Glenn C. Marlow Elementary

Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School

Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School serves children in Mills River and Fletcher communities.  Since the birth of our school we have enjoyed great successes and growth. There are many ways to judge an institution’s performance.  We believe that our community shines in all categories.  Our children come from loving and supportive homes. This in turn makes working with children and parents a joy.

We are proud of our beautiful facilities. Marlow’s staff is second to none with twenty-two teachers having National Board Certification.  Every employee at Glenn C. Marlow works hard to make childrens’ educational experiences positive ones.  Many on our staff have won awards and recognitions, such as:

North Carolina Principal of the Year
Outstanding Bus Driver of the Year
Four District-Level Teachers of the Year
Fulbright Scholar to Japan
Who’s Who Among American Teachers

We hope you find Glenn Marlow Elementary to be a warm, inviting and caring school where children are encouraged to reach their maximum potential. Our staff’s priority is your child’s safety and education. If you are new to the area and would like a tour of Glenn C. Marlow, please call the office at (828) 654-3225. We are happy to schedule a tour with one of our PTO parents.

Student hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Office hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Snowy Weather

Winter Weather Policies

With winter now officially here, and the possibility of winter weather in the forecast, it’s time for a reminder of our winter weather policies and procedures. As soon as Henderson County has made a decision on school closing or delay, you will receive an automated phone call from the Central Office stating that decision.  Other ways to receive information is to periodically check the HCPS website, join the Henderson County Public Schools Facebook page or Twitter site, or the WLOS News 13 website.

If inclement weather begins during the day, or if there is a threat of inclement weather during the day, an early dismissal may be called and school will close early. Please remember that if school closes early for inclement weather, PSPM will also be closed.

We want to ensure students travel home the correct way and arrive safely and in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school.


First Annual Marlow STEMLand STEM Night

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 31st  from 6:00 – 7:30 pm as Glenn Marlow hosts the First Annual Marlow STEMLand STEM Night!

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  It will be a great night with STEM activities and demonstrations that you won’t want to miss!  A great time will be had by all at the first Annual Marlow STEM Night!  We hope to see you there!

Mr. Hart and Ms. Dot Marlow

Glenn C. Marlow Celebration of Success Day

The Town of Mills River has declared Friday, November 4th, 2016 as “Glenn C. Marlow Celebration of Success Day.

Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School was recognized for its achievement of A+ status for the 2016-2017 school year, which makes us one of the top 4% of all schools in the state of North Carolina. Way to go, Buckaroos!

On Friday, November 4th, there was a Celebration of Success assembly held here at GMES. Mr. Jeff Mills, Town Manager of Mills River, presented the official proclamation, and Mr. Bo Caldwell, Superintendent of Henderson County Public Schools, congratulated our students on their excellence. It was a wonderful event full of Marlow pride!

To read the official proclamation, please visit the Town of Mills River website.

Thanks to our Community!

We here at Marlow are humbled and amazed at the generosity within the community of Glenn Marlow Elementary. With this video, the students of Glenn Marlow would like to say “Thanks to our community!”

Pardee Health Care

Thank You, Pardee Hospital!

Pardee Hospital is our 2016-2017 Henderson County Education Foundation Community Sponsor.

Thank you for all that you do!


Faculty and Staff Members of the Year


Jessica Hudgins: 2016 – 2017 Teacher of the Year

Jo Pittman: 2016 – 2017 Instructional Assistant of the Year

Karen Galloway: 2016 – 2017 Staff Member of the Year