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

Glenn Marlow Elementary

Spirit Wear

Want to show your school spirit?

Check out the Go Mustangs! Spirit Wear website! For a limited time, we have t-shirts, sweatshirts, and bags for sale that will display your love for Glenn Marlow Elementary School.

The website will close on October 2nd, with an expected delivery date of October 17th, so act soon and show off your Mustang pride!

Glenn C. Marlow Spirit Wear Website


Movie Night at GMES

Glenn C. Marlow will have its first Movie Night of the year on Friday, September 29th! Kids will be able to hang out with their friends, watch a movie, eat popcorn and pizza, and have a fantastic time. Register your child today!


GMES Spirit Night at Acropolis Pizza

Tuesday, September 26th will be GMES Spirit Night @ Acropolis Pizza in Arden from 4:00 pm until close.   Dine in, carryout, or delivery, a portion of the total sales from Marlow customers will come back directly to GMES, so make plans today to eat at Acropolis Pizza in Arden on Tuesday, Sept. 26th.

Picture Day

Picture Day

Time to get on your nicest clothes and smile for the camera! Picture Day will take place on Wednesday, September 27th.

Families will be able to order packages of all photos taken, and proceeds help benefit our school. If you have any questions, please call the school at 828-654-3225.

Poppy Popcorn

Poppy's Popcorn Fundraiser

Poppy’s Gourmet Popcorn is now for sale!

Our PTO is holding a Poppy’s Popcorn fundraiser, with a goal of raising $15,000.  Order forms were sent home with all students last week – Please return the order form with payment inside.  Sales will last through the first of October, and the grade level with the most sales will win a Popcorn party!!  With each student buying or selling at least 3 bags of popcorn, we can achieve our goal!!

Let’s make it happen!!

2017 Boosterthon Slide Thank you

Boosterthon 2016-2017 THANK YOU Sponsors

Boosterthon 2017 was a great success! We raised over $23,000 for our school to go toward the purchase of upgraded playground equipment and technology. We want to thank EVERYONE who helped us reach our goal with a special Thank You to our corporate sponsors: AirVent Exteriors, B.B. Barnes, Black Orthodontics, Blue Ghost Brewing, First Restoration Services, Foot RX Running Asheville, Park Ridge Health, Mills River Family Dental, Jazzercise, and Wilsonart.

As always, thank you to our friends, family, and community for your continued support of Glenn Marlow Elementary!

See the below link for the Goals for this year’s Boosterthon!

2017 Boosterthon Goals

Glenn Marlow Elementary

Marlow Monday Messages

Every Monday, we send out our Marlow Monday Messages to let you know of any upcoming events, important information, or amazing things here at our school. But did you know that we keep copies of our messages here on the Marlow website?

Under “General Information,” as well as the “Parent Information” link on the school website, you can find copies of all Marlow Monday Messages for this school year. Make sure you stay up-to-date on the great things happening here at Glenn Marlow!

Our website has a lot of useful information for our parents, students, and community, including school schedules, class pages, and our master calendar. Please visit our website to see what else it has to offer!

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Creating a Parent Portal Account in PowerSchool and Setting Email Notifications

Parents and families– interested in keeping up with your child’s grades, growth, and attendance at school?

You can create a Parent Portal account in Powerschool, which will allow you to access your child’s information at home. Not only that, but you can also set up e-mail notifications, so all new items go straight to your e-mail inbox. This is a great way to keep track of your child’s grade in class, days your child has missed, and more.

Tutorial videos are available below to assist you in creating a Parent Portal account, and in setting e-mail notifications. Please check them out!

Creating a Parent Portal in Powerschool

Setting E-mail Notifications

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!”


Faculty and Staff Members of the Year 2017-2018


Andrea Smith: 2017 – 2018 Teacher of the Year

Beth Spray: 2017 – 2018 Instructional Assistant of the Year

Eddie Gilliland: 2017 – 2018 Staff Member of the Year