We are YCS and we are Proud! 

Congratulations Dr. Tipton
Western Region Superintendent of the Year
Dr. Tipton, Superintendent Yancey County Schools  
Western Region Superintendent of the Year, Tony Tipton

Congratulations to 
Yancey County Schools
Principal of the Year 2018

Tamara Presnell
East Yancey Middle School

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A special thanks to our students, staff, leadership and extended school community for your part in making Yancey County Schools a community of excellence. As each of us work individually and collectively, we ensure continued improvement for all.


2018 Roadmap of Needs Released


This week, the 2018 edition of the NC Roadmap of Needs was released. Again this year, as in 2017, Yancey County Schools rank as the 8th best in the state. The NC Roadmap of Needs, sponsored by the Public School Forum of NC and the NC Center for Afterschool Programs, considers four educational criteria in determining their rankings. The four criteria are; graduation rate, 3rd grade reading proficiency, Math I proficiency, and AMO targets reached. A ranking of 8th is an improvement over earlier years. In the 2016 edition Yancey County Schools was ranked 13th. In the 2014th edition of the Roadmap of Needs, Yancey County Schools was listed at 16th. Five years ago, the 2013 edition listed Yancey County Schools as 24th. This steady improvement over the past few years is something we can all be proud of.

 

The Roadmap of Needs is a whole child needs assessment that includes 20 indicators of wellness across four domains: health, youth behavior and safety, education, and economic development. When looking at all four domains and the 20 economic factors, Our county ranks 33 in the state. In the other three domains, Yancey County ranked 88th in health, 50th in youth behavior and safety, and 44th in economic development. To read the full assessment go to:


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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                                                  
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
  • American Red Cross Pillowcase Project Recently, third and fourth grade students at both South Toe and Micaville Elementary Schools participated in the American Red Cross Pillowcase Project.  The Pillowcase Project was created by the American Red Cross after the organization learned that during Hurricane Katrina many people used pillowcases to carry their valuables when they evacuated.  In partnership with Disney, the Red Cross developed a multiyear effort to provide elementary school students with an emergency preparedness education program. This program includes information on how to stay safe during an emergency as well as provides a Disney-designed pillowcase to every participant. Guided by nursing students from Lees McRae College, students at both elementary schools learned how to prevent and stay safe during a home fire ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2018, 9:36 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Yancey County Schools Works to Maintain Quality Educational Programs Despite Budget Concerns Yancey County Schools is working hard to maintain stable learning environments for students, consistent work environments for Yancey County School employees, and a responsible budget despite low revenues. Three revenue sources - state, federal, and local- provide large portions of general operating funding for Yancey County Schools.  The majority of state funding is based on yearly student enrollment figures or average daily membership.  Declining student enrollment in past years has caused a decrease in the number of state-funded positions awarded to Yancey County Schools on a yearly basis. According to information from the NC Department of Public Instruction, from the 2011 – 12 school year until the present, Yancey County Schools lost approximately 44 full-time positions from cafeteria staff to ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 10:15 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Storm Damage to Schools and Campuses Across the County Storms across the region the past couple of weeks have caused numerous issues to Yancey County Schools. A lightning strike to the scoreboard on the football field resulted in multiple issues at Cane River Middle School.  Superintendent Tony Tipton reports, “Not only did we have several computer desktops that were damaged at Cane River, but the fire alarm system had to be serviced by the installing company and two of the employee badge scanners that allow staff to enter the building were damaged and are having to be replaced.  And of course, the scoreboard on the football field – that could end up being a major expense to repair or replace.” The football field area at East Yancey Middle School also ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2018, 12:39 PM by Xan Robinson
  • School Bus Driver Training Class There will be a School Bus Driver Training Class held September 24th - 26th at the Yancey County Schools Board of Education Office located at 100 School Circle in Burnsville.    The class will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.  Please contact the Yancey County Schools Transportation Department at 682-2167 if you have questions about getting your school bus license!
    Posted Sep 10, 2018, 12:36 PM by Xan Robinson
  • YCS Receives Grant for School Nurse Yancey County Schools Receive Grant for School Nurse Yancey County Schools were recently notified that they are the recipient of a one-year grant for a school nurse position.  The school nurses, Karen Brown, Yvonne Hardin, and Leslie Bryant, completed the School Mental Health Personnel Grant this summer.  The General Assembly worked with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to begin the School Safety Grants Program to improve safety in public schools for students in crisis.  School mental health support personnel include school counselors, nurses, psychologists, and social workers.  The grant opportunity came at the right time for Yancey County Schools since one nursing position was to be eliminated for the 2018 – 19 school year.  This grant has enabled one ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2018, 7:15 AM by Xan Robinson
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