Delaine Macdonald-Principal
205 Jean Christy Avenue, Andrews NC 28901
828-321-4415  Fax 321-0401
delaine.macdonald@cherokee.k12.nc.us

Nestled among the mountains of a picturesque rural community of Western North Carolina, Andrews Elementary is one of the largest pre-K through 5th grade elementary schools in Cherokee County averaging about 380 students. The school is an accredited member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. AES has been recognized as a School of Distinction since 1997 and from 2002-2005 as an Honors School of Excellence. Our students have consistently achieved expected or high growth every year. From 2006-2009 we achieved high growth status repeatedly. Andrews Elementary's experienced staff is fully licensed in the areas they teach. Three teachers have National Board Certification. Several hold or are pursuing advanced degrees.  AES  has fully implemented the Brain-Based teaching and learning philosophies of noted neuroscientist Dr. Fritz Mengert. 

We have many special programs including an after-school tutoring program in addition to the 21st Century After-school Learning program. Enhancing our curriculum are Music, Art, Computer and Library classes  which are provided for all students. All of our students also enjoy physical education and guidance classes.  Our EC teachers, speech therapist and academically gifted teacher supplement and enhance instruction through inclusion, collaboration and pull-out services for students who qualify for their services.AES is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles. After a free breakfast for all students, mornings begin with "Walk and Talk"  which encourages beginning the day with physical activity and  has curbed  student tardiness. An outdoor classroom and walking trails are nearing completion.

We feel technology is an important part of the educational process. We have a new state of the art computer lab with interactive Smartboard and student responders.  A second lab is adjacent to our media center.Our third grade classrooms use interactive Smartboards to engage students.All of our classrooms have interactive Promethean Boards or Smartboards with data projectors to further engage our students in learning.   We also sponsor many academic competitions available at our school such as Odyssey of the Mind, Continental Math, Civic Oration Speech Contests and Current Events Meets and Battle of the Books.

Andrews Elementary faculty and staff  strive to meet high academic standards as they continue  to focus on the needs of all students. Through systematic and regular assessment of our students, and ourselves, Andrews Elementary will continue to be a great place to learn.


Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


Andrews Elementary School


   

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