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


  • Tuesday, March 19th: Marlow Kindergarten Readiness Round-Up, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 21st: Q3 Report Cards Made Available through PowerSchool
  • Thursday, March 21st: Marlow Mustang Derby Fun Run Kick-Off!
  • March 25th-March 29th: Spring Break!
  • Friday, April 5th: Q3 Honor Roll Ceremony, 8:30 am in the Gym
  • Friday, April 12th: Marlow Mustang Derby Fun Run Day!
  • Monday, April 15th: 150th Day of School, “Tie-Dye” Spirit Day
  • Thursday, April 18th: Q4 Midterms Made Available/Distributed
  • April 19th – May 9th: End of Year mClass Assessment window (KI – G3)
Marlow Mustang Fun Run Derby

Marlow Mustang Fun Run Derby

The 2024 Marlow Mustang Fun Run Derby will kick off on Thursday, March 21st.

Our goal this year is $50,000, so be on the lookout for the Fun Run Packets coming home Thursday!

If each Buckaroo can get just $90 in pledges, we will meet goal. But who wants to meet it when we can exceed it?

The Mustang Derby Fun Run is scheduled for Friday, April 12th. Make to plans to attend today!


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!


Marlow Yearbooks are for sale!

Once again this year, we are using Jostens as our yearbook publisher. You can order your child’s yearbook directly from the Josten’s website.

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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 News 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!

2018 National Blue Ribbon School Logo

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!