Cane River Middle School is located about 3 miles west of 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.Cane River High School 1958In compliance with federal laws, the Yancey County School System administers all educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability, or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.Site powered by SchoolFusion.com 2010 - Educational website content management & online calendar software.