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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.

2015-2016 School Start/End Times:

Elementary (K-5)
Full Day: 8:40 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Half Day: 8:40 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Middle Schools (6-8)
Full Day:  7:35 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Half Day: 7:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Central High School (9-12)
Full Day: 7:30 a.m. - 2:42 p.m.
Half Day: 7:30 a.m. - 10:53 a.m.

2016-2017 Elementary plan:

Pre-K to 2nd graders will attend school at Dudley, LaMora or Post-Franklin Elementary School

3rd-5th graders will attend school at Ann J Kellogg or Verona Elementary School

Pre-K to 5th graders will attend at Valley View Elementary School

Call us at (269) 965-9481 with questions, or for enrollment information.

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Our District


Battle Creek Public Schools Congratulates

Ms. Kimberly Parker-DeVauld, Ed.S.!!!

After serving as Interim Superintendent over the last few months, the Board of Education unanimously voted to remove "interim" from her title and to make Ms. Parker-DeVauld superintendent of Battle Creek Public Schools.  We warmly and gratefully welcome her leadership and look forward to sharing her vision of making Battle Creek Public Schools "the place to be, the place to stay!"

For more information, please see Ms. Parker-DeVauld's message here.

Parent Perception Survey Card Spring 2016 (English) Parent Perception Survey Card Spring 2016 (Spanish)


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 and eight elementary schools, including a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) school. There are six sites in the district for Early Childhood Education in addition to an alternative education program 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 www.edustaffonline.com or by calling 1.877.97.GOEDU