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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.

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

Battle Creek Public Schools



The BCPS January Newsletter Is Here!

Every month, Battle Creek Public Schools will share stories about the kids, teachers and people of BCPS in the Battle Creek Shopper, New/Nueva Opinion (in Spanish) and on our website. Our latest newsletter was published on January 17, 2019 and can be accessed online via the links below.

Read the November newsletter from the Battle Creek Shopper here.
Read the November newsletter in Spanish from the New/Nueva Opinion here.
Read the November newsletter in Burmese here.

Stay tuned for the next newsletter, which will be published on February 21, 2019!

Challenge 5 Campaign

This year we are focused on making sure that every student attends school every day. Studies show that good attendance is the first step to success, and that poor attendance negatively impacts a student’s ability to learn.  Improving student attendance is a collective effort in the Battle Creek community. For more information, please check out our Attendance page.

BCPS Housing Incentive Program

Everyone benefits when educators live in the communities where they work. That’s why Battle Creek Public Schools and the City of Battle Creek are partnering to offer the BCPS Housing Incentive Program, providing financial assistance to help teachers and administrators buy or renovate a home in a targeted area within BCPS. For more information, visit the City of Battle Creek's website.

BCPS Board meetings are now recorded!

We are proud to announce that all BCPS board meetings are now being recorded and made available online at for public viewing. The board meetings will be on Access Vision (Channel 17) and will air at 8 p.m. on the Thursday following the regularly scheduled school board meeting. The meetings will replay the following day, Friday, at 1 p.m. If you can’t make it to the BCPS board meetings, be sure to check us out online.

Michigan Department of Education Partners with Battle Creek Public Schools

On January 11th 2018, Battle Creek Public Schools and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) celebrated and signed a Partnership Agreement. We are thrilled to have the state as a partner as we continue to develop and invest in our schools, faculty, students and, ultimately, in our community.  Read more...

Believe in the Change!

Welcome back to Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS)!  "Believe in the Change" is our mantra this year and it's our way of asking you to be a part of our journey toward transforming the district.  We are making bold, top-to-bottom changes to ensure a brighter future for every student, every grade, and every school.  Read more...

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


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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