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Vision Statement
100% success for every Bearcat.

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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

Congratulations to Bill Lapham!

Bill was awarded the 2017 Professional Calhoun County Association of School Board Members Educator Award at Union City High School on April 26, 2017. 

In attendance were Kimberly Carter - BCPS Superintendent (pictured), Catherine LaValley and Eric Jankowski - BCPS Board of Education members, and Terry Burleson.

Picture of Superintendent Carter and high school teacher Bill Lapham


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!

  SEED AWARD picture and hyperlink to SEED AWARD page

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Interested in Enrolling?

Please fill out this Enrollment Interest form to help us direct you to one of our beautiful buildings!

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