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Welcome to Yancey County Schools

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
  • Yancey County Schools with a Top Ten in the State Award for the High School Graduation Rate           On October 3rd State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson presented Yancey County Schools with a Top Ten in the State Award for the high school graduation rate at a banquet in Raleigh. It marks the first time in Yancey County Schools’ history that the graduation rate has been recognized for such an accomplishment. The 2014 graduation rate at Mountain Heritage High School was at 92.1% which has steadily increased over the past few years. 4 Year Graduation Cohort Rates Percentages2007-2008 75.1%2008-2009 80.6%2009-2010 77.2%2010-2011 78.2%2011-2012 82.3%2012-2013 82.7%2013-2014 92.1 % Yancey County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton stated, “Our schools from kindergarten ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2014, 10:51 AM by Kay Ball
  • Yancey Schools Receive $600,000 Grant Yancey County Schools received word last week that it will receive approximately $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to support on-going efforts to improve student achievement, address dropout prevention, and improve college access. The seven-year grant will be awarded in partnership with Appalachian State University to implement strategies that lead to graduation and ultimately increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Specifically, the funding will help support and expand GEAR UP, standing for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. This new funding ensures the program will be in place in Yancey County Schools until the 2020-2021 school year. The grant is also potentially renewable ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2014, 11:34 AM by YCS Webpage
  • Eighty-five Percent of YCS Third Graders Meet Reading Proficiency Standards Eighty-five percent (84.7 percent or 155 students) of Yancey County Schools third grade students met the reading proficiency standards under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve program according to the Improve K-3 Literacy Accountability Measures Comprehensive Plan for Reading Achievement report. In comparison, seventy-nine percent (79.2 percent or 91,919 students) of North Carolina public school third grade students met those proficiency standards. The State Board of Education members received the report at their meeting in Charlotte on Thursday. These third graders demonstrated reading proficiency through one of the following options:passing the Beginning-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading assessment;passing the End-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading assessment;passing the ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2014, 11:31 AM by YCS Webpage
  • Yancey Schools Awarded $1.3 Million for After School Programming Yancey County Schools was recently notified that it had been awarded a four-year $1,360,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This funding will provide free afterschool programming at all eight district elementary and middle schools. The grant also allows for free summer programs. The 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant will build upon the experience gained in a previous four-year afterschool grant that ran at Burnsville, Micaville, and South Toe, East Yancey and Cane River schools. Bald Creek, Bee Log, and Clearmont Elementary schools are additional sites for this new four-year cycle.The purpose of 21st CCLC program is to provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 11:34 AM by Kay Ball
  • Parent Portal System for Yancey County Schools This year Yancey County Schools, will be opening the NC HOME BASE/PowerSchool Parent Portal. This state-wide student information system was first implemented in the 2013-14 school year for teachers and administrators. The second phase of implementation now opens up both the parent and student portals for use this year. Access to the Parent Portal will allow parents to gain helpful information on their child’s attendance, current grades, and other valuable resources. The portal is a “single sign-on” meaning that families with multiple children in Yancey County Schools can link all students to the one username and password set up by the parent(s). The system will go live on September 5th for all Yancey County ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 11:14 AM by Kay Ball
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