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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

District News

  • Burke County Board of Education The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday, October 1, 2018, at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2018, 2:03 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Burke County Board of Education Public Notice The Burke County Board of Education will have a work session on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held in Conference Room #10 at the ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:32 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Supper program transitions to Mountain View  Morganton, NC – Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 Mountain View Elementary School’s cafeteria will soon ring the bell for three meals a day. Burke County Public Schools and Chartwells has moved ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2018, 6:54 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • BCPS ranks No. 14 on list of best districts in state   A national platform for researching schools, neighborhoods and companies has ranked Burke County Public Schools 14th on its list of best school districts in North Carolina. Niche.com released ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2018, 1:48 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • More than a third of schools earn As and Bs in NC Accountability Reporting More than a third of North Carolina’s 2,537 public schools earned As and Bs for 2017-18 under the state’s annual School Performance Grade accountability measurement, with ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2018, 2:06 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burke County Board of Education Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2018, 9:50 AM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Smart helmets alert staff to hard hits on the gridiron   Morganton, NC – Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018   As Burke County high school football teams prepare for the upcoming season, coaches and trainers are using new technology to get inside players’ heads ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2018, 12:52 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
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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. 

Attention parents: Burke County Public Schools Transportation Department is working with local Emergency Management officials on surveying road conditions. At this time, due to localized flooding, the following roads or portions of these roads are closed around the county: Watershed, Bost at Spainhour, Lost Corner, Jeeter Carswell and Byrd. A tree is down on NC 181 and has caused a power outage at Oak Hill Elementary School. Crews are on site to remove the tree and restore power. Our students are safe in our schools and the forecast calls for the rain to subside shortly after 2 p.m. today. Due to detours related to some of the road closures, some of our buses may be delayed as they will have to take alternate routes. Please know that like you, Burke County Public Schools has the safety and wellbeing of all of ours students in mind. As always parents can use their own discretion regarding students' presence at school.

The 2018-19 BCPS School Calendar


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Please contact Burke County Schools Child Nutrition Office at 828-439-4318 for more information.


Eat Well After the Bell

Serving times are 3 - 6 p.m. and enrichment activities take place between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. each school day. 

Complete your online Meal Application here.

The Health-e-Schools Telemedicine Program would like to welcome students back to school! Parents, if your child is sick, he or she can be seen by a medical provider while they are at school.  You could stay at work and if your student is not contagious, he or she can stay at school! Each student must be enrolled in the program to use these services. Enrollment forms were sent home with each student. Additional forms are available at your school nurse’s office or at www.health-e-schools.com where you can fill one out online. Let them help you make this school year a happy and HEALTHY one! If you would like more information, please contact your school nurse or email  APPTS@CRHI.ORG