Welcome to Estes Elementary. We look forward to having your child attend Estes. We hope this section of our website will help you navigate the Registration process. Please make sure you check each section for information and paperwork necessary for registration.

In the 2023-24 School Year, Estes Elementary will start the third year as a Leader in Me School. The Leader in Me, is currently being used in 1,998 schools across the globe. Estes is the first school in the Asheville Buncombe County area to become a Leader in Me model school.

The Leader in Me is an approach to developing a culture of leadership in our school and is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Founded on internationally recognized and universal principles, The Leader in Me model emphasizes skills that students need in order to be successful in an ever changing society.

Developing a culture of leadership in our school is about helping students be the leaders of their own lives. The Leader in Me helps them identify their own unique talents and abilities and encourages them to make a positive difference in the world.

We hope you will join with us in embracing the changes that we are making at Estes. This past year, staff and students have been hard at work implementing The Leader in Me in our school. Thank you for your help in making enrollment a smooth process and we look forward to having your child attend school at Estes.

If you have any questions about enrollment, please contact Donna Upright, Information Specialist, at

Jay Dale