709 Lovelady Rd. NE,  Valdese, NC 28690

         828-879-4200  ***  828-879-4201 (Fax)
Principal: Pat Draughn
Mission Statement: Discovering Purpose Through Memorable Experiences

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Chick-Fil-A High School Spirit Week
Feb. 20th - 23rd  3pm - 10pm Daily
When making purchases, inform the team member that you support DHS and proceeds from each purchase will go to our school!  Thank you Chick-Fil-A!

DHS Alma Mater

by Renee Shatley, Choral Director
Lift our voices as we rise,
Swell the chorus to Draughn High.
Proud to show our Black and Gold,
Moving forward, brave and bold.
Binding friendships that are true.
Wildcats, hail to thee.
No matter where our paths may roam,
we will sing of dear ol’ Draughn.

DHS Vision

DHS Vision Statement

DHS Students will graduate with a sense of pride and fulfillment and the direction to achieve their potential.

What's New at DHS....

  • Congratulations All County Band Students Congratulations to the DHS Students who auditioned and participated in the Burke County All County Honor Band, Feb. 10th and 11th.  Students worked with a guest director to perform multiple ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 11:38 AM by Jamie Norton
  • Anchor Club donates to Souperintendent's SouperBowl The Wildcat Anchor Club donated over 350 cans of food for the Souperintendent's SouperBowl Food drive! Thank you girls for your generosity and hard work.
    Posted Feb 11, 2017, 6:48 PM by Jamie Norton
  • Congratulations Laura Cook - DHS Teacher of the Year! Congratulations to English Teacher Laura Cook who has been selected by her peers as the DHS Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Cook is in her 4th year of teaching and ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 6:24 PM by Jamie Norton
  • Draughn Student receives US Naval Academy Appointment Congratulations Hali B. on your recent appointment to the US Naval Academy.  She is the first DHS student to receive appointment to a military academy!
    Posted Jan 13, 2017, 7:08 AM by Jamie Norton
  • Burke County Bands Represent at Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Parade Congratulations to our Wildcats as they joined the other Burke County and represented us in the Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Parade. They traveled to Hawaii and enjoyed the sites and ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2016, 11:36 AM by Jamie Norton
  • Welcome Mrs. Moore, New Asst. Principal Mrs. Moore has been with Burke County Public Schools for 15 years. During that time she has been a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and has also worked as an assistant ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 5:48 PM by Jamie Norton
  • Band Students attend UNC Chapel Hill Wind and Percussion Day On Nov. 17th, five DHS students attended UNC-Chapel Hill for the Wind and Percussion Day. These students got a tour of the music building, masterclass lessons, and had a ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2016, 10:34 AM by Draughn High
  • Congratulations 2016 POWDERPUFF CHAMPS!! The Anchor Club are the 2016 Powderpuff Champs for the first time in the history of the school!  We're so proud of you for representing us so well!!!See ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 5:07 AM by Jamie Norton
  • Congratulations to Wildcat All State Cross Country Runners! DHS Cross Country Runners Josh R. and Amber O. qualified as All State Runners by finishing in the top ten at the State Cross Country meet.   Great job to them ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2016, 5:22 PM by Jamie Norton
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You need to know . . .

  • Prom - April 8, 2017 2017 Prom will be held Saturday, April 8th at Moretz Mills in Hickory NC. This year's theme will be Gatsby Mascarade.Purchase tickets from Mrs. Coleman during 1st period ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2017, 6:57 AM by Draughn High
  • 2017 Wildcat Challenge Golf Tournament 2 Man Captain's ChoiceWhen: Saturday, May 20th 1:30 pmWhere: Silver Creek Plantation, Morganton, NCLunch at 12pmContact: Tim Barus  tbarus@burke.k12.nc.us828 ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2017, 6:42 AM by Draughn High
  • Graduation Newsletter for Class of 2017 Please see below the Graduation Newsletter for the Class of 2017.  Please note all important dates and requirements.  Check with your Counselor should you have graduation questions.
    Posted Jan 2, 2017, 6:12 PM by Jamie Norton
  • Attention Seniors - Scholarship Information Here Check the following link for frequent scholarship updates throughout the year.2016-2017 Scholarship Information 
    Posted Oct 24, 2016, 5:21 PM by Jamie Norton
  • OPT-IN to SchoolMessenger Want to receive SchoolMessenger text messages? Text the word Yes to 68453. Burke County Public Schools and your child’s school use SchoolMessenger to send notifications. Phone calls and emails ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2015, 5:16 AM by Draughn High
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DHS Documents