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Welcome to Macon County Schools 
Located in the scenic southwestern part of the state, Macon County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina. Our county is home to approximately 32,395 full-time residents, and our public schools serve almost 4,400 students. There are eleven schools in the Macon County Schools system.  There are four elementary schools, one intermediate, one middle, and one high school located within an eight-mile radius of Franklin, the county seat.  There are two k-12 schools, one in Nantahala and one in Highlands. Union Academy is a 6-12 school and we have one early college high school. All eleven schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the North Carolina State Board of Education.
To be a globally competitive school system striving for continuous improvement.
 -Motivated Faculty & Staff

 -All Children Can Learn
 -Management by Fact
 -Stakeholder Partnerships
 -Safe & Healthy Learning Environment

Macon County Schools Strategic Plan


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2014-2015 Orientation/Open House ​Dates & Times


Macon Early College-Tuesday, August 5, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m. -Freshman & New Student Orientation

Mountain View Intermediate School-Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 7:00-9:00 a.m.-Open House Drop-In. Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 7:00-9:00 a.m.- Open House Drop-In. (Muffins & Juice will be served each day.)

Highlands School- Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 4:00-6:00 p.m. - Open House for all.

Cartoogechaye Elementary School-Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 6:00-7:00 p.m.-Orientation for Kindergarten Parents Only. Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 9:00-11:00 a.m. -Orientation for Kindergarten Students. Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Open House for all grades.

East Franklin Elementary School- Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.-Open House for 1st & 2nd grades. Open House for 3rd & 4th grades will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Nantahala School-Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m. - Open House for all.

South Macon Elementary School- Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Open House for all.

Franklin High School- Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. - Fine Arts Center- Orientation for 9th grade students as well as new 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.

Iotla Valley Elementary School- Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m. - Orientation for Kindergarten. All other grades will have a drop-in orientation from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Macon Middle School-Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m. - Orientation for 7th grade students as well as new 8th grade students.

Union Academy- No Open House or Orientation scheduled at this time.

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Contact Information
1202 Old Murphy Road
 Franklin, NC 28734
 Hours of Operation:
 8:00 - 4:30
 Monday - Friday
 828-524-3314 - Phone
 828-524-5938 - Fax
 828-524-2513 - Bus Garage
 828-524-8771 - Child Nutrition
 828-524-4460 - Maintenance