Columbia County Board of Education

As the Columbia County school system continues to grow, so does its infrastructure.

The school system opened its fifth high school, Grovetown High School, in August of 2009. The $40 million facility is located near the corner of Chamblin and Baker Place roads and eased overcrowding at Greenbrier High School. The 86-classroom campus is spread across more than 70 acres.

Stallings Island Middle School opened in 2008 on Blackstone Camp Road. The school was named for nearby Stallings Island, which is located in the Savannah River about eight miles from Augusta. 

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Many teachers don't recommend field to others, survey says

More than 60 percent of Georgia public school teachers said they would not recommend that high school students follow them into the education field, according to a survey released Wednesday.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Officials optimistic about education law

The Every Student Succeeds Act removes many of the federal standards put in place by the expired No Child Left Behind Act, ending the Common Core mandate and placing more power into the hands of ...
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Transitions fair acts as 'bridge' for disabled students

The 2015 CSRA Transitions Fair is designed to inform families with disabilities about programs designed to help them in their school and home life.
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

Poor results prompt schools to begin preparations for next Milestones

School district officials said they are taking steps to prepare students and teachers for the next wave of Milestones testing during the upcoming spring semester.
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Local students struggle with Milestones test

Students from Richmond and Columbia counties struggled with the first round of Georgia Milestones testing, according to results released Monday.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Studies show lack of geography skills

According to a report released by the Government Ac­count­ability Office last month, roughly 73 percent of eighth-grade students taking the National Assessment of Educa­tio­nal ...
By Sean Gruber | Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Milestones test results to be released Monday

The state Department of Education will release the school and district level scores for the first wave of Georgia Milestones test Monday.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

As grad rates climb, school officials cite 'personalized learning'

High school graduation rates are climbing, and school officials said they hope to continue the trend with a mix of "personalized learning" and a focus on intervening with struggling students as ...
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

High school grad rates jump

Graduation rates in nearly every high school in Richmond and Columbia counties increased slightly
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Superintendents have differing views on flexibility option

The Richmond and Columbia county school districts chose to adopt the same school flexibility option for similar reasons this month, but the superintendents offer contrasting views of how it will ...
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Teacher's comments about C.J. Pearson investigated

A Columbia Middle School teacher is in hot water over comments he is accused of making about the school's most famous student.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Westmont teacher is tops in Columbia County

Jennifer Gurley, who is in her fourth year teaching at Westmont Elementary, said teaching had always been her calling as long as she can remember.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Cedar Ridge Elementary inching closer to winning playground

Cedar Ridge Elementary is ranked No. 2 in the nation with nearly 150,000 recycled Capri Sun drink pouches.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

"Hard" lockdowns increase in Richmond County schools

The Richmond County school system experienced more "hard" lockdowns last month than during the last school year, but officials said planning has made sure they cause minimal disruption while ...
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Augusta Milestone test results returned

Fewer than 39 percent of Georgia students were found proficient during the first wave of the Georgia Milestones testing, but state officials say lower performance is linked to "more rigorous" ...
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

State education department distributes books to promote literacy

The Georgia Department of Education is sending over 250,000 books out to pre-K and kindergarten classes across Georgia, an initiative school officials hope will improve literacy rates and ...
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Columbia County goes for flexibility, mandates in state contract

Columbia County school officials said Wednesday that the district will enter a five-year contract with the Georgia Department of Education that will provide broad flexibility in abiding by state ...
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Columbia County keeps building schools

Construction on Columbia County school campuses is expected to continue for a few years.
By Valerie Rowell | Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Richmond County elementary schools lead in weapons cases

There were more weapons-related incidents in Richmond County elementary schools during the 2014-15 school year than at middle or high schools, with the weapons ranging from blunt objects to handguns.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Columbia County charter school bid denied

For the second consecutive year, the State Charter Schools Commission has denied a local group's petition to establish an arts-infused charter school in Columbia County.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
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