School Details

Etowah Elementary

320 Etowah School Road, Etowah, NC 28729
(828) 891-6560
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 397 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

75%
52%
47%
74%
53%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Henderson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
58%
48%
70%
53%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Henderson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
58%
48%
65%
50%
40%
61%
59%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Henderson County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Etowah Elementary is a public elementary school in Hendersonville. The principal of Etowah Elementary is Mr Michael E Thorpe, whose e-mail is mthorpe@henderson.k12.nc.us. 397 students go to Etowah Elementary and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 54% of the 397 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Etowah Elementary is 15:1. Mills River Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I have 1 child that currently goes to Etowah Elementary and have an older child that went to school there. It is a school that is totally centered around your child and his/her education. They have excellent teachers with small classroom sizes that allow for more one on one with each student. It is also ranked one of the top schools in North Carolina. If you want your child to attend the best schools then Etowah is the place to send them.

  • (1 year ago)

    Three of my children attended this school and overall it was a fairly good school. They came from Fletcher Elem. when they moved the school zones around and that school is hard to compete with. The front office staff is by far the best ever and the principal is pretty darn good. Most of the teachers were okay not great and one particular fourth grade male teacher was horrible. My daughter four years later still talks about him. She said he 'creeped her out'! He was so bad that we had her moved to another class which she loved. The principal knew the teacher was not acting the way he should and he did not hesitate to move her. I think there are a few better choices in Henderson County -Fletcher Hendersonville Elem Atkinson Mountain Community School - but this school is not horrible. It all depends like all schools good or bad ones on the teacher you wind up with.

  • (6 years ago)

    Outstanding school with a truly gifted principal that does a fantastic job of making certain that only the very best teachers are at this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    Athough I think there could be a more appropriate principal in place the teachers and staff are wonderful. Mrs. Shoemaker at the front desk seems to know every child in the school. Ms. Reiter <resource> is a lady who truely loves her students she is a remarkable woman.

  • (9 years ago)

    From the moment you walk in the warmth of Etowah Elementary greets you. The wonderful murals that line the hallways to the welcoming office staff invite you in to this excellent school. The leadership provided by the administration and teaching staff shows that learning and character building are important here. An excellent PTO involves parents in the school and offers opportunities for them to volunteer. When you drop your children at the door you can be sure they will be nurtured at Etowah Elementary!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is our third year at Etowah and I have to say that this school and its staff is outstanding. They welcome parent involvement and are very concerned about your child's wellbeing. The drop-off/pick-up program is a great example of that concern. It's very efficient system.

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