About Us

Mission:  United as a team, we endeavor to grow and nurture engaged learners who will demonstrate their personal best both in and out of the HIVE.
C= Cultivating, E= Engaged, L= Learners, E= Exploring, S= S.T.E.A.M., T= Together, E= Everyday

Core Values:

  • Every child is entitled to a rigorous and meaningful education.
  • Every child, no matter their demographic or socio/economic background, has value and can learn.
  • Learning is a lifelong process and as educators, we learn and implement best practices to meet the needs of all students.
  • Every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment in order for their learning to flourish.

Vision:  Educating and Nurturing Future Contributors of our Society
Yearlong Theme: ONE TEAM–ONE DREAM


War Cry: “We are Celeste Hornets, mighty and strong! United as one TEAM, with one DREAM– doing our personal best all day long!”

School Demographics: Celeste Henkel serves 580 students. Of the students currently enrolled, 78% are Caucasian; 12.5% African- American; 6.11% Hispanic; 2.97% Asian; .33% other.

Program Offerings: Celeste Henkel Elementary offers various educational programs to assist our students in meeting their academic and emotional needs. All students attend Art, Music, Physical Education, Guidance, and Technology classes. Our primary focus is to provide engaging and meaningful learning experiences enabling each student to achieve mastery. Learning is differentiated to both challenge and meet students' learning needs. Our school has several intervention rooms where students receive research and results-based interventions to help close gaps. We also offer iReady, Phonics for Reading, Bridges Math Interventions, and Letterland K-3.
Additionally, our school offers an assortment of clubs to nurture leadership, build collaboration and problem-solving, highlight talent in the arts, and prepare students for future career opportunities.  Three of our school clubs brought home distinctions during the 2020-21 school year. The Battle of the Books team earned third place in the district competition held in March. The Robotics Teams competed on the district level and earned five recognitions. And lastly, the Celeste Odyssey of the Mind Team placed first in the state and fifth in the World Odyssey of the Mind Competition held in Orlando, Fl this June. During the 2021-22 school year, we plan to expand our club offerings. More details to come soon!

History of Celeste Henkel Elementary
School Improvement Plan:       Celeste SIP

Contact Information:
Celeste Henkel Elementary
1503 Old Mountain Rd., Statesville, NC 28677
Telephone: 704-873-7333 
Frank Saraco [Principal]

Results: Celeste Henkel School Report Card