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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
  • 2014 Summer Resource Guide for Kids We hope you find this Summer Resource Guide helpful as you plan summer activities for your children. We hope this helps you keep them active and engaged while they are enjoying a summer break.
    Posted Jun 5, 2014, 6:20 AM by Kay Ball
  • PRESS RELEASE from YCS April Board Meeting MHHS Dropout Rate is Lowest in School History Mountain Heritage High School Principal Kevin Huskins reported at the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on April 7th that the Mountain Heritage High School dropout rate has just been announced for the March 2013-March 2014 timeframe and is the lowest in the school’s history. The previous dropout rate of just over 3% from March 2012-March 2013 improved to 1.6% for this past year. Across North Carolina the state average dropout rate dropped from 3.01% last year to 2.45% this year. Superintendent Tony Tipton stated, “While Yancey County Schools will continue to improve on that number, it is still great news and this ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2014, 10:42 AM by Kay Ball
  • Inclement Weather Adding 15 Minutes to School Day Yancey County Schools are committed daily to each child's education and safety. However, sometimes road conditions force us to delay or cancel school across the county. Because we run buses across the county with only one high school and two middle schools, we cannot develop snow districts where some students go to school and others do not. When we have roads that are not safe in limited parts of the county we can decide to have school, but with no buses on icy roads. This is not an option when large areas of roads across the county are not safe, as was the case last Friday, March 7th. Most of the county had clear or spotty roads; however, the ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2014, 9:50 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Inclement Weather School Calendar Change The month of January has brought with it several days of extremely cold weather and unsafe road conditions forcing us to miss a total of 10 days thus far this month. We want to remind everyone that with the passing of Senate Bill 187, Yancey County Schools started school two weeks later than normal on August 19, 2013. As you know, this automatically pushed our end date two weeks further into June. However, with the loss of so many days during the month of January and as in preparing the remaining winter months, we are, as in the past two years, implementing the automatic Saturday School plan. Any time school is closed Monday-Thursday due to bad weather, Yancey County ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2014, 8:54 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Cori Letterman - Winner for the Yancey County Schools 2013 Holiday Card               East Yancey 8th Grader Cori Letterman, pictured with Principal Angie Anglin and Middle School Art Instructor Keli Miller, is holding a gift of appreciation from the School Board upon being chosen as the Winner for the Yancey County Schools 2013 Holiday Card. Cori’s artwork was selected from a collection of all middle school art students. Other finalists, whose artwork was featured on the back of this year’s card include: Izzy Davis, Rainey Honeycutt, Everett Reath, Holland Silver, and  Evan Stewart.The Yancey County Schools Superintendent Holiday Card is sent to local and state officials, select vendors and other school systems across the state.
    Posted Jan 9, 2014, 12:24 PM by Kay Ball
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