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.


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  • Press Releases and other Items of Special Interest

    Yancey County Schools Seeks Input from Private Schools for Federal Programs Funding Application   Yancey County Schools is beginning to plan the Title I, II, III, VI, and 21st CCLC Federal Grant programs for the 2017-18 school year.  Qualifying private schools within the area may be eligible to apply for these federal funds.  Private School eligibility information is available at the US Department of Education website,, or by contacting Shane Cassida, Yancey County Schools Federal Program Director, P. O. Box 190, Burnsville, NC  28714; by phone at 828.682.6101 Ext. 302; or by email at  

    Middle School Transition Night for all rising 6th grade students and their families will be this Thursday at 828.682.6101 Ext. 302; or by email at ay, April 6th for both Cane River and East Yancey Middle Schools.  The Cane River Middle School Transition Night will be from 5:30 – 7:00pm and the East Yancey Middle School Transition Night will be from 6:30 – 8:00pm.  

  • Health-e-Schools Medical Services Available for Elementary and High School Students  Health-e-Schools would like to remind parents that medical services are available to your students during school hours. Same day appointments are available & can be scheduled from the nurse’s office at your school, or by emailing If your child is sick, he or she can see a medical provider while at school, may be able to finish the school day, and you won’t have to miss work! Your children must be enrolled to use these services. Forms are located below or from the nurse at your child´s school. If you would like more information, please contact your school nurse or email APPTS@CRHI.ORG (spell the email out).These health services are for ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 6:46 PM by Kay Ball
  • Yancey County Schools Hosts Yancey Preschool Registration Celebration Yancey County Schools, who is the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program Contract Administrator for Yancey County, is hosting a Preschool Registration Celebration for Yancey County families on Wednesday, February 15th at the Burnsville Town Center.  Festivities begin at 9 am and end at 5 pm.  The event is the first opportunity for families with eligible infants through five year-old children to register to attend one of the county’s many child care/preschool facilities for the 2017-18 school year.   If a family has a child that will turn four before August 31, 2017 and they meet the NC Pre-K Program eligibility standards, they may further qualify for free NC Pre-K slots at one of the three ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2017, 8:59 AM by Ruth Marotta
  • 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 has ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 6:50 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
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