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For the 2021 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 14,017 students in Henderson County, NC. Henderson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Henderson County, NC are Glenn C Marlow Elementary School, Hendersonville Elementary School and Etowah Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Henderson County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Henderson County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Henderson County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Glenn C Marlow Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1985 Butler Bridge Road
    Mills River, NC 28759
    (828) 654-3225

    Grades: K-5 | 569 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Hendersonville Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1039 Randall Circle
    Hendersonville, NC 28791
    (828) 697-4752

    Grades: K-5 | 393 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Etowah Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    320 Etowah School Road
    Etowah, NC 28729
    (828) 891-6560

    Grades: K-5 | 384 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Mills River Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    94 School House Road
    Mills River, NC 28759
    (828) 891-6563

    Grades: K-5 | 579 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Atkinson Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2510 Old Kanuga Road
    Hendersonville, NC 28739
    (828) 697-4755

    Grades: K-5 | 343 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Fletcher Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    500 Howard Gap Road
    Fletcher, NC 28732
    (828) 684-0580

    Grades: K-5 | 453 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Rugby Middle School Math: 60% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3345 Haywood Road
    Hendersonville, NC 28791
    (828) 891-6566

    Grades: 6-8 | 852 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Clear Creek Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    737 N Clear Creek Road
    Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 697-4760

    Grades: K-5 | 545 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Hendersonville Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    825 North Whitted Street
    Hendersonville, NC 28791
    (828) 697-4800

    Grades: 6-8 | 566 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    The Mountain Community School Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    613 Glover Street
    Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 696-8480

    Grades: K-8 | 200 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Fernleaf Community Charter School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    58 Howard Gap Rd
    Fletcher, NC 28732
    (828) 684-3645

    Grades: K-6 | 327 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Edneyville Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2875 Pace Road
    Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 685-7600

    Grades: K-5 | 434 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Henderson County Early College Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Dr. Molly Parkhill Building, 3
    Flat Rock, NC 28731
    (828) 697-4561

    Grades: 9-13 | 172 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Sugarloaf Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2270 Sugarloaf Rd
    Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 697-4600

    Grades: K-5 | 446 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Flat Rock Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    191 Preston Lane
    East Flat Rock, NC 28726
    (828) 697-4775

    Grades: 6-8 | 746 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Hendersonville High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1 Bearcat Boulevard
    Hendersonville, NC 28791
    (828) 697-4802

    Grades: 9-12 | 836 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Hillandale Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    40 Preston Lane
    East Flat Rock, NC 28726
    (828) 697-4782

    Grades: K-5 | 582 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Dana Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    690 Ridge Road
    Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 685-7743

    Grades: K-5 | 543 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Apple Valley Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    43 Fruitland Road
    Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 697-4545

    Grades: 6-8 | 873 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Upward Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    45 Education Drive
    Flat Rock, NC 28731
    (828) 697-4764

    Grades: K-5 | 425 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    East Henderson High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    150 Eagle Pride Drive
    East Flat Rock, NC 28726
    (828) 697-4768

    Grades: 9-12 | 904 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    West Henderson High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3600 Haywood Road
    Hendersonville, NC 28791
    (828) 891-6571

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,124 student
  • Rank: #2323.
    Bruce Drysdale Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    271 Bearcat Blvd.
    Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 697-5568

    Grades: K-5 | 458 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    North Henderson High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    35 Fruitland Road
    Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 697-4500

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,076 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Henderson County Career Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Dr. Molly Parkhill Building, 3
    Flat Rock, NC 28731
    (828) 697-4629

    Grades: 6-12 | 187 students
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