About Us

Our Vision

Avery County Schools will become the best school district in North Carolina to learn and work.

The mission of the Avery County Schools is to prepare students for success by providing the best education possible through supportive relationships with students, parents, and community.

Our Mission

Our Core Beliefs

The Avery County Schools will….

  • Maximize the potential of every student.

  • Create an environment that values and models perseverance, innovation, and creativity.

  • Inspire and nurture relationships among students, staff, parents, and community.

  • Create and foster a culture of kindness and compassion.

  • Create a climate where students and staff feel safe, respected, and valued.

Our Strategic Plan

Meet Our Superintendent


Dr. Bryan W. Taylor

Dr. Taylor, a native of Mount Airy, has a Bachelor of Science degree from High Point University, and both a Masters of Arts and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University.

Dr. Taylor has over 25 years of experience in public education, having served as Principal, Director of Special Education, Director of Federal programs, Director of Student Services, Executive Director of Human Resources/Operations, and Assistant Superintendent in previous school districts. Dr. Taylor has served as Superintendent of Avery County Schools since March, 2018.

Contact Us

Phone: 828.733.6006

Fax: 828.733.8943

Email: webteam@averyschools.net

Office Hours

7:30am - 4:00pm Monday thru Friday


 775 Cranberry Street
Newland, NC, 28657

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