Junaluska Elementary School is located between Waynesville and picturesque Lake Junaluska in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Haywood County. Haywood County is the eastern gateway to the Smoky Mountain National Park. Approximately 440 students attend our school in grades K-5 and each child’s needs are met through a variety of child-centered programs.



Providing a positive, nurturing, student-centered environment where every student will become a lifelong learner, a successful community member, and a prepared citizen of the 21st century.



In order to ensure the success of our vision, our staff, through collaborative means will…


  • Provide social and emotional support to students and families.
  • Know and teach what children are expected to learn.
  • Provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning.
  • Respond with appropriate interventions when students do not master the learning.
  • Challenge students when they do master the learning.


Click here for our School Improvement Plan.  (Updated August, 2016)

School Improvement Team Members

Sherri Arrington–Principal
Lisa Thompson–Assistant Principal/Lead Teacher
Susan DelBene–Lead Teacher
Kristie Easler
Cathy Lombardi
Meredith Jones
Angie Hamiel
Amy Kilgore
Joel Sellers
Ira Hyde
Joy Sollie
Kristi Blackburn
Rachel Seeley
Cindy Warren
Marlene Creary

School Mascot: Eagles
School Colors: Red, White & Blue

The Junaluska Way
Be Prepared, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be A Learner