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Yancey County Schools is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina providing education to approximately 
2,400 students through six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and a K-8 alternative program.

MISSION STATEMENT                                                  
The Yancey County Schools strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment to empower all students to achieve their full potential as life-long learners and global citizens.


Press Releases

  • Press Releases and other Items of Special Interest
  • HISTORIC VOTE AT SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING At a special meeting on September 19th, the Yancey County Board of Education made the historic decision to close three of the county’s oldest elementary schools. Having spent the past month reviewing the impact study as presented by Superintendent Tony Tipton on August 22nd, the school board voted unanimously to close and consolidate Bald Creek, Bee Log, and Clearmont Elementary Schools into one single elementary school to be built on the west end of the county. The Resolution as adopted by the Board regarding this action named a projected timeline of closing the schools at the end of the 2017-18 school year (June 2018), and opening the new elementary school with the beginning of the 2018-19 school ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 12:25 PM by Xan Robinson
  • Notice of Special Meeting
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 8:16 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Regular School Board Meeting Update 6th Grade Participation in Middle School Sports At the September 6th school board meeting the board heard from the athletic directors and administrators from both middle schools and the athletic director from the high school about the option for local school boards to allow 6th graders to participate in all middle school sports. In early August the NC State School Board voted to allow individual school systems to decide whether to let 6th graders participate with 7th and 8th graders in all interscholastic sports, except football. Traditionally, only students in 7th through 12th grades in North Carolina public schools were allowed to participate in interscholastic athletics. At the meeting, the three schools provided the school board members with an overview ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 11:49 AM by Xan Robinson
  • School Superintendent Presents Impact Study In Special School Board Meeting      On Monday, August 22, 2016, the Yancey County Board of Education held a special meeting in the auditorium of Mountain Heritage High School to hear the results of an impact study on the possible consolidation of elementary schools in the county.      Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton presented his findings on the study to consider the consolidation of Bald Creek, Bee Log, and Clearmont Elementary Schools into one single new elementary school on the west end of the county as well as a study to consider the consolidation of Micaville and South Toe Elementary Schools into one single new elementary school on the east end of the county.      Presenting to the school board and less than twenty members of the public, Dr ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 9:41 AM by Xan Robinson
  • New School Year Brings New Preschools to Yancey County Schools!      On Friday, August 19th, Yancey County School Board and Administrators met with preschool school administrators, staff, and representatives of Woodmen Life Insurance Society to tour the two new preschool locations and celebrate this momentous occasion for Yancey County Schools.      Bald Creek Elementary “Lil Eagles” Preschool is housed in the former Bald Creek Region D Building on Pleasant Valley Hill Road, near Bald Creek Elementary School. Extensive improvements and remodeling have been completed over the past year in preparation for the opening of the new preschool. Teacher LynnAnn Hilemon and Teacher Assistant Tyler McIntosh welcome all new “Lil Eagles” who began staggered enrollment on August 24th. Principal Sherry Robinson stated, “We are excited about this opportunity in our community through Yancey ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2016, 10:53 AM by Xan Robinson
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