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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Columbia County board OKs hiring

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

School boards oppose Deal legislation

Board of Education members from Richmond and Columbia counties said they strongly opposed Governor Nathan Deal's proposed school opportunity district legislation.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, March 23, 2015

Tobacco bans a 'normal part of life' for schools

As public school districts across Georgia continue to ban tobacco products, Richmond and Columbia County officials say their long-running bans have become “a normal part” of school life.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Harlem High drama coach resigns over texts to student

Harlem High School's drama teacher resigned Thursday morning amid allegations of "inappropriate texts" with an 18-year-old female student, authorities said. Columbia County sheriff's Capt.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, March 5, 2015

Harlem athletic director resigns after burglary arrest

Harlem High School's athletic director resigned Monday after a weekend burglary arrest.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, March 2, 2015

Columbia County opens transfer opportunities

Columbia County parents interested in requesting a permissive transfer next year for their children have until March 6 to apply for one of 329 spots at five public schools.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

They call him 'Mr. Greenbrier'

Since Greenbrier High School opened in 1996, Chris Powell has been one of Greenbrier's few mainstays. 
By Doug Stutsman | Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Schools seek flexibility in state regulations

Columbia County's school system wants to opt out of the state's new requirement to pick one of three "flexibility options" for system operations by the end of June.
By Steve Crawford | Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Columbia County approves rezoning plan, grants waivers

Columbia County School Board trustees approved a massive school rezoning plan that could affect up to 200 Greenbrier High School students who will be moved to the Lakeside High School zone.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Columbia County school rezoning vote tonight

Columbia County School Board trustees are scheduled to vote Tuesday on the most extensive plan ever proposed in the county.
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Columbia County parents hope to halt school rezoning plan

A group of Greenbrier High School parents hope to put the brakes on Columbia County's plan to rezone up to 200 students to Lakeside High School next fall.
By Steve Crawford | Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Columbia County school change gets crowd

Columbia County School District officials presented proposed rezoning plans before a packed public hearing at the Grovetown High School auditorium Thursday
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Some schools make gains on report card, but system still struggles

A number of Richmond County schools showed improvements on Georgia's 2014 accountability report card measuring student achievement and progress levels, but the system itself still performed below ...
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Local school districts weigh three flexibility options

By June, every district in Georgia is required to adopt one of three flexibility options, essentially operating contracts that grant freedom from certain requirements of state law in exchange for ...
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

How your school boards work for you

Both Augusta and Columbia County have their education policies governed by local boards of education.
By Sean Gruber | Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Stallings Island Middle earns award, ice cream

Stallings Island Middle School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Columbia County students show off STEM projects

Columbia County's STEM Showcase is designed to help foster relationships between Columbia County middle schools and companies invested in science andn engineering. 
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Columbia County schools propose rezoning

Columbia County school officials unveiled a massive rezoning plan that has the potentil to affect hundreds of students at 16 different schools next year.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Schools work on cyber security education

Leaders from school systems in Richmond and Columbia counties collaborated with Fort Gordon, Georgia Regents University and Augusta Technical College to design a curriculum for cyber security.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
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