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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 Winter 2018 edition of the Burke County School & Family Magazine. It features seven of our schools and a cover story about a traveling teaching kitchen. 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. Inside the full-color magazine you’ll find stories about our Regional Teacher of the Year Lisa Wall, ways students are giving back to the community and a Healthy Places NC grant 15 of our schools are receiving. If you or someone you know would like to advertise in this special magazine that accentuates the positive ways our students, staff, schools and district are igniting learning for a brighter future, email advertising@efpages.com.

District News

  • 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
  • Freedom names Luke Little as football coach   Morganton, NC – Tuesday, March 13, 2018   Freedom High School Principal Felicia Simmons announces Luke Little is slated to be the Patriots new head football coach. Little has 17 years of ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2018, 7:11 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Freedom High School finished 1st place in Catawba Valley Quiz Bowl League Spring Competition Freedom A Team: Brandon W., Will K., Jack S., and Randy W.  The Catawba Valley Quiz Bowl League held its spring final round of competition in Lincolnton on March 5 ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2018, 7:14 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • It Takes Heart By Triniti Bryant, Draughn High School Student News AmbassadorHeritage Middle School students replayed games from their past and raised money for a good cause during a recent P.E ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2018, 1:25 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Local law enforcement, school officials meet for roundtable discussion School safety the main topic of conversation   Morganton, NC – Friday, Feb. 23, 2018   In the aftermath of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida and the subsequent concerns regarding the ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2018, 3:36 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burke County Board of Education Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will meet on Monday February 19, 2018 at 6pm.  The meeting will be held in the Olive Hill Room at the Olive Hill Resource ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 2:17 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Table Rock student wins essay contest Eighth-grade Table Rock Middle School student Gracie S. won the local, district and state levels of the Patriot Pen essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 8:51 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
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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.

    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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