Hunter School is a Title 1 school serving approximately 485 children from Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. Its population is 98.7% economically-disadvantaged. The demographic breakdown of the student population is 98% minority represented by 50% Hispanic, 48% African American and 2 % Other. Currently the school serves 180 Non-English Speakers.
St. John’s is a partner with the Hunter Elementary School. Most of our work is providing supplies and equipment, as well as “Teacher Appreciation.”
The following areas are available for working with Hunter School:
Opportunities for Service at Hunter School
Hunter Elementary School is located across the street from St. John’s. Volunteers are welcome to assist in a variety of ways, such as being a lunch buddy, tutoring, and helping, as needed, in classrooms and the Media Center. Each fall, school supplies are collected at the Church and donated to the students. Gifts are provided for several families every Christmas. Additional assistance is offered in emergency situations throughout the year. Last year a grant from the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church funded an after school tutoring program to help students.