Banner Elk School is situated in the heart of Banner Elk, North Carolina. The school was established in 1939 as part of the WPA project. Our beautiful stone building has been through many generations, here in Banner Elk. We are a Pre-K through Fifth grade public school in the Avery County School System. There are approximately 170 students enrolled at our school. We are an A+ school embracing the integration of the arts into our curriculum. Banner Elk is the Professional Development School for Lees McRae College and part of the Appalachian State University Public School Partnership.