District News

  • Public Notice Board of Education Planning/Training Session PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Burke County Public Schools Board of Education will hold a Planning/Training Session Monday, May 1, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to ...
    Posted by Bcps Bcps
  • Student readers compete in Battle of the Books Burke County Public Schools recently held Battle of the Books competitions for elementary and middle school. Oak Hill Elementary won the elementary school event held Feb. 28 and East Burke ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2017, 9:09 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Meet our teacher of the year - Lisa Wall, Burke Middle College Watch Lisa Wall's Teacher of the Year Video  Lisa Wall, an English Language Arts teacher at Burke Middle College, has been named the Burke County Public Schools 2017 teacher ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2017, 4:53 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • BCPS launches bully reporting system online               Burke County Public Schools now offers a new way to report bullying. An incident form is available at on our homepage under the “Parent” tab (or Click here to report ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2017, 5:22 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Board of Education Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 1:49 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • BCPS ranks in top 20 percent of best districts in state   Burke County Public Schools ranks 21st on the Niche list of 2017 Best School Districts in North Carolina. The rating comes from k12.niche.com website and is based on ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2017, 8:42 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • FHS student scores perfect on ACT               When Freedom High School junior Jack Swanson received an email in his inbox from ACT informing him that his test score was ready to view, he was understandably anxious. The ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 10:30 AM by Melanie Honeycutt
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Student Transfer Requests

The open enrollment period for student transfer requests runs May 1 through May 31, and the processing fee is $50.00.  After May 31, the processing fee will be $100.00.  

You are required to fill out a student transfer request ONLY if you are requesting enrollment at a school outside of your district.  

If you already have an approved transfer to the school your child currently attends, you are not required to complete a new transfer request UNLESS the student is a fifth grader advancing to a middle school or an eighth grader advancing to a high school outside his or her district.    

The following schools cannot accept transfers:  Forest Hill Elementary, Mountain Crest Elementary, Rutherford College Elementary, Salem Elementary, North Liberty School, Liberty Middle, and Patton High.  Student Transfer Application


Join us for supper at Mountain Crest Elementary School Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. Enrichment activities also will be available between 4 and 4:30 p.m. each day. This new meal program is free to any child ages 3-18 and $3 for adults. 
Click here for April Menu

We are seeking your feedback 
on our strategic plan!

The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a working partnership between the schools and the community to help BCPS students grow into healthy and productive adults by focusing on the whole school, whole community, whole child model, understanding that health and academic success go hand in hand.  Each month SHAC will be bringing you a topic of the month.


March is National Nutrition Month. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity in children more than tripled from 1971 to 2011.. With good reason, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking.

Food Insecurity

13.1 million children lived in food-insecure households in 2015.

More than 1 in 5 kids in the United States don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:

Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
Support healthy eating for everyone.

Children can follow the 5-2-1-0 plan:

5 or more fruits and vegetables

2 hours or less recreational screen time

1 hour or more of physical activity

0 sugary drinks, more water

Daily Intake for children

Aim for 2-3 cups of vegetables each day

1 ½ - 2 cups of fruit per day

5 – 8 oz of grains per day (Age and sex play a factor in how)

4-6 oz of protein per day

2 ½ - 3 cups of dairy per day

Importance of Breakfast:

Increase in grades, concentration, memory, learning, alertness, comprehension, memory, and cognitive function. Decrease in tardiness, behavior issues, and absenteeism.

Gear Up

BCPS Strategic Plan

Burke County Public Schools is encouraging Parents/Guardians and Community Members to complete this brief survey. This survey will not collect your name, email, or location - so please feel free to share your honest anonymous feedback. Your answers will help Burke County Public Schools to develop the district goals and objectives that will be included in our "District Strategic Plan 2022 - A Roadmap for Our Schools and Community."

Parent/Guardian Survey

Community Members Survey