A photo of Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School from the outside. The flag pole is visible with the American flag raised.

Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School

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A legacy of learning, a community of excellence.

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 children’s 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.

Student hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Office hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Glenn Marlow Elementary

Upcoming Dates to Remember


  • Thursday, August 8th, 1:00-3:00 pm: Kindergarten Orientation
  • Thursday, August 8th, 4:00-6:00 pm: 1st-5th Grade Meet the Teacher
  • Monday, August 12: First day of school for students
  • Monday, September 2nd: Labor Day holiday, no school for students or staff
Back to School

School Supply Lists 2024-2025

It’s almost back-to-school time!

For grade-level school supply lists, please visit our School Supply Lists page. They are available in PDF format for easy printing or access on a device. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 828-654-3225.

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2024-2025 Battle of the Books

If you are going into the 4th or 5th grade, love reading, and love competition, please consider joining the GMES Battle of the Books team!

Battle of the Books is a program for kids to further their interest in reading. Students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committees and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.

The 2024-2025 Elementary Battle of the Books booklist is available now– if you are interested in joining, please start reading! If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Waxman at dfwaxman@hcpsnc.org.


2024-2025 Staff Members of the Year

Congratulations to the following staff members!

Marlow Teacher of the Year : Mary Beth Wike
Instructional Assistant of the Year: Kelli Leeper
Staff Member of the Year: Pam Livingston

We appreciate all you do and all you have done for our Buckaroos!

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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 on the Marlow Monday Messages Page on the Marlow website? 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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Glenn C. Marlow Named 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

Glenn Marlow Elementary School was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing Schools!

We are one of only 8 schools in NC to earn this distinction! This is such an awesome and tremendous honor that we all need to be proud of.  Everyone – staff, students, parents, and community members– is a part of this recognition, because working together, we earned this– go Marlow Mustangs!