Education

Calhoun-Gordon County is a family-oriented community fiercely devoted to the development of its most precious asset---the children who will become the adults who will become the professionals who will shape the future of Gordon County. The community boasts two public school systems as well as two local private schools which are all equally committed to providing the finest educational opportunities available.

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Established in 1902, Calhoun City Schools continues its rich tradition of educational excellence by providing a well-rounded program of high academic standards and outstanding arts and athletic programs in a supportive, community based atmosphere. The school sytem earned SACS District Accreditation status in 2006 and has petitioned the State Department of Education to become a Charter System. Calhoun High School was recognized by the U. S. News and World Report as one of the best high schools in the nation and is one of only twelve in the state to receive the Governor's Gold Award for Academic Excellence. The graduation rate is above 90%. Our mission is to inspire all students to become life-long learners in the pursuit of excellence. Go Jackets!

Gordon County Schools' Mission is to provide a "Rigourous, relevant, results-based education made possible through nurturing relationships." The system currently encompasses six elementary, two middle and two high schools, all of which are up-to-date with 21st century technology for use by faculty and students alike. Construction on a new middle school for grades 6-8 and career academy for grades 9-12 will begin soon. These schools will be state-of-the-art facilities, housing the latest in educational technology, utilized to continue to prepare students to be competitive in a global economy. Gordon County is accredited through the SACS and has petitioned the Georgia Department of Education to become a Charter System for 2011-2012.