Mitchell High School is located in the northern mountains of Western North Carolina.  It is a comprehensive high school serving approximately 500 students, grades nine through twelve.  Mitchell High is situated in the center of Mitchell County, population approximately 15,000, between the towns of Spruce Pine and Bakersville. 
More than 108 courses in 11 departments are offered, along with honors courses in English, math, science, social studies, Spanish, and CTE courses.Science, and Advanced Placement courses in English, Calculus, Spanish, Environmental Science, and United States History.  Mitchell High is on a block schedule of four classes per day for 90 minutes each.  Students have the potential to complete eight credits per year.  The school year is divided into two semesters with two nine-week grading periods each.
Mitchell High School is accredited by both the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction and Southern Association of Schools.
Mission Statement 
The mission of Mitchell High School is to provide each student with a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning.  The Mitchell High School staff joins the parents and community to assist students in developing skills to become independent and self-sufficient adults who will succeed and contribute in a global community. 


We are very excited to announce that Mitchell High School Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, online forms, and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.


You will be able to review your information once per school year to verify the information is current and sign the forms.


Click on the Parent Playbook (attached) to get started in FinalForms. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”.


We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms.  Please register at –   -- now and electronically complete ALL forms!


Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at Mitchell High School.


Mitchell CTE

Mitchell High Awarded Blue Ridge National Heritage Grant
Mitchell High has been awarded an $18,000 Blue Ridge National Heritage Area grant to support the creation of a working educational farm on the high school campus   To learn more about the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, please visit their website at

Mitchell County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the website or if you are unable to access a page or document on the website, you may contact the Technology Department via email at or by phone at 828-766-3444.