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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Georgia Milestones begin in Columbia County

Georgia Milestones Assessment System testing will begin in Columbia County.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Old Bel Air Elementary School will be demolished

The Columbia County Board of Education awarded the demolition project bid Tuesday night to Chaplin and Sons of Augusta for $113,560.
By Abbigail Lennon | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Whitaker will not seek re-election to Columbia County school board

Columbia County school board member Roxanne Whitaker has announced her decision not to seek re-election for the District 4 seat.
Friday, March 4, 2016

Dekle announces plans to run for board chairman

The decision by Dekle, currently the District 1 representative and board vice chairman, comes a day after the chairman Regina Buccafusco announced she wouldn't seek reelection on May 24.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Buccafusco won't seek reelection to school board

Columbia County's board of education chairman will not seek reelection.
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

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
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