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Open House: Sunday, July 31st.  First Day of School: Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

2016-2017 Back to School News!

Open House: Sunday, July 31, 2016
Primary & Elementary (2:00-4:00)
Middle & High (3:00-5:00)

1st Day of School: Wednesday, August 3

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BES 5th grade teacher, Whitney Smith, named the 2016 District Teacher of the Year!
BCHS Beta Club received the Golden Key award for a 10% growth at the State Beta Convention and was also recognized as a National Beta School of Distinction for the second year in a row.
Annual School Mascot Race & United Way Night
First Lady Hug, April 7, 2016 - BCMS was the first stop on the First Lady's American Garden Tour.
First Lady Michelle Obama, School Nutrition Director Donna Martin, and 'The Today Show' News Anchor Al Roker, talk to students before helping plant a garden at BCMS.

Burke County Mission & Vision

The mission of the Burke County School System is to ensure that all students will graduate with the necessary skills to function successfully in a global society.
Burke County Schools will exemplify a quality system that is respected for high standards, outstanding performance, and excellence in student achievement.

Upcoming Events

Open House
Date: 7/31/2016
Open House for WPS, BES, SGA
Date: 7/31/2016, 2 PM 4 PM
Location: BCPS Primary and Elementary Schools
Open House for BCMS, BCHS, BCAS/LC
Date: 7/31/2016, 3 PM 5 PM
Location: BCPS Middle and High Schools
Superintendent's Cabinet Meeting
Date: 8/1/2016, 8:15 AM
Location: Central Office

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Click above to view and provide feedback on the following Federal Programs' documents:
CLIP, Homeless Policy, Equity Plan, District Parent Involvement Policy

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BCPS At A Glance

  • 4% Higher Graduation Rate Than State Average For 3 Consecutive Years
  • 71% Of Teachers Hold Graduate Level Degrees
  • 19 Average Class Size, Pre-K Through 8
  • $91 K Amount Received In Merit Scholarships By Class of 2015
  • 8 Consecutive Years In State Football Playoffs
  • 100% Of Classrooms Have Wi-Fi Capability
  • 5 SACS Accredited School
  • 4400 Students
  • 292 Graduates In Class of 2015