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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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Read 2 Me Car Show

​The First Annual Fundraising Car Show benefits young children in Macon County, Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at South Macon Elementary School. $15.00 Registration Fee. ​Call 828-342-2448 for more information.

2013-2014 Graduation Dates and Times ​

Macon Early College Graduation will be held Sunday, June 1, 2014 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at The Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts.

Nantahala School Graduation will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium at Nantahala School.

Highlands School Graduation will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the New Gymnasium at Highlands School.

Franklin High School Graduation will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2014 begininng at 7:00 p.m. at Western Carolina Ramsey Center, Sylva, NC.


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