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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 County Board of Education Meeting Public Notice:  The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  The meeting will be held in the Auditorium at Patton High ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2018, 12:57 PM by Bcps Bcps
  • Burke County Board of Education Meeting Public Notice:  The Burke County Board of Educationwill meet on    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM.The Agenda is below
    Posted Jan 12, 2018, 12:00 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Teacher starts nonprofit to give kids beds                      Heritage Middle School teacher Tim Barnsback has founded a nonprofit organization to give homeless students beds. He said becoming aware of the growing numbers of homeless young people prompted him ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2018, 7:09 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • 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 Dec 12, 2017, 5:28 AM 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, 3:59 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, 2:05 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, 8:24 AM by Melanie Honeycutt
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Calendar Notice

Reminder - Monday, Jan. 22 and Tuesday, Jan. 23 are regular school days and not teacher workdays. In addition, the Feb. 19 scheduled teacher workday is now a regular school day. 

Click here for a revised 2017-18 BCPS School Calendar


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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