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