The Columbia County School System has established a pattern for consistent excellence and achievement, making it one of the premier school systems in Georgia. Columbia County students at the elementary and secondary school level consistently excel at a level greater than their peers at both the state and national level in the areas of academic achievement.
Expansion Magazine Award
Expansion Magazine, a leading national publication for expansion and relocation, has honored Columbia County School System with a Blue Ribbon rating. This Blue Ribbon rating is determined by evaluating college-board scores, graduation rates, and the community's financial commitment to education. Expansion Magazine has evaluated school districts around the country for over a decade.
The Columbia County School System currently operates:
18 elementary schools, pre-kindergarten-5th grade
8 middle schools, grades 6-8
5 high schools, grades 9-12
1 alternative school, grades 6-12
Building new schools, or renovating and upgrading existing facilities, is a constant process which enables the Columbia County School System to maintain cutting edge facilities and accommodate future growth while providing a world class education for all students.
Students attend schools based on geographical zones established by the Columbia County Board of Education. Currently, there are 4 high schools, with feeder schools coming from middle and elementary schools. Detailed information on school zones can be obtained by visiting the Columbia County School District website.