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.
The Gordon County Board of Education will hold a public meeting on the budget, for school year 2017-2018, on June 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, 305 Beamer Road, Calhoun, Georgia. During this meeting, the public will have the opportunity to provide input on the budget.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING #2
The Gordon County Board of Education will hold a public meeting on the budget, for school year 2017-2018, on July 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, 305 Beamer Road, Calhoun, Georgia. During this meeting, the public will have the opportunity to provide input on the budget.
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS SEEKS STAKEHOLDER INPUT FOR COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE.
HB 91; ELIGIBILITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
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.
BELWOOD ELEMENTARY EARNS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP DESIGNATION
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Belwood Elementary School as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship. "This is in large part because of Ramona Burnett’s efforts in her role as media specialist to integrate the digital citizenship components into her media classes as part of the weekly specials rotation," said Chad Moore, BES Principal. He continued, "Furthermore, our students’ parents can rest assured that their students now have a baseline knowledge and understanding of what it means to use their iPad and maintain an online presence safely and responsibly." Full Press Release from Common Sense
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BOARD OF EDUCATION HONORS RETIREES
On May 8, the Gordon County Board of Education honored the 2017 school system retirees. Honored during the reception were Becky Brendel, WL Swain cafeteria manager; Kimm Smith, Fairmount Elementary principal; Eppie Snider, Sonoraville Elementary Principal; Johnny Walraven, teacher at Red Bud Middle School; Terry Allee, teacher at Gordon Central High School; Teresa Mathis, teacher at Ashworth Middle School; and Jennie DeFoor, parapro at W.L. Swain Elementary School. Retirees not pictured include Judy Amonett from Red Bud Elementary School and Linda Sue Smith from W. L. Swain.