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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
  • Land Purchase for New Elementary School Yancey County School Board Purchases Land for New Elementary School At the special, called school board meeting on Monday, December 19th, the Yancey County School Board voted 5-0 to purchase a 30-acre tract of land near the Cane River Middle School. The school board has completed all required tests for the land, including a boundary survey, topographical survey, and soil boring and rock tests, all of which came back with excellent results.  A Phase I Environmental Impact Study has also been conducted to determine what impact building on the site might have on the environment.  The results of this study did not reveal any environmental issues associated with building a school on this property.  Another concern that ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2016, 2:19 PM by Kay Ball
  • Notice of Special Meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education Please Take Notice that the Yancey County Board of Education will Hold a Special Meeting as follows:Date of Meeting: Monday, December 19, 2016                                                  Time of Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Place of Meeting: Yancey County Board of Education, Central Office, 100 School Circle, Burnsville, NC 28714 Purpose of Meeting: Decision about land purchase for new west elementary school.First Reading of new Driver’s Education Fee Waiver Policy.Personnel
    Posted Dec 20, 2016, 9:56 AM by Ruth Marotta
  • Regular School Board Meeting Update New School Board Members, High Regional and State Rankings for End of Grade and End of Course Tests, National Blue Ribbon School Award Winner, and Weather Notification Updates   At the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on Monday, December 5, 2016, Yancey County Clerk of Court, Tammy McEntyre, conducted the swearing-in ceremony for incumbent school board member, Norb McKinney, and newly-elected member, Edwin Fortner.  Upon completing the oath of office, McKinney and Fortner took their seats with Mike Orr and Jeanne Tyner behind the school board desk.  Because board member Angie Weatherman was unable to attend due to illness, voting for school board officers was postponed.   For student and teacher-performance during the 2015-2016 ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2016, 8:03 AM by Ruth Marotta
  • Changes to School Delay & Closure Notification Process In an attempt to streamline our emergency notification process and make our system as efficient as possible, we will be notifying and using the following media outlets and communication means when making school delay and closure calls.        WLOS – Channel 13 in Asheville        WKYK Radio        WWNC Radio        The Asheville Citizen Times – which posts on their website        The Yancey County Schools website        The Yancey County 911 Office which pages out over their system – if you have a home scanner        The YCS weather line at 682-7322 And of course, our Blackboard Connect 5 Communication System which is capable of phone calls, texts and emails. If you do not want to receive informational calls from Yancey County Schools, please dial 828.682.6101 ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 11:48 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Special School Board Meeting Update  The Yancey County Board of Education held a special meeting on November 14, 2016, to review and discuss qualifications packets received from architects from across the state interested in designing the new West Elementary School. Of the four architect packet of qualifications received, the school board unanimously selected Architectural Design Studios, LLC, as the architect for the new school. “We are very excited to work with Amy Dowty and Mike Cox of ADS,” stated Superintendent Tony Tipton. “This firm is very familiar with our system, our needs, and the pride and heritage of our county. They know what is important to us as a school system – but also as a mountain community.” Superintendent Tipton and the School Board look forward ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 8:29 AM by Xan Robinson
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