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Vision Statement
100% success for every Bearcat.


Mission Statement
We engage, empower, and collaborate to educate and prepare every Bearcat for college, career, and life as a global citizen.

2016-2017 School Start/End Times:

Lower Elementary (PK - 2)
LaMora Park, Post-Franklin

Full Day: 8:40 a.m. - 3:41 p.m.

(K - 2 ONLY)
Half Day: 8:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

(GSRP AND K - 2)

Full Day: 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

(K - 2 ONLY)
Half Day: 8:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Half Day A.M.: 8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Half Day P.M.: 12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Upper Elementary (3 - 5)
Ann J. Kellogg, Verona,
AND Valley View (PK - 5)

Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 3:31 p.m.

(K - 5 ONLY)
Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Northwestern Middle School (6 - 8)
Full Day:  7:40 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Half Day: 7:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Springfield Middle School (6 - 8)
Full Day: 7:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Half Day: 7:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Central High School (9-12)
Full Day: 7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Half Day: 7:30 a.m. - 11:02 a.m.

Alternative High School (9 - 12)
Full Day: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Half Day: 7:30 a.m. - 10:53 a.m.
Night School: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Our District

Battle Creek Public Schools

Engagement Survey Now Open: Take It Here!

Battle Creek Public Schools is inviting feedback from every parent who lives in the district — whether or not they have a child in a district school.

Recently, Battle Creek received a donation from the Kellogg Foundation to add school programs and improve its service to students and families. To ensure the district makes the best use of the donation, all parents are being asked to provide feedback about the district, its schools, and programs.

In addition, the BCPS Engagement Survey includes specific questions for parents who used the open-enrollment policy to send their child to a school outside of Battle Creek Public Schools. They are being asked to share what influenced their decision to leave the district and what improvements would make them reconsider that decision.

The survey feedback will inform the district’s decision making about program development and school improvements.

Parents with a current email address on file with the district should check their email for a survey invitation and link from independent research and communications firm K12 Insight.

Or, they can take the survey now at  Paper surveys are also available upon request in each school office.

The survey is offered in English, Burmese, and Spanish. It’s open through Thursday, March 30.

K12 Insight is administering the survey and compiling the results. All responses are strictly confidential. No one in Battle Creek Public Schools will know who participates or be able to connect participants to their answers. K12 Insight’s final reports will share only the overall findings, not individual comments or responses.

For more information about the survey, contact the superintendent’s office at 269.965.9465.


Greetings Bearcat Families,

I am pleased to share that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced a bold commitment to our district, our staff and our students today. Their partnership with BCPS will mean immediate and long-term investments to improve student achievement for every child in every building. You can read a copy of our announcement with the foundation in the link below.

We are meeting with urgency to explore and implement many programs, some this spring, and we need your feedback to guide those changes. Next week you will receive a survey to gather your input on the district and I encourage you to complete that survey.

Among the supports, programs and curricula currently being explored are:

· Immediate and long-term investments in teachers and their classrooms, such as additional funding for classroom supplies
· Robust wraparound services to students’ academic and non-academic needs, including improved school safety
· Full day summer program for incoming kindergartners
· More adults in all kindergarten classrooms
· Exploration of a middle school STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) academy
· Implementation of high school programs that provide early college, career and dual enrollment pathways
· Exploration of an elementary Spanish language program

Thank you for trusting the Battle Creek Public School district with your child’s education. I am confident that with the support of the Kellogg Foundation and others in the community, BCPS will deliver a premier educational experience for all students.

Kimberly M. Carter, B.S, MA.Ed, Ed.S.



Welcome to Battle Creek Public Schools

A world-class system providing a quality education that prepares all students to be productive and responsible citizens. Battle Creek Public Schools will ensure a quality education for all students through quality teaching and support from all staff.

District Information

Battle Creek Public Schools is an urban school district located in Calhoun County, Michigan. It serves a major portion of the City of Battle Creek, portions of Emmett Township, Pennfield Township, Bedford Township, and the City of Springfield. The district includes one high school, two middle schools, six elementary schools, including a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) school, and a new Alternative High School housed at the W.K. Kellogg Middle School. There are four sites in the district for Early Childhood Education, the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center, and an adult education program. The district also has one of the nation's few remaining Outdoor Education Centers located on beautiful Clear Lake in Dowling, Michigan.

Substitute Teacher Information

EDUStaff has partnered with Battle Creek Public Schools to recruit, train, and provide qualified substitute teachers and paraprofessionals for Battle Creek Public Schools and Calhoun ISD.
If you are interested in registering to become a Substitute Teacher, please contact EDUStaff at or by calling 1.877.97.GOEDU

Battle Creek Public Schools launches it's new SEED Award opportunity for BCPS students in Kindergarten through 11th grade. Click on the SEED logo for more information!

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