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Nestled among the mountains of a picturesque rural community in Western North Carolina, Andrews Elementary is one of the largest pre-K through 4th-grade elementary schools in Cherokee County. Throughout the years, AES has repeatedly been recognized as a School of Distinction and as an Honors School of Excellence. For the last two consecutive years, we have met or exceeded expected growth and scored a "B" on the state report card. Our Principal, Melissa Godfrey was the Western Region Principal of the year for 2017-2018. Andrews Elementary's experienced staff is fully licensed in the areas they teach. Our lead teachers have advanced degrees and/or have National Board Certification in their content area. We have many special programs including the 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool program and a Stem-E group. Enhancing our curriculum are Music, Art, Computer and Library and Physical education classes which are provided for all students. Students in upper grades can select exploratories for deeper enrichment in these areas. All of our students also enjoy regular guidance sessions with our school counselor. AES is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles. All students receive a free breakfast and lunch. All teachers have high expectations for their students and teach desired behaviors using our PBIS Matrix.

At AES we feel integrating technology within our instructional processes is important. We have a 1:1 Chromebook ratio with our students in grades three through four.  All of our classrooms have interactive Promethean Boards or Smartboards with projectors to further engage our students in learning. We have also have a computer lab with an interactive Smartboard and student responders. We have a mobile iPad cart and multiple iPads in each classroom to offer teachers other modes with which to offer instruction. Our students participate in academic competitions such as the annual Civic Oration Speech Contest and the Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest.

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. If you are interested in your child attending Andrews Elementary please contact the school office at 828-321-4415.
Mission: To ensure all students are educated in a nurturing environment accompanied by a relevant, rigorous curriculum delivered by highly qualified educators.
Vision: To prepare all students to contribute and thrive as productive citizens in their community, country, and the world.