Burke County Public Schools operates several elementary, middle and high schools and provides academic education to more than 14,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12. The schools within this district offer educational programs in music, language arts, math, English, science, social studies, physical education and computer technology. Each of its schools has a media center that provides access to online research articles, newspapers and encyclopedias, as well as photographs, pictures, charts, maps and reference materials. The schools within this district offer a variety of athletic activities, including football, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, baseball, softball, cross-country, and track and field. Burke County Public Schools participates in the National School Lunch Program and offers nutritionally balanced meals for students. It is located in Morganton, N.C.