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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



Graduation Schedule 2014-2015

Franklin High School-Tuesday, June 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm- Western Carolina University Ramsey Center

Highlands School-Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm- Highlands School New Gymnasium

Nantahala School-Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm- Nantahala School Gymnasium

Macon Early College-Sunday, May 31, 2015 @ 2:30 pm- Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts

Union Academy-Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm- South Macon Elementary Gymnasium

Kindergarten Orientation Days for Macon County Schools are as follows:

Cartoogechaye Elementary-Friday, April 24 @ 9:00 am

​East Franklin Elementary-Friday, April 17 @ 9:00 am

Highlands Elementary​-Thursday, April 23@ 10:00 am

Iotla Valley Elementary-Friday, April 24 @ 8:30 am

Nantahala Elemetnary- Tuesday, April 21 @ 6:00 pm

South Macon Elementary-Friday, April 17 @ 9:15 am

In order to recover instructional time lost due to inclement weather, Friday, March 27, 2015 and Friday, June 12, 2015 will now be full instructional days for Franklin, Highlands & Nantahala. ​

Read to Achieve Results

Click here ​to see the Read to Achieve results for Macon County Schools.


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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