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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

  • The Burke County Board of Education Public Notice:  Due to the potential inclement weather forecast --The Burke County Board of Education Regular Meeting scheduled for    Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM has been rescheduled ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2018, 11:44 AM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Reading specialist receives grant for flexible seating    Drexel Elementary School reading specialist Suzanne Jensen received a $1,000 grant for flexible classroom seating from the Betsy and Fred Cranford Endowment through the Alpha Nu Chapter of the ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2018, 1:06 PM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burke County Board of Education Public Notice The regular Burke County Board of Education work session has been amended to a special called meeting on Monday, December 3, 2018, at 6 pm.  There will be an election ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2018, 12:48 PM by Melanie Honeycutt
  • Quick actions of student, staff save heart attack victim’s life at school   Morganton, NC – Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018   This Thanksgiving season when retired Burke County Public Schools teacher Johnny Childers counts his blessings, a student and staff members at East Burke Middle ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2018, 7:39 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burns elected to state School Board Association   Morganton, NC – Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018   Burke County Board of Education Chair Randy Burns was elected to the North Carolina School Board Association Board of Directors on Monday, Nov. 12 ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 9:14 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Burke Board of Education receives leadership award Photo by John S. Payne: School board members are, first row from left, Sam Wilkinson, Edna Weller, Don Hemstreet, Vice Chair Buddy Armour; second row from left, Seth P. Hunt ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2018, 8:06 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
  • The Burke County Board of Education Special Called Meeting The Burke County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Monday, November 12 at 10:45 am to discuss and possibly take action on, matters covered by ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2018, 5:05 AM by Melanie Honeycutt
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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. 


The 2018-19 BCPS School Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 20 is now a full day for students to make up hours missed to snow days. 

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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

This Week in Photos

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BCPS is Igniting Learning for a Brighter Future

Internship Opportunities

We are excited to announce several new paid and unpaid internship opportunities for high school juniors and seniors for the upcoming spring 2019 semester. Visit this link for a list of openings. Contact your school counselor or career development coordinator.




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