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Mission Statement

The mission of Burke County Public Schools is to educate diverse learners, nurture their potentials, and empower them to be competitive, successful, and productive citizens.

Vision Statement 

BCPS, a world-class model of exemplary education, inspires students to be life-long learners who can compete successfully on the global stage and contribute to their community as productive citizens

You don’t want to miss the Winter 2018 edition of the Burke County School & Family Magazine. It features seven of our schools and a cover story about a traveling teaching kitchen. Click this link to access the digital version of this latest issue and look for the print version at your child’s school or the Burke County Chamber of Commerce or BDI office soon. Inside the full-color magazine you’ll find stories about our Regional Teacher of the Year Lisa Wall, ways students are giving back to the community and a Healthy Places NC grant 15 of our schools are receiving. If you or someone you know would like to advertise in this special magazine that accentuates the positive ways our students, staff, schools and district are igniting learning for a brighter future, email advertising@efpages.com.

District News

  • Burke County Board of Education Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday February 19, 2018 at 6pm.  The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill Resource ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 2:17 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Table Rock student wins essay contest Eighth-grade Table Rock Middle School student Gracie S. won the local, district and state levels of the Patriot Pen essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 8:51 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Who isn’t a sucker for Valentine's Day? By Triniti Bryant, Student News Ambassador, Draughn High SchoolFor the past 10 years, the goal of Draughn High School's International Club has been getting involved with the school ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 8:38 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • George Hildebrand students wins heART poster contest Alana W., a fourth-grader at George Hildebrand Elementary School, is the first-place winner in the American Heart Association’s HeART Poster Contest, sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System Blue ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2018, 8:18 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burke County Board of Education Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday February 12, 2018 at 6pm.  The meeting will be held in conference room #10 at the Olive Hill Resource Center ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 11:36 AM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Biomedical engineering lesson has students saying “Wow, this is so cool!” By Student News Ambassador Natalie Ollis, Burke Middle College The STEAM Academy’s unit for this semester, biomedical engineering, teaches students how medical technology helps people in the world today ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2018, 5:58 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Three BCPS schools excel at breakfast challenge No Hungry Kids NC to honor Heritage, Patton and Draughn   Heritage Middle School, Patton High School and Draughn High School are top performing schools in the No Hungry Kids NC ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2018, 9:11 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
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Student Internship Opportunities 
Applications are open for Spring 2018 Internship placements. Please complete this application or see the Career Development Coordinator or Counselors in your high school. Upon completion of your application, someone will contact you for interview selection.


    The Burke County Board of Education is considering proposed changes to school district lines and student reassignments for the 2018-19 school year. Student reassignment is necessary due to:
  • The opening of Mountain View Elementary School  

  • The closing of Chesterfield Elementary School

  • Overcrowding at Hillcrest Elementary School, Forest Hill Elementary School and Patton High School

  • Feeder patterns that split elementary school students from their peers as they move to middle and high school

    If your address falls within a boundary line under review, you will receive a notice from BCPS in the mail. More information is available in the links below.

Watch this latest video of the new Mountain View Elementary School construction site brought to us by Steven Cooke and his drone.

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