Cane River Middle School

 Mission Statement

Cane River Middle School strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment to 

help all students achieve their full potential as life long learners and global citizens.


We are collecting and reporting data regarding students' access to digital devices and internet access at home. Please visit the school website and read the instructions for accessing the survey in PowerSchool. Or, pick up a paper copy of the survey in the front office. 

This survey is optional.

Registration is now open for the 2024 Summer Food Program. This program provides home deliveries over the summer of fresh produce, pantry staples, hygiene products, and community resources to families who generally benefit from free/reduced breakfast and lunch for their children at school and Head Start when school is in session. The program is a partnership of Partners Aligned Toward Health, Reconciliation House, TRACTOR Food and Farms, Dig In Community Garden, NC Cooperative Extension, Yancey Schools, Yancey DSS, Yancey Public Library, Yancey Transportation Authority, and many others. Families will receive five total deliveries or pick ups - every other week while schools are on break. There will also be an optional sixth pick up date on May 30th (no deliveries). 

Complete this form to register! 

You can also download the registration form here:

2024 Summer Food Registration Form English.pdf
2024 Summer Food Registration Form_Spanish.pdf

Welcome to our Cane River Middle School Family 

Rebecca Fox - Principal

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Cane River Middle School is located about 3 miles west of Burnsville, NC, in beautiful Yancey County.  

Yancey County is the home of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.

Cane River opened its doors in 1958 as Cane River High School, one of two high schools in the county. In 1976, Yancey County consolidated the two high schools, Cane River and East Yancey, into Mountain Heritage High School.  The two high schools were then turned into two middle schools.