Welcome to the New Nest!

Community members, staff and students helped celebrate the opening of the new Davie County High School at the Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Guests were able to take a self-guided tour, with student ambassadors providing information about the new facility. 
First Friday Night Lights photo credits to Morgan Bumgarner, 12th grade.

Bus Information

Please be on the lookout for school buses and students waiting for buses beginning Monday morning August 28. Please remember the stop arm laws. We have buses equipped with "stop arm cameras" that record video both inside and outside the bus to help aid in prosecution of drivers who pass stopped school buses. New laws were approved by the legislature this year to allow schools districts to impose civil fines for passing stopped school buses. We are exploring the implementation process of these new laws and will be working with local officials to determine the logistics of enforcing these laws. This link shows who must stop when approaching a stopped school bus with Red Lights & Stop Sign activated.

Also, please pay attention to the driver of the bus. They will be communicating with students by hand signals to let them know when it's safe to cross the road. Recognize the danger zone around the bus as described in link below. 

Other pertinent safety information can be found on the school bus safety website.

Stop locations will be listed by school on the district website by Monday, August 21. We encourage parents to attend open house to get the most current stop location and times if their children plan to ride the bus. Routes change daily as we continue to update ridership information therefore stop times are not listed on the website link below.

If parents or guardians have questions about their child ridership information, they should contact the School Bus Coordinator at their child's school by phone or email. It may take several days to establish a new stop if your child is not currently assigned to a bus stop, so please be patient as we work through a large volume of requests this time of year. Parents can register their child to ride the bus from our website as well.

We have a new WebQuery available that parents can access from our school website. They will be able to type in their address to see which school they would attend, closest bus stop, bus number and approximate stop time. They can also register to ride a bus form the WebQuery page.

New school zone ordinances have been implemented within the Mocksville city limits and officers will be enforcing the new speed limits within the posted zones. All other schools in the County have posted school zones as well. Please observe the speed limits within these zones during the posted times.

We are excited about the opening of our new High School at 180 War Eagle Drive. We have adjusted the bell times to allow for a 30 minute schedule difference between North Davie Middle and the High School. This should help with traffic flow on Farmington Road. Please be patient as traffic patterns develop in this area.

We are looking forward to a successful school year in 2017-18 and we encourage community members to get involved in their local schools. Contact our Public Relations Office or your local school for information about how you can participate.

Meal Prices


PreK - 5 Grades: Free

6 - 8 Grades: $1.10

9 - 12 Grades: $1.35


PreK: $ 2.40

K - 5 Grades: $2.65

6 - 12 Grades: $2.90

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School Administrators

  • Central Davie Academy: Beth Edwards, Principal
  • Cooleemee Elementary School: Cindy Stone, Principal; Sam Brown, Assistant Principal
  • Cornatzer Elementary School: Catherine Moreland, Principal; Kimberly Stacey, Assistant Principal
  • Davie County Early College High School: Denise Absher, Principal
  • Davie County High School: Doyle Nicholson, Principal; Assistant Principals: Kathy Courtemanche, Tabatha Hudson, Michael Pruitt and Alvin Rubin.
  • Mocksville Elementary School: Jennifer Swofford, Principal; Elisabeth Bolick-Spillman, Assistant Principal
  • North Davie Middle School: Mary Foster, Principal; Cindy Myers, Assistant Principal
  • Pinebrook Elementary School: Brooke Preslar, Principal; LaShaunda Plain-Mamon, Assistant Principal
  • Shady Grove Elementary School: Mary Margaret Sullivan, Principal; Raymonda Shelton, Assistant Principal
  • South Davie Middle School: Melissa Lynch, Principal; Andy Obermann, Assistant Principal
  • William R. Davie Elementary School: Karen Stephens, Principal; Brittany Head, Assistant Principal
  • William Ellis Middle School: Leigh Walters, Principal; Alanna Kotas, Assistant Principal
Ashley For The Arts
Company Continues Support of Davie Schools

Davie County Schools partnered once more with Ashley for the Arts for the annual Arts Smart Festival held at Davie County High School on May 13.

Representatives from Ashley Furniture Industries presented Davie County Schools Superintendent, Darrin Hartness, and Assistant Superintendent, Jinda Haynes, with a $10,000 donation for the school district.

