About Barrow County School System


Barrow County School System: Boldly Committed to Student Success


Ensuring an exceptional education that leads each student to become a high-achieving and responsible citizen

Barrow County School System is the 24th largest school system in Georgia with 2,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 900 teachers and other certified personnel, who work in 20 schools, programs, and administrative buildings.

As a growing metro-Atlanta suburban community of about 81,000 residents, Barrow County is an hour east of Atlanta and 30 minutes west of Athens. Barrow County School System operates as a Charter System, which allows flexibility from many one-size-fits-all state education requirements. The charter system status enables our district to invest in BOLD innovative instructional practices and focus on "Building Our Learning Differently."

During the 2023-2024 school year, approximately 15,390 students will attend classes in 10 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools and 3 innovative programs.

To fully realize our student-centered vision and mission, Barrow County School System pursues strategic goals in four key areas:

Academics & Student Success

Academics & Student Success

Elevating the Teaching Profession

Elevating the Teaching Profession

Communication & Culture

Communications & Culture

Finances & Infrastructure

Finances & Infrastructure

We believe a quality school system ...

  • Provides a world class education in a safe and caring environment which assures each student’s success
  • Enhances individual student achievement through real-world experiences and active learning
  • Challenges students to exceed local, state, and national academic standards
  • Nurtures the total well-being, independence, creativity, and talents of each student enabling them to be postsecondary and/or workforce ready
  • Motivates students to develop exceptional critical thinking, reasoning, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Prepares students to be technologically literate
  • Develops continuous, collaborative relationships with students, parents, business partners, mentors and other community members
  • Respects diversity and promotes cultural understanding among all students and employees in every environment
  • Expects all school system employees to recognize that they are a major influence on our students
State of the Schools presentation image

The State of the Schools highlights achievements from the previous school year and looks ahead with Strategic Plan priorities.

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