W.A. Young Elementary is a part of Burke County Public Schools, which operates several elementary, middle and high schools. W.A. Young Elementary serves students in prekindergarten through grade five. Its staff includes teachers, specialists, Title I instructors, and custodial and administrative personnel. The school supports a variety of extracurricular programs in art, music, physical education, and computer and media studies. W.A. Young Elementary has a library and media center that supports an accelerated reader program and provides access to various online catalogs and research tools. It has a parent-teacher organization that conducts various parent involvement activities. W.A. Young Elementary is located in Morganton, N.C.