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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

You don’t want to miss the Fall 2017 edition of the Burke County School & Family Magazine. It features 13 of our schools and a cover story about a unique opportunity every fourth grader in the county has to travel back in time to Revolutionary War days. Click this link https://joom.ag/Aj7L 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 Principal of the Year and Burke County Public Schools being named in the top 25 percent of school districts in the state, plus meet 10 high school students who are working as school public relations interns. 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.

Click here for the Summer 2017 edition of Burke School & Family Magazine

Click here for the April 2017 edition of Burke County School & Family Magazine

District News

  • Burke Middle College’s Lisa Wall named Regional Teacher of the Year   Burke County Public Schools’ teacher of the year, Lisa Wall, has been named the Northwest Region / District 7 Teacher of the Year. North Carolina’s current Teacher of the Year ...
    Posted by Cheryl Shuffler
  • The Burke County Board of Education Public Notice The Burke County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Monday December 11, 2017 at 6pm in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill Resource Center ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2017, 6:59 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Burke County Schools to improve outdoor activity spaces 15 schools to benefit from Healthy Places NC grant               Fifteen schools in the Burke County Public Schools district will receive funding to add or update outdoor activity spaces for student ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2017, 5:05 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • The Burke County Board of Education The Burke County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Thursday, December 7, 2017 to tour Rutherford College and Valdese Elementary Schools. The Board will begin at ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2017, 11:24 AM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Board of Education Public Notice There will be a Community Meeting/Public Hearing regarding Rutherford College Elementary School.  The meeting will be held Monday December 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Rutherford College Elementary ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2017, 3:19 PM by Bcps Bcps
  • Burke County Board of Education Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday December 4, 2017 at 5pm.  The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill room at the Olive Hill Resource ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2017, 2:57 PM by Bcps Bcps
  • Accentuate the Positive Briefs for the week of Nov. 27 Budding artist receives exclusive training A Draughn High School student is getting help honing his art skills and learning soft skills along the way. Jalen K., a junior, was accepted ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2017, 11:39 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
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Congratulations to Mrs. Lisa Wall,
Burke County's Teacher of the Year &
Northwest Region/District 7 Teacher of the Year!

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.

(Calendars also can be found under the "Parents" tab.
The 2018-19 School Year Calendar is now available. )


Rutherford College Documents

Burke County Public Schools (BCPS) is accepting proposals for furniture in accordance with specifications set forth herein. Sealed proposals will be received no later than 2:00 PM, Monday, December 18, 2017 in order to be accepted. Proposals received after the specified time will not be considered. Proposals must be plainly marked on the outside of the envelope SEALED BID: RFP 1030, FURNITURE and mailed to "Burke County Public Schools, P.O. Drawer 989, Morganton, NC 28680-0989" to the attention of Chris Lambert or delivered to "Burke County Public Schools, 412 Kirksey Drive, Morganton, NC 28655" to the attention of Chris Lambert. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS OF BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

Burke County Public Schools Bid Advertisement

Project: Roof Replacement and Repairs at Oak Hill Elementary School

for Burke County Public Schools, North Carolina


Bid Opening Time: 1:30PM on December 12, 2017

Place: BCPS Facilities Services Office

412 Kirksey Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

Mandatory Pre-bid Conference: 9:00AM on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Watch this latest video of the new Mountain View Elementary School construction site brought to us by STEAM instructor Wayne Whaley and his drone.

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