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Home of the Mighty Cubcats

Where Excellence Begins

 A Flex Quarter School

Education for All Seasons

A STEM School of Distinction


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Mission Statement:

At HES we are Honorable in character, Engaged in learning and Successful each day!


We will provide a solid academic foundation for each child.  We will encourage and empower students to achieve their academic best while emphasizing respectfulness and responsibility for success in life.

Awards/ Recognitions:

  • STEM School of Distinction
  • NC Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Exemplar School 2012-15
  • Honor School of Excellence 2003-2011
  • School of Excellence 2000-2003
  • 2007 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School
  • Lego Robotic Team 1st Place in Presentation 2014, 2015
  • A+ School 2015-2017
  • 2017-2018 Exceeded Growth
  • 2018-2019 Exceeded Growth and received performance grade of A
  • 2019-20 National ESEA Distinguished School Nominee in the “high performance” category

Curriculum and Instruction:

Hendersonville Elementary provides a well rounded instructional program which fully implements the NC standards and Common Core Curriculum.


  • STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Project Based Learning – 21st century skill set
  • Skills- Creativity, Collaboration, Critical thinking, Communication
  • Integration of school wide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Units
  • Daily non-fiction and fiction reading
  • Writing across all academics
  • Problem solving


  • Letterland
  • Fountas and Pinnell
  • Math Investigations
  • Jr. Great Books
  • MTSS -7 Habits of Happy Kids

Other Wonderful Facts

  • Out of over 2,600 schools in the State of North Carolina, Hendersonville Elementary ranks in the top 25.  HES is an A+ school and Exceeded Growth for the 2018-2019 school year.  In fact, HES ranked 3rd in the state for Exceeded Growth.  Out of the over 2600 schools in NC, HES was 1 of only 12 that received an A+ rating AND Exceeded Growth.  Hendersonville Elementary also achieved the highest growth index (5.14) among local elementary schools.
  • HES is the only school in Western North Carolina to receive recognition as a Prepared STEM School of Distinction
  •  The HES PTO is actively involved in many special programs supporting our school. All parents are encouraged to join and be involved
  • Volunteers are an important part of Hendersonville Elementary. We rely on community and parent volunteers who donate their time and talents to enhance the learning process.
  •  Our business partner is Park Ridge Hospital.
  •  Nine National Board Certified Teachers
  •  Tier 3 Team for Student Support
  •  Academically Gifted Teacher
  •  Exceptional Child Program
  •  Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapists
  •  ESL Teacher
  •  School Health Nurse
  •  School psychologist/counselor
  •  Literacy Room
  •  IPad, Chromebook, and laptop mobile carts
  •  Smartboards in every classrooms
  • Interactive Clear Touch Display in Media Center, 3 Mobile Clear Touch Displays accessible to classrooms (with more on the way)
  •  E-readers available for checkout from library


Hendersonville Elementary School was originally the Hendersonville Middle Grade School for grades four, five and six and was built in 1972. In 1990 Hendersonville Middle Grade School piloted a year-round program. In 1993 the Henderson County Schools and Hendersonville City Schools merged and Hendersonville Middle Grade become Hendersonville Elementary, serving students in kindergarten through fifth grade with a year-round schedule. Hendersonville Elementary is unique in that it is the only non-district school in the county. Parents enter a lottery to enroll their children in this program. Transportation is only provided to students living in the Bruce Drysdale Elementary school district, all other children must provide their own transportation.


Kimberly Henderson, Principal

Andi Marshall, Small Schools Admin

Stefanie Adams, Data Manager/Bookkeeper

Ali Smith, Administrative Assistant


1039 Randall Circle
Hendersonville, NC 28791

Phone: (828) 697-4752

Fax: (828) 698-6125

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