The Art Smart Festival featured student artists, singers, dancers, musicians and actors from all the Davie County Schools Arts Education Departments. Simultaneous performances were scheduled throughout the afternoon in the large and small gyms, and additional attached classrooms.

In addition to the check presentation, Ashley representatives presented the annual Ashley for the Arts ‘Humanitarian Award’ which was conceptualized to honor the individuals who go above and beyond helping make their school and community a better place. These people are true role models with an infectious attitude that makes those they touch feel better and inspires them to become better human beings. This year, Eddie Greene was presented with this award.

Below is the Selection committee’s write-up for his award:
Eddie Greene is a WAN Engineer within the Technology Department of Davie County Schools. However, his title does not tell the whole story. Eddie’s work ethic is unmatched. He works early mornings, late nights, and weekends to keep technology working in classrooms across the school district. He pays attention to every detail as he works on projects and new construction, and his wiring closets are a high-tech piece of artwork.

“While he goes above and beyond in his IT role, his dedication to supporting the students and staff in the arts is remarkable. He spends countless hours and invests his own personal funds for materials and equipment to design and provide the best sound, lighting, and technical support possible for school productions. With gigantic black curtains, pipes, chains, screens, and technology equipment, he turns the high school gymnasium into a performance space for the Art Smart Festival. He dedicates the same time and attention to support middle school theatre productions. He is always behind the scenes to support arts education, but he wants the spotlight to be on the children and their instructors rather than seeking any recognition himself.”

Ashley for the Arts is a non-profit, family-friendly initiative that provides communities with affordable access to world class art, music and entertainment while supporting a wide range of nonprofits. Conceptualized by Ashley Furniture Industries in 2009, Ashely for the Arts is in Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year in Davie County Schools! We are a family friendly school district with a vision to be the national model in creating educational excellence. Our teachers and staff create unique, innovative and personalized learning experiences throughout the school year. We believe all children can experience academic growth and success, and help each child identify and develop their own talents and leadership skills. This is the last of five successful years outlined in our strategic plan. In 2017-18, we look forward to reengaging our school and community leaders in revisiting our strategic plan and continuing to align our priorities with the future needs of our students and community.

As we reflect on the 2016-17 school year, we have seen much progress toward our vision to be a national model. Our students have made academic gains and have excelled in athletics and extracurricular activities, and our district has been recognized for the innovative approaches to learning. The Mebane Charitable Foundation made their largest investment in history through a $2.5 million, 5-year commitment that will be a collaborative effort between Davie County Schools, Smart Start, and the public/private preschools. The Mebane Foundation will also provide additional supplementary funding for the Read-to-Achieve Summer Camp for at-risk first, second, and third graders who need extra academic support beyond the regular school year. This partnership will be a national model for ensuring early literacy in preschool through third grade. Through this collaboration, improvements in literacy will open doors of opportunity for students, and our community will be on a path to a more competitive and prosperous future.

The Golden LEAF Foundation has also recognized the quality education in our district by partnering with a $200,000 grant to enhance innovative spaces and instruction in STEM and Career and Technical Education at the new Davie County High School. This grant will provide a modern greenhouse with aquaponics, additional commercial equipment for culinary studies, a patient simulator for health and medical courses, specialized technology and lab equipment, and professional development for our teachers. We are thankful for this tremendous support as we work together to ensure our students are prepared for life after high school.

The new Davie County High School is complete and students will begin school at the new campus on August 28, 2017. We are thrilled for our teachers and students who will be working together in a modern teaching and learning environment. We want to thank our community for this significant investment in the future of education. This investment sends a strong message to our students and staff that education in Davie County is a top priority. Thank you Davie County and Go War Eagles!

We have seen new faces as educators retire, and are excited to welcome new teachers, administrators, and staff to our school family. Our teachers are some of the best in America, and I continue to receive comments and emails from parents thanking our teachers who go above and beyond the call for their children. I am extremely proud of our staff!

To provide the absolute best experience for our students and their parents is our priority. If you have concerns, suggestions, or recommendations, please feel free to contact our office at 336-751-5921. Have a fantastic 2017-18 school year as you experience the difference in Davie!
Darrin L. Hartness, Ed. D.
(336) 751-5921  |  davie.k12.nc.us |  220 Cherry St, Mocksville, North Carolina  27028