Truck to pay for maintenance and upkeep, the t-shirts must be purchased with cash only. There are two Rescue 9/11 trucks and they are completely maintained by volunteer money. Thank you for Chief Roger Freeman and firefighters for bringing this to our school!



The Fall Book Fair will be October 3-October 13, 2014. The book fair will be open from 7:45am-5:00pm each day. On Thursday, the 9th, the book fair will be open late, until 7:30pm! We look forward to your continued support of our book fair! For the link to the Fall Book Fair, click here.


October 6, 2014, is our PTO Meeting here at the school. You may pre-order Chick-Fil-A dinners by using the coupons sent home. These pre-orders are due September 30.


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 10/01/14