Our Schools

Every Student Prepared for a world yet to be Imagined

Mission Statement

Mitchell County Schools offers K-12 education to students. Our Mission is to collaborate with families and community partners to provide a safe, caring, and engaging learning environment that prepares graduates to become responsible citizens in a diverse, global society. At MCS, we are committed to excellence!

About us

Mitchell County Schools are a public school system with seven schools grades K-12. We are nestled in the picturesque mountains of western North Carolina. Academic excellence is the desired result for all students at MCS and we are on a continual path to maximize student learning at every grade. Our programs provide students with the technology, skills, and knowledge to be effective members of our school community and a global society. Outstanding students, a supportive community, and a dedicated staff are the hallmarks of our programs. Our system is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.We invite you to visit our schools; meet our administration, faculty, and staff; or call us if you have questions. Take time to explore our site and come back regularly for news and updates!

Harris Middle School Stem Teacher, Mr. Dan Hopson conducted a special service project known as ARISS. ARISS lets students worldwide experience the excitement of talking directly with crew members of the International Space Station. This program is managed by an international consortium of amateur radio organizations and space agencies including National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the USA.

This program inspires students to pursue interests in careers in science, technology, engineering and math, while engaging them with radio science technology through amateur radio. Because of this, students were be able to communicate through HAM radio with crew members of the International Space while asking specific questions.

This opportunity was provided by a grant that Mr. Hopson applied for several months ago then began building antennas to adapt to this event.

Mr. Hopson was also recognized as Harris Middle School “Teacher of the Year,” which was truly well deserved!

Mitchell County Schools

72 Ledger School Rd

Bakersville, NC 28705


Phone: 828-766-2220

Fax: 828-766-2221