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  • Due to freezing rain and dangerous driving conditions throughout much of the county, the Avery County Schools will be closed for students on Wednesday, January 23rd. Thank you!

  • Avery County School buses will not run Old Beech Mountain gravel until further notice due to icy conditions and an unsafe turnaround. We will reevaluate this road daily.

  • The joint meeting between the Avery County Board of Education and the Avery County Commissioners will take place January 15th at 5:30pm, in the Commissioners’ Boardroom. Click or tap here to view the agenda.

  • We have been made aware of an email scam being sent to local businesses falsely claiming to be in partnership with Avery County High School asking for sponsorships. Please read our post on Facebook for more information and contact us before making any sponsorship deals to verify legitimacy.

  • Be sure to read the new Welcome Letter from The Superintendent


Superintendent's Letter to Parents

2018-2019 School Year

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.  It is an honor and a privilege to serve the young people of Avery County.  We are committed to providing students and families the best educational experience possible.  You and your family are very important to our school district, and we encourage you to be an advocate for education and the Avery County Schools.  

I hope you take an active role in your child’s education by visiting their school and by taking part in the many opportunities you have to serve, such as becoming a volunteer or joining the PTA.  Please know you are always welcome in our schools.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your child or their education, please feel free to contact my office at 828-733-6006 or via email at bryantaylor@averyschools.net.  Our central office staff and I are always available to assist you.

Thank you again for allowing the Avery County Schools to serve you and your family.  


Bryan W. Taylor, Ed.D.