Special Announcements

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
  • Three Yancey County Schools are North Carolina Title I ‘Reward Schools Three Yancey County Schools are North Carolina Title I ‘Reward Schools        Three Yancey County Schools are among only 78 other schools from around the state that have been recognized as Title I Reward Schools for High Performance for 2014-15, based on results from 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years according to the NC Department of Public Instruction.   These three schools are South Toe Elementary, Micaville Elementary, and Bald Creek Elementary. By Title I standards, a “High Performance” school has the highest absolute performance over a number of years for all subgroups, including the “all students” group, on statewide assessments.   Based on these standards, Bald Creek Elementary School has qualified to apply to represent North Carolina in the National ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2014, 6:02 AM by Kay Ball
  • Mountain Scaritage Friday Night Football Mountain Scaritage Friday Night Football Don’t miss out. The Mountain Heritage Varsity Cougars will take on the Avery Vikings at 6:30pm on October 31st at E.L.Briggs Stadium. In the spirit of the season, Mountain Heritage High School, along with local businesses and community groups, will be hosting the first annual Mountain Scaritage Trick-or-Treating and Fall Festival from 6:30pm through half-time of the football game. Children 12 and under in costume will be admitted free into the stadium for the football game and festival with a paying adult. Festival will be free to participants and will include Trick or Treating, creepy (or not so creepy) face & body painting, train rides on the Haunted ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2014, 7:28 AM by Kay Ball
  • Cane River Middle School Principal Alton Robinson as the Yancey County Schools 2014 Principal of the Year. At its regular monthly meeting on October 6, 2014, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized Cane River Middle School Principal Alton Robinson as the Yancey County Schools 2014 Principal of the Year. In announcing Mr. Robinson as POY, School Board Chair Mike Orr stated, “Everyone in this room knows Mr. Robinson’s work ethic, his heart, and his steadfast persistence to make whatever school he is a part of a better place. We thank Mr. Robinson for his commitment to Yancey County Schools and for being our Principal of the Year.” In being recognized, Mr. Robinson asked his Cane River Middle School staff in attendance to join him at the front of the room to be recognized as well ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 6:51 AM by Kay Ball
  • 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
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