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Best Elementary Schools in the Asheville, NC Area

BBest Elementary Schools in the Asheville, NC Area Best Elementary Schools in the Asheville, NC Area Are you looking for information on the top public elementary schools in the Asheville area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Asheville-area elementary schools including Riverbend Elementary School, Glenn C Marlow Elementary School, Hendersonville Elementary School, and Etowah Elementary School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public elementary schools to the area's best charter schools including Evergreen Community Charter School, Invest Collegiate - Imagine, The Franklin School of Innovation, and ArtSpace Charter School.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which Asheville-area elementary school would be best for any individual child. For schools that are close to one another in rankings, differences in available data are in most cases very small.



Top Elementary Schools in the Asheville Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Riverbend Elementary School Clyde, NC Regular K-5
2 Glenn C Marlow Elementary School Mills River, NC Regular K-5
3 Hendersonville Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
4 Etowah Elementary School Etowah, NC Regular K-5
5 Evergreen Community Charter School Asheville, NC Charter K-8
6 Hominy Valley Elementary School Candler, NC Regular K-4
7 Glen Arden Elementary School Arden, NC Regular K-4
8 Mills River Elementary School Mills River, NC Regular K-5
9 Pisgah Elementary School Candler, NC Regular K-4
10 Fletcher Elementary School Fletcher, NC Regular K-5
11 Brush Creek Elementary School Marshall, NC Regular K-5
12 Atkinson Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
13 Haw Creek Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
14 Fairview Elementary School Fairview, NC Regular K-5
15 Black Mountain Primary School Black Mountain, NC Regular K-3
16 West Buncombe Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-4
17 Clear Creek Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
18 Junaluska Elementary School Waynesville, NC Regular K-5
19 Weaverville Elementary School Weaverville, NC Regular 2-4
20 Hot Springs Elementary School Hot Springs, NC Regular K-5
21 Bethel Elementary School Canton, NC Regular K-5
22 Mars Hill Elementary School Mars Hill, NC Regular K-5
23 The Franklin School of Innovation Asheville, NC Charter 5-12
24 North Buncombe Elementary School Weaverville, NC Regular K-4
25 Invest Collegiate - Imagine Asheville, NC Charter K-12
26 Isaac Dickson Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular PK-5
27 Estes Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
28 Ira B Jones Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular PK-5
29 Vance Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
30 ArtSpace Charter School Swannanoa, NC Charter K-8
31 Black Mountain Elementary School Black Mountain, NC Regular 4-5
32 Claxton Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
33 North Canton Elementary School Canton, NC Regular PK-5
34 Meadowbrook Elementary School Canton, NC Regular PK-5
35 Clyde Elementary School Clyde, NC Regular PK-5
36 North Windy Ridge Intermediate School Weaverville, NC Regular 5-6
37 Jonathan Valley Elementary School Waynesville, NC Regular PK-5
38 Barnardsville Elementary School Barnardsville, NC Regular K-4
39 The Mountain Community School Hendersonville, NC Charter K-8
40 Hazelwood Elementary School Waynesville, NC Regular PK-5
41 Edneyville Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
42 Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-4
43 Koontz Intermediate School Asheville, NC Regular 5-6
44 Francine Delany New School Asheville, NC Charter K-8
45 Avery's Creek Elementary School Arden, NC Regular K-4
46 Leicester Elementary School Leicester, NC Regular K-4
47 Sugarloaf Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
48 Bell Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
49 Dana Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
50 Upward Elementary School Flat Rock, NC Regular K-5
51 Candler Elementary School Candler, NC Regular K-4
52 Hillandale Elementary School East Flat Rock, NC Regular K-5
53 Hall Fletcher Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular PK-5
54 Williams Elementary School Swannanoa, NC Regular K-5
55 Eblen Intermediate School Asheville, NC Regular 5-6
56 Bruce Drysdale Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
57 Emma Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-4
58 Woodfin Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
59 Oakley Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
60 Johnston Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-4
Rank School Name City
1 Riverbend Elementary School Clyde, NC
2 Glenn C Marlow Elementary School Mills River, NC
3 Hendersonville Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
4 Etowah Elementary School Etowah, NC
5 Evergreen Community Charter School Asheville, NC
6 Hominy Valley Elementary School Candler, NC
7 Glen Arden Elementary School Arden, NC
8 Mills River Elementary School Mills River, NC
9 Pisgah Elementary School Candler, NC
10 Fletcher Elementary School Fletcher, NC
11 Brush Creek Elementary School Marshall, NC
12 Atkinson Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
13 Haw Creek Elementary School Asheville, NC
14 Fairview Elementary School Fairview, NC
15 Black Mountain Primary School Black Mountain, NC
16 West Buncombe Elementary School Asheville, NC
17 Clear Creek Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
18 Junaluska Elementary School Waynesville, NC
19 Weaverville Elementary School Weaverville, NC
20 Hot Springs Elementary School Hot Springs, NC
21 Bethel Elementary School Canton, NC
22 Mars Hill Elementary School Mars Hill, NC
23 The Franklin School of Innovation Asheville, NC
24 North Buncombe Elementary School Weaverville, NC
25 Invest Collegiate - Imagine Asheville, NC
26 Isaac Dickson Elementary School Asheville, NC
27 Estes Elementary School Asheville, NC
28 Ira B Jones Elementary School Asheville, NC
29 Vance Elementary School Asheville, NC
30 ArtSpace Charter School Swannanoa, NC
31 Black Mountain Elementary School Black Mountain, NC
32 Claxton Elementary School Asheville, NC
33 North Canton Elementary School Canton, NC
34 Meadowbrook Elementary School Canton, NC
35 Clyde Elementary School Clyde, NC
36 North Windy Ridge Intermediate School Weaverville, NC
37 Jonathan Valley Elementary School Waynesville, NC
38 Barnardsville Elementary School Barnardsville, NC
39 The Mountain Community School Hendersonville, NC
40 Hazelwood Elementary School Waynesville, NC
41 Edneyville Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
42 Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School Asheville, NC
43 Koontz Intermediate School Asheville, NC
44 Francine Delany New School Asheville, NC
45 Avery's Creek Elementary School Arden, NC
46 Leicester Elementary School Leicester, NC
47 Sugarloaf Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
48 Bell Elementary School Asheville, NC
49 Dana Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
50 Upward Elementary School Flat Rock, NC
51 Candler Elementary School Candler, NC
52 Hillandale Elementary School East Flat Rock, NC
53 Hall Fletcher Elementary School Asheville, NC
54 Williams Elementary School Swannanoa, NC
55 Eblen Intermediate School Asheville, NC
56 Bruce Drysdale Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
57 Emma Elementary School Asheville, NC
58 Woodfin Elementary School Asheville, NC
59 Oakley Elementary School Asheville, NC
60 Johnston Elementary School Asheville, NC

