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About Us

Welcome to Burke County Public Schools! We are glad you are here. 
We are a school district located in western North Carolina and made up of around 12,000 students; 1,500 staff; and 27 schools.

Burke County Public Schools’ All-in Promise cultivates genuine relationships between students, staff, parents/caregivers, and the community. Our All-in Promise is to recognize the contributions of all, implement exemplary learning opportunities for all, support well-being for all, and strengthen all school and community partnerships.

We believe all students have a bright future and will make positive contributions to the community throughout their career journeys. While each student’s path is unique, it is our responsibility to equip them with the educational tools they need to make their dreams come true. The Burke County Public Schools’ All-in Promise is our commitment to all students to continuously improve school experiences by putting people first, offering Academic Opportunities For All (Goal 1), supporting All-around Well-being (Goal 2) and All Schools Connected to the Community (Goal 3). Thank you for partnering with us for the successful future of Burke County.

From Pre-K to Graduation, we have programs for all age groups and interests. 
Our programs include:

  • STEPS Academy Pre-K
  • Bilingual Pre-K
  • Global Immersion Dual Language
  • STEM and Robotics
  • Archery
  • Career and Technical Education
  • AP
  • CCP
  • Athletics
  • Academic Competitions 
  • Art, Band and Chorus

Our Mission: Burke County Public Schools will educate all learners, nurture their potential and empower them to be contributing members of our community.

Our Vision:  Burke County Public Schools will be a model of exemplary education by inspiring all students to be life-long learners who will contribute to our community.