Vacancy Announcement
Superintendent of Schools

Elkin City Schools
Elkin, NC

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The Elkin City Board of Education is seeking applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Located in the foothill region of North Carolina in Surry County, the Elkin City Schools has 1,200 students served by an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. The school system has approximately 217 employees and operates on a budget of approximately 14 million dollars. To learn more about the Elkin City Schools, please visit the school system’s website at www.elkin.k12.nc.us


  • A doctorate degree or progress toward a doctorate degree is preferred.
  • Hold or be qualified to hold a superintendent license in North Carolina;
  • Demonstrate ability and success in the following:  visionary educational leadership; curriculum and instruction; goal setting and monitoring achievement; fostering community and intergovernmental partnerships; administration and organization of short-term and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, personnel, and facility management; strong communication and effective team-building skills; procuring additional funding; visibility and involvement in community activities; leadership in maintaining safe and orderly school environments;  planning and funding of school facilities; and decision making, delegation, and follow-through.
  • A general and broad knowledge of all areas of school system operations.

Candidates should be prepared to take office not later than January 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

You may request an application form by email to fjohnson@ncschoolatty.com or by telephone at (336) 786 – 2401.

All inquiries, applications and supporting documents are to be directed to Fredrick G. Johnson, attorney for the Elkin City Schools. Applicants are requested not to contact individual members of the Board of Education. Each application is confidential and will be reviewed by the Elkin City Board of Education.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, July 15, 2016 and should be mailed/delivered to one of the following addresses:

Fredrick G. Johnson
Faw, Folger & Johnson, P.C.
P.O. Drawer 512
Mount Airy, NC 27030


Fredrick G. Johnson
Faw, Folger & Johnson, P.C
619 North Main Street
Mount Airy, NC  27030 

Telephone:   (336) 786 – 2401

The Elkin City Board of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability, and accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities.


Elkin High School
Silver Medal Award

Elkin High School has been recognized as a Silver Medal award winner in the latest edition of The U.S. News and Record national report on the Best High Schools in America.   National and state rankings for this report include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Elkin High is ranked 36th within North Carolina and has a national ranking of 2,104. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.  With the exclusion of charter schools, early colleges and magnet schools, Elkin High School’s rank moves to #14 compared to the 608 high schools in North Carolina.  To produce the 2016 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News & World Report teamed with North Carolina-based RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm.

The rankings were based on two key principles: 1) that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and 2) that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.

In the 2016 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, there are 29 North Carolina schools with silver medals and 109 with bronze medals. Fifteen schools in North Carolina earned gold medals.  Of the 29 schools with silver medals, Elkin High School is the 14th highest ranked traditional public high school in northwest North Carolina and is only 1 of 3 traditional public high schools in western North Carolina (excluding charters, magnet schools, early colleges, private schools, etc) to receive a Top 40 statewide ranking and earn the Silver Medal.  Only East Surry High School (#39) and Mount Airy High School (#40) earned silver recognitions as a traditional high school from western North Carolina.

Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe stated that he is very proud of Elkin High School for being the highest ranked school in the western North Carolina region for two consecutive years. “Our staff is totally dedicated to educating every child and helping each one to reach his/her academic and career goals,” according to Dr. Bledsoe.  Elkin High School Principal Joel Hoyle stated that he was very proud of this recognition for Elkin High School and this is a testament to the students, staff, and the community. He credits the extraordinary staff at Elkin High School for providing exceptional learning opportunities for each student.

As a Pre-K through Grade 12 STEAM infused educational system, all teachers in the Elkin City Schools district are to be commended for this most recent honor.  The preparation of high school students begins in the elementary school, continues through our middle school and is further enhanced by numerous opportunities provided through our various academic programs.  Every school day students are engage in meaningful lessons and activities that reinforce the objectives taught in the classroom. Our system wide mission is to provide every child with staff members who nurture, support, inspire, encourage and deliver quality instruction.  The accomplishment of our mission is reflected in this most prestigious honor as a Best High Schools Silver Medal recipient.


Elkin City Schools

202 West Spring Street
Elkin, NC 28621