Our schools are top-notch.
Fayette County Public Schools are known for providing a “private school” level education for all students. Not only is the system highly acclaimed for its academic rigor and achievement, but it also offers students a well-rounded educational experience by providing many opportunities for extracurricular participation in the areas of fine and performing arts, technology, business & entrepreneurship, and sports.
FACTS & FIGURES
- 20,000 students enrolled in grades Pre-K through 12th Grade
- 94.5% high school graduation rate, which is 25% higher than the state average
- 24 schools including 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, five high schools, one nontraditional high school, one alternative high school, and a Center of Innovation
- 1119 2017 SAT total mean score, which ranks in the top 25% in the state
MORE THAN JUST GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Along with our public schools, we also have exceptional private schools, innovative K-12 programs, and undergraduate and graduate degree programs in nearly every field.
Both the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report recognized Fayette’s high schools as being among the most challenging and best in the country for preparing students for college and career readiness.
CHECK OUT OUR RANKINGS
Niche, the largest website for researching public and private K-12 schools, named Fayette County Public Schools as a 2017 Best School District in America
Kedron Elementary was one of nine Georgia schools awarded the 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award by the U.S. Department of Education.
Four of the county’s high schools ranked in the top 10 percent of all U.S. high schools on the Washington Posts’ list of America’s most challenging high schools for 2016.
Fayette County boasts some of the highest SAT scores in the state, ranking within the top 25% statewide in 2017. McIntosh High ranked fifth in the state.
PROGRAMS BUILT FOR SUCCESS
Center of Innovation
Fayette County Public Schools’ Center of Innovation, opened in partnership with Southern Crescent Technical College, offers career pathways in culinary arts and health sciences and includes college credit and industry certifications.
Qualified Fayette County high school students can take college courses that fulfill high school requirements but also count as college credit through Georgia’s dual enrollment program.
Work-Based Learning & Youth Apprenticeship
Work Based Learning (WBL) provides an opportunity for students to develop a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include a structured work experience that is based on students’ individual career goals/pathway.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONTINUED EDUCATION
Upon completion of high school, students are well-prepared to excel in classes at world-class post-secondary institutions throughout metro Atlanta, include these in Fayette County:
SOUTHERN CRESCENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE
CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY
GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE