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Our Central Office is located at 700 E. Parker Road, Morganton, NC 
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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

District News

  • McMahon named BCPS Principal of the Year     W. A. Young Elementary School Principal Christie McMahon is the 2018 Burke County Public Schools Principal of the Year. McMahon is in her second year as principal at W.A ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2018, 6:14 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burke County Board of Education The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday, October 1, 2018, at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2018, 2:03 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Burke County Board of Education Public Notice The Burke County Board of Education will have a work session on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held in Conference Room #10 at the ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:32 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Supper program transitions to Mountain View  Morganton, NC – Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 Mountain View Elementary School’s cafeteria will soon ring the bell for three meals a day. Burke County Public Schools and Chartwells has moved ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2018, 6:54 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • BCPS ranks No. 14 on list of best districts in state   A national platform for researching schools, neighborhoods and companies has ranked Burke County Public Schools 14th on its list of best school districts in North Carolina. Niche.com released ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2018, 1:48 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • More than a third of schools earn As and Bs in NC Accountability Reporting More than a third of North Carolina’s 2,537 public schools earned As and Bs for 2017-18 under the state’s annual School Performance Grade accountability measurement, with ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2018, 2:06 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burke County Board of Education Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2018, 9:50 AM by Melanie Honeycutt
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You don’t want to miss the Spring 2018 edition of the Burke County School & Family Magazine. It serves as our annual report and is full of useful information about BCPS. 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. 

The 2018-19 BCPS School Calendar


Click the on the Chartwells icon below for menu information. 
Please contact Burke County Schools Child Nutrition Office at 828-439-4318 for more information.


Eat Well After the Bell

Serving times are 3 - 6 p.m. and enrichment activities take place between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. each school day. 

Complete your online Meal Application here.

The Health-e-Schools Telemedicine Program would like to welcome students back to school! Parents, if your child is sick, he or she can be seen by a medical provider while they are at school.  You could stay at work and if your student is not contagious, he or she can stay at school! Each student must be enrolled in the program to use these services. Enrollment forms were sent home with each student. Additional forms are available at your school nurse’s office or at www.health-e-schools.com where you can fill one out online. Let them help you make this school year a happy and HEALTHY one! If you would like more information, please contact your school nurse or email  APPTS@CRHI.ORG

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BCPS is Igniting Learning for a Brighter Future

Powder Puff Football Games

East Burke and Draughn high schools will face off in a Powder Puff football game at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Draughn. Freedom and Patton's Powder Puff football game is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Patton. The schools' Anchor Clubs sponsor the event. Admission is $2 plus two cans of food. The East Burke/Draughn game benefits East Burke Christian Ministries and the Freedom/Patton game benefits Burke United Christian Ministries. 


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