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

Happy Football

GMES Spirit Week, October 17th - 21st

Spirit Week at Marlow is October 17th through October 21st. Go Buckaroos!

Spirit Week is a great time for us to have fun and show our love for our school! Dress up for the theme of each day and show off how proud you are to be a Buckaroo!

Monday – Favorite Sports Team Day/Sports Day
Tuesday – Pajama Day
Wednesday – Wacky Tacky Wednesday
Thursday – Favorite Book Character day
Friday – Spirit Day

Pumpkin Lighting

Pumpkin Lighting on October 21st

Save the date of Friday, October 21st for our Annual Pumpkin Lighting Event, from 6-8 pm.

Pumpkin Lighting is a great community event here at Glenn Marlow, filled with food, games, hay rides, s’mores, and much more!  Bring in a canned good and get free face painting. Come in costume with the whole family (no masks, please) and have a ball!

We look forward to seeing our whole Marlow community for Pumpkin Lighting this year!

Happy Turkey

Turkey Trot Food Drive

October 24th – November 10th

The BakPak Bunch provides food on a weekly basis for Marlow children in need. To help stock our pantry and provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, Marlow is starting a Thanksgiving themed food drive! We are kicking off our event at Pumpkin Lighting on October 21st– bring in a canned food item, and get free face painting.

For more information about the food drive, click here!

If you have other ideas for outreach at our school, or you would like to continue helping BakPak Bunch, please contact school counselor, Lindsay Davis at 654-3225 or the PTO volunteer coordinator.

Thank you for your support of this vital outreach for our school!



Buckaroo STEM Club

Glen Marlow Elementary is so excited to introduce the Buckaroo STEM Club!

Yahoo! It’s finally here!  A club that encourages collaboration and innovation while promoting 21st century skills such as critical thinking, leadership, and self direction through the integrated study of science, technology, engineering, and math.   Activities may include investigations, experiments, projects, discussions, and field trips.

There will be two sessions: Session 1 will be for grades 3-5 during the second quarter of the year, and Session 2 will be for grades K-2 during the third quarter.

To apply, please fill out the STEM Club permission slip and turn it in to your teacher or Ms. Patton by October 25th.

For more information, contact Stephanie Patton, or click here for the STEM Club information page!

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