Welcome to Hendersonville Elementary School

Home of the Mighty Cubcats
Where Excellence Begins
A STEM School of Distinction

A Flex Quarter School
Education for All Seasons


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.


  • Exceeded Growth in 2018-2019
  • Only one of four schools in the state of NC to be honored as a Lighthouse School in 2018
  • Earned an A+ Grade for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years.
  • Recognized as a prepared STEM School of Distinction by the NC Board of Education 2017
  • NC Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Exemplar School 2012-2016
  • Honor School of Excellence 2003-2011
  • School of Excellence 2000-2003
  • 2007 No Child Left Behind Ribbon School
  • Lego Robotic Team 1st Place in Presentation 2014-2015

Curriculum and Instruction:

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


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


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

Special Programs:

  • Kiwanis Kids- Leaders
  • Partner with YMCA 4th grade health
  • Performing Arts Club
  • Lego Robotics Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Homework Club
  • Tutoring
  • Battle of the Books
  • Girls on the Run
  • Spelling Team
  • Math and Science Fairs
  • Curriculum Nights
  • Inclusive Playground

Other Wonderful Facts:

  • 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 Children 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
  • E-readers available for checkout in library
  • Outdoor Classroom

History of HES:

Hendersonville Elementary School was originally the Hendersonville Middle School for grades four, five, and six and was built in 1972.  In 1990 Hendersonville Middle School piloted a year-round program.  In 1993 the Henderson County Schools and Hendersonville City Schools merged and HMS became HES, 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.

View our PBIS Learning Matrix.

Cubcat Song

We are the mighty Cubcats
We are the mighty Cubcats
And we love our school!
We are respectful and
We are responsible
in everything we do.
So its work, work, work for Hendersonville
As Cubcats always do.
We think before we act
As we always stay on track
For the Glory of HES
(shout) GO CUBCATS!