New Construction Pictures from 
Blue Ridge Elementary School
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2019-20 Yancey 
County School Calendar 
Board Approved 
February 4, 2019


Have questions about the 
YCS school calendar?
Click here for detailed explanation

N E W    P I C S    01-30-19

When should my c
hild return to school 
if they have been sick?  

Click here to see new YCS Illness Guidelines

Topping It Off!

Blue Ridge Elementary School is "Under Roof"


Drone Footage of Setting the Cupola - Click here:

A huge project milestone for the new Blue Ridge Elementary School has been reached!
Under blue sky and bright sunshine, the metal cupola roof for the Maker-Space section 
of the new elementary school was set in place on Wednesday, October 31st.  
This officially marks the construction project being “under roof”. 

Staffs from Bald Creek and Clearmont Elementary Schools will be touring the new facility on November 6th.  

Free and Reduced Meals Online Application

Complete your free or reduced lunch application online

Pay Schools- Secure Online Payment


YCS Parents,

As a convenience, you now have the ability to make secure online payments to your child's school. You can easily add money to your child's lunch account as well as other school payments. Credit card information will be required along with the knowledge of your child’s student id number, school name and grade.  Funds deposited to a student’s account typically appear in their account within 24 hours. An internet convenience fee will be charged for each transaction.  Select the icon below to access.

Pay School Fees

School Bus Safety


Good News

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:


Ready Rosie Lint to Web Site

ReadyRosie sends 2 minute videos to your phone or email. The videos show parents like you, doing fun and interesting activities with their child, ages birth-eight.  When you do them with your child, they build important learning skills and have fun too!

Sign up for this FREE program now!

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
  • Public Input Opportunity
    Posted Jan 17, 2019, 6:39 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Special Meetings Notice
    Posted Jan 17, 2019, 6:38 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Notice of Special Meetings
    Posted Jan 10, 2019, 8:02 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Notice of Special Meetings
    Posted Jan 10, 2019, 8:02 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Special Board Meeting
    Posted Dec 31, 2018, 6:50 AM by Xan Robinson
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Online Drivers Ed Program

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