North Cove Elementary School

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Teachers and students in UNC and Duke clothing pose

UNC and Duke fans unite against drugs! 

north cove elementary school students sitting on bleachers
students writing

Working Hard! 

group of students pose for photo

4th Graders release trout raised in the classroom into fish hatchery. 

Battle of the books team picture

Battle of the Books

Girls hold hands to create a circuit

Creating Circuits! 

Boys swinging
Girl plays with sidewalk chalk
Staff with principal all dressed in black.

Celebrating 50 Years of Mr. Slagle! 

5th grade students enjoying a rainbow

5th Graders enjoying a gorgeous rainbow! 


Our Beautiful View! 

Staff at elementary school pose with tshirts

NCE Staff-We Work Hard, We Play Hard, We Excel! 

4 girls stand next to tree


4 students with tech teacher.

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

girl smiles

Decorating cookies puts a smile on our face! 

Librarian reads book to a class.

Mrs. English reads to 2nd Grade


Our Fabulous Bus Drivers! 

7 students pose for photo

Yearbook Staff

student reads book

Lost in a book.

3 kids hold baby chicks.
A Rainbow over North Cove

Beautiful Rainbow over our school! 

Principal reads book to students

Mr. Slagle is the Mystery Reader for Kindergarten! 

4 students work with teacher

Learning about Geometry with Ms. Woody

Two lady staff members pose with yearbooks.

Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Loftis-Two of our yearbook dedicatees! 

teacher helps 7 students with work

Small Groups

group of students with principal

We love Mr. Slagle! 

man talking to students

Mr. Moore presents to students. 

man points to paper on wall

100 Slagle Bucks 

Students play under parachute
Principal and office staff dressed up in camo

NCE "Joining the Fight Against Drugs"

3 girls read

Partner Reading

4 girls are dressed up

Dress for Success

4 kids dressed up as 100 years old

100th Day of School

250 students stand in NCE on hill

Welcome to North Cove Elementary! GO LIONS! 

2 staff members hold yearbooks

Two of our yearbook dedicatees-Mrs. Burnette and Mr. Moore

4 students work in a group
school counselor with 3 students

We love Mrs. Hope! 

Students hangs from monkey bars on playground


2 women pose with flowers

IAOY-Melissa Sisk and TOY-Tracey Moss

Two boys smile
Students pose with resource officer on playground

We appreciate our Deputies!

14 students pose for photo

Talent Show Participants

Staff playing a basketball game


Officer visits Kindergarten class. Pose in front of car.

Thankful for Community Helpers! 

Students make silly faces with teacher

Silly Faces! 

View of linville mountain

Our beautiful view! 

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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News & Announcements

Mrs. Melissa Sisk, IA of the Year 2018-2019!

Woman posing by wall.

We want to congratulate Mrs. Melissa Sisk on being voted our IA of the Year! Mrs. Sisk works with 1st grade and drives a bus. Thank you for all your hard work! We are so thankful to have you at NCE!

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Events Photo
Senior Walk at NCE
Date: 5/25/2018
NO School-Memorial Day
Date: 5/28/2018
Reading EOG
Date: 5/30/2018
Math EOG
Date: 5/31/2018
Science EOG
Date: 6/1/2018


Go Lions!