YCS Announcements

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
  • Fuel Leak at Clearmont Elementary On Tuesday, November 22nd, a fuel leak was discovered on the campus of Clearmont Elementary School. Yancey County Schools maintenance found that a heating fuel line had ruptured and was seeping into the ground.  The line was immediately shut off and       administration was notified. YCS administration immediately contacted local officials of the Health Department, Emergency Management, Building Inspector/Fire Marshal, and                   Environmental Protection Agency. Several authorities from these offices responded to the site to assist in the proper protocol for this type of situation. Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton contacted S.T.A.T. Inc. from Lenoir, NC, who specializes in industrial environment services.  Those services include site       investigation, risk management, spill containment & control.   Representatives from S.T.A.T ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2015, 12:52 PM by Xan Robinson
  • YCS Top 10 in the State for Graduation Rate On October 6th, State Superintendent 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.  The 2015 graduation rate of 92.4% is a slight increase over last year’s rate of 92.1% which shows the continued trend in growth over the past eight years as shown: 4 Year Graduation Cohort Rates Percentages 2008-2009 80.6% 2009-2010 77.2% 2010-2011 78.2% 2011-2012 82.3% 2012-2013 82.7% 2013-2014 92.1% 2014-2015 92.4%     “I am so proud of the teachers, school counselors, coaches, principals and district leaders, and others who have worked tirelessly to make ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2015, 7:03 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Oct 5th School Board Meeting Update At its regular monthly meeting on October 5th, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized October as National Principals    Appreciation Month.   In unfinished business, the Board authorized Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton to obtain quotes and have a new roof installed on        the Bald Creek Elementary Pre-School Building.  “The rain last week has shown us that a roof is the top priority in getting this        building ready for preschoolers.  Yancey County Schools is excited about offering a new preschool opportunity for 4 year olds            and we’re working very hard to get it up and running as soon as possible,” stated Superintendent Tony Tipton. After months of debate, the state budget was finally released on September 25th.  The ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2015, 10:50 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Emergency Training Exercise at MHHS                                  After months of planning and extensive coordination by administration of Mountain Heritage High School, members of local law enforcement and emergency response teams, the emergency training held at MHHS on Monday was an incredible experience for all involved.     After an early dismissal of schools on Monday, participating school staff from across the county arrived at MHHS to fill their roles as students and victims to allow for a “real-life” event for the high school staff.     The exercise simulated two shooters on campus who moved through the hallways, leaving victims and evidence for law enforcement and emergency responders to have to process and evaluate.     MHHS Principal Kevin Huskins said, “Drills of this nature are always eye opening and intense.  Every ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2015, 7:08 AM by Xan Robinson
  • EMERGENCY 911 DRILL TO BE HELD AT MOUNTAIN HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL Members of local law enforcement and emergency response departments met with Yancey County Schools’ administrators and staff this week to coordinate a county-wide emergency drill to be held later this month on the campus of Mountain Heritage High School. Yancey County Schools will dismiss early on Monday, September 28th to allow personnel from each school to be involved in this real-life, real-time emergency drill.  “We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously.  Serious enough to dismiss school a half-day and pull staff from across the county to participate,” stated Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton.  While the details of the emergency situation will not be released prior to the drill, MHHS Principal Kevin Huskins ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 5:41 AM by Xan Robinson
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