Rankings for the best elementary schools in the Asheville area were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

You can click on a specific school name above for more information on elementary school test scores, student data and more.

Elementary Schools in Asheville NC Area - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school


Choosing an Elementary School in the Asheville Area

When comparing regular Asheville-area elementary schools to charter and magnet schools, one should keep in mind the differences between charter schools, magnet schools and traditional public schools.

Magnet schools are in most cases alternative public schools that offer a specialized curriculum. At the highest level, North and South Carolina magnet schools and traditional elementary schools tend to be managed by the same entity - the county school superintendent's office. Magnet schools normally can accept students from anywhere in the county in which they are located, and often limit the acceptance pool through a lottery system.

Charter schools, on the other hand, are each independently managed. They tend to accept students not only from the county in which they're located, but surrounding counties as well. Like magnets, charters tend to use a lottery-based acceptance method.

Regular elementary schools are sometimes called "zoned schools," "neighborhood schools" or "zip code schools." This is because they accept students from a limited geographical area - such as a town or a specific set of subdivisions. Regular schools do not tend to use a lottery system. Regular elementary schools are the most common kinds of schools in North and South Carolina.

Which Elementary Schools are Covered in the Asheville Area

We hope you find the ratings and other information on elementary schools in the Asheville area to be useful. Elementary Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties: