It is my pleasure to welcome you to Gordon County Schools, and I am glad you are visiting with us to learn more about our school system. This website has been designed with our stakeholders in mind, and I hope you find it easy to navigate and an informative way to stay connected with your child’s education. The Gordon County community at-large and our school system employees share a tradition of pride in our schools, students and community. Our citizens possess a unique understanding of how a quality education with high expectations and positive results for each student helps us follow our compass for developing a 21st century work ready community, comfortably committed to generating strong ties among students, teachers, and parents.
When a community is united in its commitment to the education of its youth, like Gordon County has demonstrated, good things happen. GCS students’ CRCT/EOCT criterion referenced test scores and performance assessments have documented that we are among the best school systems in the state of Georgia. All of our schools are fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In addition, Fairmount Elementary is a “National Blue Ribbon School.”
The key to motivating our students to achieve high academic standards is a meaningful blend of supportive parent involvement, a strong engaging curriculum consisting of best practices, all brought to life by highly qualified and genuinely caring teachers. The students of Gordon County Schools are blessed by daily exposure to caring individuals, educators and non-educators alike. These qualities are plainly evident and serve as the foundation for the successes of Gordon County Schools. Again, welcome to our website, and I hope that you will find the information that you need. For further information, you may contact our central office at 706.629.7366. The mission of Gordon County Schools is to provide a relevant, rigorous, results-based education made possible through supportive, nurturing relationships.
HB 91; ELIMINATION OF GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST REQUIREMENT
An individual (hereinafter referred to as “Student”) no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma in this state or was denied graduation solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests or its predecessor or the Georgia High School Writing Test or its predecessor may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade. For information on how to petition Gordon County Schools to determine eligibility for a student under this guidance, click here.
JOHNSON AND HALL TO LEAD BOARD OF EDUCATION
Pictured L-R: Mr. Bobby Hall, Vice Chair; Dr. Susan Remillard, Superintendent; and Mr. Chris Johnson, Chair
During its regularly-schedule meeting on January 9, the Gordon County Board of Education unanimously elected Mr. Chris Johnson as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Bobby Hall was chosen to serve as Vice-Chair, following a non-contested nomination. Mr. Johnson, who is beginning his third term as a Board of Education member, represents the Fairmount community as the Post 6 elected official. "I'd like to thank the Board for its confidence in me. I appreciate them electing me to fill the Chairman's seat, and I look forward to our schools' continued success," said Johnson. Mr. Hall is also a veteran member of the Board and resides in Calhoun, which constitutes Post 4.
GORDON COUNTY SCORES ABOVE STATE AVERAGES IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2015-16 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). Once again, Gordon County is at the top of the list in the areas of student achievement when compared to the overall system scores of surrounding school districts, with elementary schools in the district seeing the largest gains.
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION RECOGNIZED AS EXEMPLARY BOARD BY GSBA
Gordon County Board of Education was recognized at the annual Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Conference for exemplary performance in the areas of strategic planning, visioning, assessment, superintendent evaluation, training requirements, coaching, and accreditation. This honor is the highest recognition a local board of education can earn and was given to only 38 other school districts state-wide.Pictured with Dr. Susan Remillard, GCS Superintendent are BOE members who accepted the award during the GSBA ceremony: (L-R) Charlie Walraven, Dr. Remillard, Bobby Hall, incoming BOE member- Jason Hendrix, and newly appointed BOE member- Dana Stewart.