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.
DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
In compliance with both Georgia Special Education Annual Program Plan Under P.L. 94-142 and Gordon County School System Comprehensive Plan for Special Education policy on destruction of data collected, maintained or used in the provision of a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities and/or exceptional children in the Gordon County School System, the Department of Special Education announces its intention for destruction of data.
Records on students, who were enrolled in a special education program with a birth date of December 31, 1991 or before, are no longer needed for education planning purposes. These records may be needed by the student or parent for Social Security or other reasons. The system plans to destroy these records in June of 2015. If you, as the student or parent of the student, desire copies of these records prior to destruction, you should contact Gordon County Schools Special Education office at 706-629-4474. Identification will be required.
GORDON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LITERARY TEAM TAKES REGION AND STATE
Following their region championship, Gordon Central High School's first place literary team traveled to Veterans High School in Perry on March 14 to compete in state literary competition. During that compeition, Gordon Central's Literary Team won 2 individual championships - Noah Hunt, boys' dramatic interpretation and Sadie Richardson, girls' essay. With 23 points, Gordon Central brought home the State Literary Team trophy. Full Story
GRAVES FINALIST FOR GOVERNOR'S HONORS
Miss JoAnn Graves, daughter of U.S. Rep. Tom and Julie Graves and a junior at Sonoraville High School, has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Governor’s Honors Program in the area of social studies. Full Story
ALL GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS RECEIVE FOUR OR FIVE STARS FOR SCHOOL CLIMATE
All schools in the Gordon County Schools' district received a star rating of at least four out of five stars in the new school climate star ratings, with Red Bud Middle scoring a perfect five out of five stars. Full Story
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS NAMES 2015 SYSTEM YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS
The Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE) and the Georgia Department of Education sponsor Young Georgia Authors writing compeition for all systems in the state of Georgia. Gordon County Schools recently released the names of district winners at each grade level. These students have won his/her individual class, school, and system for his/her grade level. The K-12 winning pieces have been sent to the state-level competition.Full Story
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION SET FOR MARCH 23-27
Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year will take place during the week of March 23. Anyone who has a student who will be attending kindergarten in the fall should go to the child's districted school during regular school hours to complete the registration process. Full Story
PRUITT NAMED 2015 MEDIA SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR
Sheri Pruitt, Media Specialist at Sonoraville Elementary School, was recently chosen by her peers to represent Gordon County Schools in the Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year competition later this spring. The basis for her nomination comes from the work she puts in on a regular basis with students in the media center at SES and for the contributions she has made to the profession. Full Story