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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 The Burke County Board of Education will have a work session on Monday November 27, 2017 at 5pm.  The meeting will be held in conference room #10 at the Olive ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2017, 5:39 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge introduces 5-2-1-0 to schools Do you want to help fight childhood obesity? Take the pledge and join the 5-2-1-0 League! Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge and Burke County Public School are ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2017, 7:14 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Continental Science Fair winners announced   Can water float on water? Do different liquids affect plant growth? How does exercise change your blood pressure and heart rate? Burke County Public Schools middle school students answered these ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 3:09 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Student offers thoughts on Governor's Page Program Hi, my name is Emma Johnson and I am a Student News Ambassador for Burke County Public Schools.  I wanted to share my experience as a Governor’s Page in ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 3:01 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Traveling teaching kitchen driving healthy changes in kids arrives at Heritage Middle School Innovative food education shows positive outcomes after chefs and students make meals togetherElly, a mobile teaching kitchen traveling across America, is coming to Burke County Public Schools Nov. 14 ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 12:27 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burke CTE students rank 7th in the state            A high percentage of Burke County Public Schools students enrolled in a Career and Technical Education course go on to earn a credential in that class. A recent ranking released ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 1:25 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • BMC celebrates Fall Fest at WPCC By Natalie Ollis, Burke Middle School student             Western Piedmont Community College and Burke Middle College students come together every year for a huge event called Fall Fest. It is a ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 3:13 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
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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. 

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