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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 Hendersonville Elementary School, Riverbend Elementary School, Glenn C Marlow Elementary School, and Atkinson 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, Francine Delany New School, The Mountain Community School, and IC Imagine .

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 Hendersonville Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
2 Riverbend Elementary School Clyde, NC Regular K-5
3 Glenn C Marlow Elementary School Mills River, NC Regular K-5
4 Atkinson Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
5 Brush Creek Elementary School Marshall, NC Regular K-5
6 Etowah Elementary School Etowah, NC Regular K-5
7 Evergreen Community Charter School Asheville, NC Charter K-8
8 Mills River Elementary School Mills River, NC Regular K-5
9 Hot Springs Elementary School Hot Springs, NC Regular K-5
10 Weaverville Elementary School Weaverville, NC Regular 2-4
11 The Mountain Community School Hendersonville, NC Charter K-8
12 Clear Creek Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
13 Glen Arden Elementary School Arden, NC Regular K-4
14 North Windy Ridge Intermediate School Weaverville, NC Regular 5-6
15 Mars Hill Elementary School Mars Hill, NC Regular K-5
16 Fairview Elementary School Fairview, NC Regular K-5
17 Fletcher Elementary School Fletcher, NC Regular K-5
18 Isaac Dickson Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular PK-5
19 Vance Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
20 Hominy Valley Elementary School Candler, NC Regular K-4
21 The Franklin School of Innovation Asheville, NC Charter 5-12
22 Francine Delany New School Asheville, NC Charter K-8
23 Ira B Jones Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular PK-5
24 IC Imagine Asheville, NC Charter K-12
25 Black Mountain Elementary School Black Mountain, NC Regular 4-5
26 Haw Creek Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
27 Junaluska Elementary School Waynesville, NC Regular K-5
28 Jonathan Valley Elementary School Waynesville, NC Regular PK-5
29 Claxton Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
30 ArtSpace Charter School Swannanoa, NC Charter K-8
31 Bethel Elementary School Canton, NC Regular K-5
32 Pisgah Elementary School Candler, NC Regular K-4
33 Clyde Elementary School Clyde, NC Regular PK-5
34 Estes Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
35 West Buncombe Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-4
36 North Buncombe Elementary School Weaverville, NC Regular K-4
37 Shining Rock Classical Academy CFA Waynesville, NC Charter K-8
38 Meadowbrook Elementary School Canton, NC Regular PK-5
39 Edneyville Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
40 North Canton Elementary School Canton, NC Regular PK-5
41 Leicester Elementary School Leicester, NC Regular K-4
42 Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-4
43 Enka Intermediate School Candler, NC Regular 5-6
44 Bell Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
45 Hillandale Elementary School East Flat Rock, NC Regular K-5
46 Woodfin Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
47 Barnardsville Elementary School Barnardsville, NC Regular K-4
48 Hazelwood Elementary School Waynesville, NC Regular PK-5
49 Williams Elementary School Swannanoa, NC Regular K-5
50 Koontz Intermediate School Asheville, NC Regular 5-6
51 Upward Elementary School Flat Rock, NC Regular K-5
52 Hall Fletcher Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular PK-5
53 Dana Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
54 Bruce Drysdale Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
55 Candler Elementary School Candler, NC Regular K-4
56 Avery's Creek Elementary School Arden, NC Regular K-4
57 Sugarloaf Elementary School Hendersonville, NC Regular K-5
58 Eblen Intermediate School Asheville, NC Regular 5-6
59 Emma Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-4
60 Oakley Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-5
61 Johnston Elementary School Asheville, NC Regular K-4
Rank School Name City
1 Hendersonville Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
2 Riverbend Elementary School Clyde, NC
3 Glenn C Marlow Elementary School Mills River, NC
4 Atkinson Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
5 Brush Creek Elementary School Marshall, NC
6 Etowah Elementary School Etowah, NC
7 Evergreen Community Charter School Asheville, NC
8 Mills River Elementary School Mills River, NC
9 Hot Springs Elementary School Hot Springs, NC
10 Weaverville Elementary School Weaverville, NC
11 The Mountain Community School Hendersonville, NC
12 Clear Creek Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
13 Glen Arden Elementary School Arden, NC
14 North Windy Ridge Intermediate School Weaverville, NC
15 Mars Hill Elementary School Mars Hill, NC
16 Fairview Elementary School Fairview, NC
17 Fletcher Elementary School Fletcher, NC
18 Isaac Dickson Elementary School Asheville, NC
19 Vance Elementary School Asheville, NC
20 Hominy Valley Elementary School Candler, NC
21 The Franklin School of Innovation Asheville, NC
22 Francine Delany New School Asheville, NC
23 Ira B Jones Elementary School Asheville, NC
24 IC Imagine Asheville, NC
25 Black Mountain Elementary School Black Mountain, NC
26 Haw Creek Elementary School Asheville, NC
27 Junaluska Elementary School Waynesville, NC
28 Jonathan Valley Elementary School Waynesville, NC
29 Claxton Elementary School Asheville, NC
30 ArtSpace Charter School Swannanoa, NC
31 Bethel Elementary School Canton, NC
32 Pisgah Elementary School Candler, NC
33 Clyde Elementary School Clyde, NC
34 Estes Elementary School Asheville, NC
35 West Buncombe Elementary School Asheville, NC
36 North Buncombe Elementary School Weaverville, NC
37 Shining Rock Classical Academy CFA Waynesville, NC
38 Meadowbrook Elementary School Canton, NC
39 Edneyville Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
40 North Canton Elementary School Canton, NC
41 Leicester Elementary School Leicester, NC
42 Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School Asheville, NC
43 Enka Intermediate School Candler, NC
44 Bell Elementary School Asheville, NC
45 Hillandale Elementary School East Flat Rock, NC
46 Woodfin Elementary School Asheville, NC
47 Barnardsville Elementary School Barnardsville, NC
48 Hazelwood Elementary School Waynesville, NC
49 Williams Elementary School Swannanoa, NC
50 Koontz Intermediate School Asheville, NC
51 Upward Elementary School Flat Rock, NC
52 Hall Fletcher Elementary School Asheville, NC
53 Dana Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
54 Bruce Drysdale Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
55 Candler Elementary School Candler, NC
56 Avery's Creek Elementary School Arden, NC
57 Sugarloaf Elementary School Hendersonville, NC
58 Eblen Intermediate School Asheville, NC
59 Emma Elementary School Asheville, NC
60 Oakley Elementary School Asheville, NC
61 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: