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.
2015-16 PRE-K REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 6
Gordon County Schools Pre-K application process for the 2015-2016 school year will run through March 6, 2015. Application packets will be available at all Gordon County Elementary Schools and may be picked up at the front office at each location. You must complete an application for each child you want to enroll in Pre-K and return the completed application packet to one of the Gordon County Elementary Schools no later than 3:00 pm on March 6, 2015 to be eligible for the Pre-K lottery drawing.
WOUNDED WARRIOR CHALLENGE SET FOR MARCH 14
Wounded Warrior Challenge will be held on March 14 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the GCHS track. All proceeds from the event benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information or to access entry forms, click here.
GORDON CENTRAL FRESHMAN RECOGNIZED FOR MUSICAL TALENT
Pictured L-R: Neal Crawford, Blue Wave Band Director and April Volzer
April Volzer, a Freshman member of the Gordon Central High School Blue Wave Band, was recently recognized as a member of the 2015 GMEA District 7 Honor Band. Additionally, April was selected as one of the Georgia All-State Band Members, following a state-wide audition. Full Story
GORDON CENTRAL NAMED AS ADVANCED PLACEMENT HONOR SCHOOL
In a February 18, 2015, statement released by the Georgia Department of Education, Gordon Central High School was recognized for its accomplishments in the area of advanced placement course offerings. GCHS was named to both the Advanced Placement Challenge and Humanities Honors lists for 2015. Full Story
BELWOOD ELEMENTARY'S KOLTERMAN SHARES GRAMMY-WINNING EXPERIENCE WITH STUDENTS
On February 8, 2015, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus received a Grammy for Best Engineered Album-Classical for its recording of ‘Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending’ Michael Bishop, Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus.. An integral member of this award-winning group was first soprano, Vicky Kolterman, music teacher at Belwood Elementary School. Full Story
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS SELECTED TO RECEIVE $2.2 MILLION FOR LITERACY
Gordon County Schools officials were notified this afternoon that the district will be recommended to the State Board of Education by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement to receive one of fifteen Striving Reader Comprehension Literacy Grants. Pending approval, the grant will award more than $2.2 million to the district for the purpose of developing a literacy plan for elementary and middle school students. The literacy plan will include additional technology and other resources to enhance literacy instruction for the students in the district. The grant was prepared and submitted by the schools’ literacy coaches, led by Curriculum Specialist, Beth Herod. Congratulations to all of these educators for a job well done!