Freedom Trail Elementary School


Welcome to Freedom Trail Elementary!

Principal: Ricky Ward

Assistant Principal: Emily Dellinger

Phone:  (828) 733-2932            Fax:  (828) 733-6863           Address:  6110 North US Highway 19E, Elk Park, North Carolina 28622


School visit from Board of Education member Pat Edwards.

Message from the Principal

I am very excited about another year at Freedom Trail Elementary School family.  FTE is a fantastic PreK to 5th Grade school with wonderful students and a great staff.  I grew up and still live in this community, so being able to work here is a true blessing.  I am looking forward to getting to know everyone better, and working with our great students.  Please feel free to contact me with any question or concerns.

Ricky Ward

Our Mission is to help students to develop the skills and attitudes that enable them to have a successful life.

Our Vision is to provide an environment where the whole child is acknowledged and celebrated through supportive relationships.

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From Boone:  Take Highway 105.  Turn right on to Newland Highway.  Turn right on to NC 194.  Turn left on to Highway 19E.

From Morganton:  Take Highway 181.  Turn on to US 221S.  Turn right on to NC 194.  Turn left on to Highway 19E.

From Asheville:  Take Highway 19E North through Weaverville and Spruce Pine.