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A Rainbow over North Cove

Beautiful Rainbow over our school! 

2 staff members hold yearbooks

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

Staff with principal all dressed in black.

Celebrating 50 Years of Mr. Slagle! 

Two lady staff members pose with yearbooks.

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

250 students stand in NCE on hill

Welcome to North Cove Elementary! GO LIONS! 


Our Beautiful View! 

north cove elementary school students sitting on bleachers
View of linville mountain

Our beautiful view! 

group of students pose for photo

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

Officer visits Kindergarten class. Pose in front of car.

Thankful for Community Helpers! 

Staff at elementary school pose with tshirts

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

5th grade students enjoying a rainbow

5th Graders enjoying a gorgeous rainbow! 

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!

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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!

School Improvement Plan

School Improvement Plan
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Events Photo
Hat Day
Date: 12/14/2018
After School Movie/Dance
Date: 12/14/2018, 2:45 PM 4:30 PM
School Improvement Team Meeting
Date: 12/17/2018, 3 PM 4 PM
Location: North Cove Elementary Media Center
Santa Visits!
Date: 12/18/2018
Good News Club
Date: 12/19/2018, 2:45 PM 3:30 PM


Go Lions!