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.
Gordon County Schools is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2014 Quality School Board recognition.
The recognition program was designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. The Gordon County Board of Education met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of a 2014 Quality Board. Members of the 2014 Board of Education include Mrs. Brenda Null, Vice-Chair; Mr. Dewayne Bowen; Mrs. Nan Barnette; Mr. Bobby Hall; Mr. Chris Johnson; Mr. Charlie Walraven; under the leadership of Mr. William Tyner, Board Chair. Full Story
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS HONORS RETIRING BOARD CHAIR
L-R: Phil Robbins (1993-2005); Mike Stanton (2005-2007); Susan Remillard (2013-present); Mr. David McLeod (1989-1992); and Bill McCown (2007-2013)
Thank you to Mr. William Tyner, who has served the students of Gordon County for more than 31 years as a member of the Board of Education, most recently as the Board Chair. An event was held on December 11 at the Gordon County College and Career Academy to honor his faithfulness to our district. A large crowd gathered to congratulate Mr. Tyner on his retirement from the Board and to honor him for the contributions he has made to our district. Above, Mr. Tyner poses with many of the superintendents with whom he served.
NEWLY-ELECTED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS RECEIVE TRAINING FROM STATE ASSOCIATION
Pictured with Gordon County superintendent are newly-elected members of the Board of Education who will take office in January. L-R: Mr. Ricky Smith, Dr. Susan Remillard-superintendent, Dr. Pam Taylor, and Mr. Charlie Walraven
The Gordon County Board of Education attended the Georgia School Board Association Annual Conference in Atlanta December 3-7. During the conference, Board members were able to choose from various workshops as part of their annual training requirements. Newly-elected Board members attended special training sessions with Superintendent Dr. Susan Remillard. The sessions included topics such as school law, school finance, and evaluation.