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students dressed up for 100th day of school

100 Days Smarter!

14 students pose for photo

Talent Show Participants

boy eats cookie

Cookies are YUMMY!

Boys swinging
7 students pose for photo

Yearbook Staff

3 girls read

Partner Reading

student reads book

Lost in a book.

two students pose with trophy

Talent Show

Principal reads book to students

Mr. Slagle is the Mystery Reader for Kindergarten! 

kids jump rope, hula hoop and do buddy walker


Battle of the books team picture

Battle of the Books

Students hangs from monkey bars on playground


4 girls make snow

Playing with snow

View of linville mountain

Our beautiful view! 

6 adults with panther mascot

Go Panthers!

4 kids dressed up as 100 years old

100th Day of School

girl sings

NCE's Got Talent

5 students make funny faces

After School is FUN! 

Teachers and students in UNC and Duke clothing pose

UNC and Duke fans unite against drugs! 

A Rainbow over North Cove

Beautiful Rainbow over our school! 

Librarian reads book to a class.

Mrs. English reads to 2nd Grade

4 girls stand next to tree


2 women dressed up as 100 years old

100th Day of School

2 girls smile at camera


girl smiles

Decorating cookies puts a smile on our face! 

5th grade students enjoying a rainbow

5th Graders enjoying a gorgeous rainbow! 

adults dressed as snowmen

Talent Show Snowmen

students dress up

Dress for Success

school counselor with 3 students

We love Mrs. Hope! 

Girl sings

NCE's Got Talent

man points to paper on wall

100 Slagle Bucks 

Principal and office staff dressed up in camo

NCE "Joining the Fight Against Drugs"

teacher helps 7 students with work

Small Groups

Staff playing a basketball game


students writing

Working Hard! 

girl singing

North Cove's Got Talent


Our Fabulous Bus Drivers! 

4 students with tech teacher.

5th Graders love to code in Ms. White's class!

4 girls are dressed up

Dress for Success

Girl smiles while climbing rock wall
4 kids dressed as 100 years old

100th Day of School

3 kids climb a rock wall

Rock Wall Fun

group of students with principal

We love Mr. Slagle! 

Principal's Message

Rainbow over school
Welcome to North Cove Elementary!
Principal Mr. Rod Slagle

The VISION for North Cove Elementary is for all students to gain knowledge, foundational skills, and confidence needed to become lifelong learners. Our MISSION at North Cove Elementary is to educate all students to become responsible, lifelong learners who have the skills, knowledge, and self-confidence to be successful contributors to our competitive, global society.
North Cove Elementary is located in the northern section of McDowell county. We provide services to families in Ashford-North Cove, Coxes Creek, Turkey Cove, Woodlawn, and 221N to Hankins area leading to the back side of Lake James.

North Cove Elementary is the smallest elementary school in McDowell County, averaging just less than 300 students on campus daily. Due to our small size, our learning community compares to a close-knit family. As a result, staff have nurturing relationships with students and collaborative relationships with families. North Cove staff is committed to continuous improvement for the benefit of our students and our community.
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