Award Year: 2021

Brush Creek Elementary School

265 Upper Brush Creek Road
Marshall, NC, 28753-9599

(828) 649-1547

Ms. Kristin Dillon, Principal at time of Nomination

Mrs. Susan Jackson, Current Principal

Title I School

Madison County School District

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BEARS! Believe, Educate to Achieve, Ready to Succeed

Student Demographics
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Entrance to Success

Entrance to Success

Brush Creek Elementary School opened on January 10, 2002. Brush Creek Elementary is a K-5 school that serves approximately 330 students in a beautiful building, nestled at the front of 30 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Brush Creek Elementary School was named a school of High Growth for Exceeding the State's Growth Expectation in 2017 and 2018, a North Carolina Highly-Performing School in 2012, and a National Blue Ribbon School in 2009. The school has shown growth in student performance and dedication to educational excellence.

Brush Creek Elementary School is in the geographic center of Madison County and serves students in the Marshall and Walnut communities. The school population contains over 52% of students in low-income homes as is reflected in the number of free and reduced lunches. Brush Creek Elementary houses a Head Start classroom on campus in an effort to help prepare students and their families for success in school.

Brush Creek Elementary rests in the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The splendor of the area and easy access to Asheville make the Marshall and Walnut communities a very desirable place for families to live. The community has a rich heritage that includes commitment to family, folk music and ballad singing, and a history spanning several generations from the European families who first settled the valley. Dedication to hard-work and perseverance, commitment to excellence, and staying student-centered are key factors in Brush Creek Elementary School's continued success!