About Whitfield County Schools
We know every student is different. They live in different parts of the county. Some have brothers and sisters and others don’t. Academic and financial support varies from one home to the next. The staff members of Whitfield County Schools want to learn from students, parents, and stakeholders in the community. We strive to respond to their needs and provide a safe and supportive environment to challenge students with meaningful work.
Our team of educators work together across grade levels, content areas, and among all of our 24 schools. We believe all of our employees are leaders and encourage them to learn from each other. This open dialogue helps each teacher design a portfolio of customized work that helps them teach students how they learn best.
Times have changed. So has school.
The variety and intensity of instruction may surprise guests in our schools. Memories of quiet instruction in neat rows of desks may be wildly different from what they find in Whitfield County Schools. Students spend part of their time working alone, but often work together in small groups or as a class. Lecture hasn’t disappeared from our classrooms, it happens all the time, but we think it’s OK for teaching and learning to be loud and messy, too.
We want students to have a say in their education and building relationships is the best way for us to design work that interests them. Providing opportunities for students to customize their learning with a variety of interesting choices encourages them to volunteer their time and attention.
Customizing. Communicating. Collaborating. Critical thinking and problem solving. Our teachers work to instill these qualities in their students as they move from elementary to middle to high school graduation. When possible, lessons blend a variety of content areas and require different skills to help students see how their school work is relevant in their daily lives.
Then and now
When the Whitfield County School System was established in 1872, its primary purpose was to educate children when they were not needed on the family farm. A lot has changed since then! We are now the 26th-largest of Georgia’s 180 public school districts. More than 13,000 students attend 24 schools that include:
- 13 elementary schools
- 5 middle schools
- 3 comprehensive high schools
- 1 charter high school career academy
- 1 special-purpose high school
We believe the best way to learn about our schools is to see them in action. We encourage you to visit any of our schools for a firsthand experience of the teaching and learning happening in Whitfield County Schools.
About this site
We have redesigned our website to make it easier for our guests to find the information they seek and to help us get to know our visitors. Keep reading to learn how our site improvements are designed to help you. We appreciate your patience as we work to make more information available for you. If you need immediate assistance, you may sign up for a free account that enables you to use the blue feedback tab to the left. Thank you for visiting Whitfield County Schools!
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