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Mission and Vision Statements

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.

School Hours

Lower Elementary

  • Full Day: 8:50 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
  • Half Day: 8:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Upper Elementary (including Valley View Elementary)

  • Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Northwestern Middle School

  • Full Day: 7:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
  • Half Day: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Springfield Middle School

  • Full Day: 7:40 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
  • Half Day: 7:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Battle Creek Central High School

  • Full Day: 7:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
  • Half Day: 7:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

W. K. Kellogg Preparatory High School

  • Full Day: 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
  • Half Day: 9:00 a.m. - 11:46 a.m.
  • Night School Program: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center

  • Morning: 7:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • Afternoon: 11:35 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Calhoun Area Career Center

  • Morning: 7:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon: 11:50 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Battle Creek Adult Education

  • Monday - Thursday:
    • 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    • 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Our District

There’s never been a better time to join Battle Creek Public Schools. Whether you’re looking for advanced or accelerated learning, project based, hands-on experiences or individualized support, you’ll find more opportunities for every student, in every grade and at every school.

We’ve invested in more resources, support and highly skilled teachers to ensure EVERY Bearcat succeeds in school and in life. Exciting things are happening and excellence is on the rise. Come see for yourself and believe in the change!

To begin the enrollment process or for more information, visit the BCPS Enrollment page.

Fremont International Academy & Battle Creek STEM Innovation Center

This fall, we are beginning two new programs that are the first of their kind in our
region. Fremont International Academy, an academically rigorous magnet school with an
International Baccalaureate-focused curriculum is now enrolling students pre-K
through second grade. And Battle Creek STEM Innovation Center, a new middle school focused on science, technology, engineering and math is now enrolling students entering 6 th
grade in the fall. 

Applications are NOW OPEN through April 5, 2019 and spaces are limited. To apply, click below or learn more at Fremont's page or BC STEM's page.







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


Fremont Building Updates and Asbestos Abatement

Following the approval earlier this school year to reopen Fremont Elementary as a magnet school, the district has been working to fully assess and prioritize building needs to ensure it will be safe and welcoming when students arrive in the fall.

BCPS has been working closely with a professional consultant to inspect for and identify any potential structural issues in the buildings so that they can be resolved before students begin school. The Fremont building, like most older buildings in Battle Creek, does contain some asbestos--a common insulation material which is not harmful unless disturbed or exposed. We will be updating and implementing renovations to portions of the building, and that work will include proper asbestos abatement procedures, for which we are contracting with an experienced specialist.

The health and safety of our students is paramount. We will be working throughout the spring and summer to update the building and ensure it is safe and ready by the time school begins. We are excited to reopen the doors to Fremont Elementary, and are committed to ensuring the building supports a positive learning environment while keeping our students’ safety top-of-mind as well.

Helpful Asbestos Information:


The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced a five-year, $51 million grant to Battle Creek Public Schools to help ensure that every child receives a quality education. Our goal is that every Battle Creek student graduates, and receives the preparation and support they need for college or a career.
Whether your child is entering kindergarten or is a senior in high school, every single student at every grade level in BCPS will benefit from these resources.
The grant will support opportunities in literacy, pre-K, new books and supplies, professional development for teachers, reduced class sizes, and investments in arts, music and athletics.

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