Award Year: 2018

Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School

1985 Butler Bridge Road
Mills River, NC, 28759-3892

(828) 654-3225

Mr. John E. Hart III, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Henderson County Schools

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Providing all an opportunity to learn in an emerging, safe environment. Together, family and community, we respect the individual, nurturing the potential of each child.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 41%
GMES: A legacy of learning, a community of excellence.

GMES: A legacy of learning, a community of excellence.

Walking into Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School is like coming home. We are a family. Our school relationships function as extended family, evidenced by the strong bonds we cultivate with each other. We whole-heartedly embrace our vision that "each child will achieve success." Our namesake, Mr. Glenn C. Marlow, stood for student-centered education, and we strive to honor his legacy each day. Our founding principal believed in teaching the whole child, and created a family like atmosphere built on the premise of Roosevelt's words: "They don't care what you know until they know how much you care." Joining with parents, a strong PTO, and community partners, this principle is the guiding force for every stakeholder and for every decision we make.

Though rigor drives our instruction, our goal is to create a culture of "loving to learn." There is an unspoken but understood expectation, that everyone will achieve at a high level. Strong, dedicated staff translates to effective instruction and student achievement, which is one key factor to our sustained success. We work diligently to create an emotional connection with every student so they feel accepted, appreciated, and celebrated. This is the Marlow way. We strive to instill in our students a love for learning that will motivate them long after they leave Marlow. We are building independent, self-motivated learners. This is part of the Marlow Magic, something you just have to experience.