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Call us at 828-439-4312
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


Burke County Public Schools Digital Teaching and Learning Conference

On August 13​, 2018, Burke County Public Schools will host our ​fifth annual Digital Teaching and Learning Conference. The conference this year will be at Robert L. Patton High School.  



The purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for teachers, media coordinators, instructional support personnel, and administrators to come together to learn, collaborate, and grow in their professional development.  





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. 



District News

  • Burke County Board of Education Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will have a work session on Monday, June 18, 2018, at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held in Conference Room #10 at the ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2018, 12:52 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • DHS students chosen for NC High School Firefighter Challenge Several students from Draughn High School in Valdese were selected to participate in the NC High School Firefighter Challenge June 18-22.  The High School Challenge will be held at ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2018, 6:43 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Patton names Jonathan Browning as football coach Morganton, NC – Wednesday, June 13, 2018   Patton High School Principal Sara LeCroy announces Jonathan Browning is slated to be the Panthers new head football coach. Browning has been an assistant ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2018, 3:50 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Parents learn about dual immersion language program Photo: Jack and David Stockham attended the information session with their parents.Morganton, NC – Thursday, June 7, 2018   Five-year-old David Stockham speaks one language at home, is learning ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 11:33 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Transcript Fee Our Transcript fee is $11.  
    Posted Jun 7, 2018, 6:03 AM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Patton student and pageant winner seeks to help others Patton High School junior Adeline Steele is set to compete in the Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant in June. Adeline has pageant experience as she has been crowned the ...
    Posted May 29, 2018, 11:54 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Will Viggers follows in father's football footsteps By Student News Ambassador Triniti BryantDraughn High School senior Will Viggers began playing football when he was 8 years old. Although he was scared to, his dad wanted him ...
    Posted May 25, 2018, 11:53 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
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This Summer in Photos



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Igniting Learning For A Brighter Future


Summer Internship Opportunities

Applications are open for Summer 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 2018-19 BCPS School Calendar



Burke County Public Schools Child Nutrition Program will operate the Summer Food Service Program at Drexel Elementary School and WA Young Elementary School June 11, 2018 - Aug. 16, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday Thursday.  Children 1 to 18 years of age will eat for free. Sites will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, and Thursday, July 5, 2018. Please contact Burke County Schools Child Nutrition Office at 828-439-4318 for more information.

http://burke.nutrislice.com

Global Immersion Academy

Community meeting Monday, June 18 at 4:30 p.m. at Saint Charles Catholic Church

If you have a child who is entering kindergarten in August or who is age birth to 4, Burke County Schools is holding a community information night to discuss the new dual language immersion program that will be offered at Mountain View Elementary School in August. The community meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 15 at Saint Charles Catholic Church in Morganton. Rising kindergarten students will be eligible for the Global Immersion Academy in August. The academy will teach students English and Spanish starting in kindergarten and continuing through the fifth grade. Interpreting will be provided.

Click Here to Apply in English

en Espanol

Have questions? Here's an FAQ

Read the press release here regarding a recent parent information night.

Burke County Public Schools and Mountain View Elementary School are excited to offer a voluntary, dual language immersion opportunity for rising kindergarten students beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The application (English version) (Spanish version) process for families interested in the Global Immersion Academy is now open and runs through Monday, June 25, 2018. Students will be selected by lottery and families from any district in the school system are eligible to apply. Families outside of the Mountain View district will have to provide their own transportation for their student(s). BCPS is partnering with Participate on this program, which starts with two kindergarten classes, and will continue as the students move up through fifth grade. Fifty percent of the time the students will learn in English and during the other 50 percent of the time, the students will learn in Spanish. Click these links for more information on the Bilingual Brain (Cerebro Bilingue) and Dual Language Immersion (Inmersion Dual). Applications may be dropped off at Burke County Public Schools Central Office at 700 E. Parker Road, Morganton, or mailed to Burke County Public Schools, PO Box 989, Morganton, NC 28680-0989. For questions, contact Principal Charles Williams at charleswilliams@burke.k12.nc.us.



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A Statement from BCPS on School Safety

Students, parents, staff, and community,


We want you to know that Burke County Public Schools is committed to the safety and well being of all students, staff, and visitors on our school campuses and on our buses to and from school. School safety has been forefront in the news lately and especially since the events in Florida on Feb. 14.


Our high school and middle school principals made an announcement to students and staff on Wednesday, Feb. 21 to inform them that ALL threats against the safety of students and staff will be immediately turned over to the police. This means that an arrest will be made for communicating threats followed by an immediate recommendation for expulsion from Burke County Public Schools.


It is our hope in Burke County Public Schools that students understand the seriousness of making inappropriate comments – even jokingly – and it is our hope that the consequences for making threats against other students and staff will be handled quickly and to the full extent of the law.


Read the full statement here.




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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