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Henderson County Public Schools is the 27th largest school district in the state, and the second largest in Western North Carolina. Our 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 4 high schools, education center and early college high school exist in the East, Hendersonville, North and West districts. We consistently have some of the highest graduation rates and lowest drop-out rates in the state of North Carolina, and pride our students’ and staff’s pursuits of excellence and adherence to the following mission, vision and values:

Mission Statement

Henderson County Public Schools will provide all students the opportunity to learn and the encouragement to succeed in a safe environment. We will honor the individual and nurture the potential of all children.

Guiding Principle

The success of a child is the result of a collaborative partnership of school, child, parents, and community.

Vision Statement

Every student will achieve success and graduate as a life-long learner, globally competitive, prepared for career, college, and life.

Core Values

  • We are here for the children we serve.
  • We value each child.
  • We value the development of the whole child.
  • We value a safe, supportive, and caring learning environment.
  • We value respect, honesty, and integrity.
  • We value the commitment of quality employees.
  • We value effective learning through high-quality instruction.
  • We value the pursuit of excellence.

HCPS Mission, Vision, Core Values, Strategic Plan