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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 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

  • Patton, Liberty artists recognized for talents  By Student News Ambassador Robin Heeralall   Morganton, NC – Tuesday, April 17, 2018   The Asheville Museum of Art has recognized students from Patton High School and Liberty Middle School with Regional ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:10 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burke middle school students qualify for Duke Gifted Program Four middle schools students from Burke County Public Schools have been invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search. The students are Karsen ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:06 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Student baristas learn work skills By Student News Ambassador Natalie Ollis   Libra Deaton’s class at North Liberty is running a coffee shop for the teachers and faculty. Thanks to a donation from Jimmy Warlick ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:00 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burke principals complete leadership program   The following principals recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 6:56 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Heritage Destination Imagination team places 2nd in state By Student News Ambassador Garrett Moore   Morganton, NC – Monday, March 26, 2018   Heritage Middle School’s Destination Imagination team finished second in the state in a recent competition. Destination Imagination ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2018, 12:03 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • The Burke County Board of Education Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday, March 26, 2018, at 6 pm in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill Resource Center, 509 West Concord ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2018, 12:04 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • The Burke County Board of Education Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held in Conference Room #10 at the Olive Hill Resource ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2018, 10:44 AM by Melanie Honeycutt
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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.

Click to view the 2017-18 BCPS School Calendar



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.

    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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