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Carroll County Schools
Carroll County, Georgia
Carroll County Schools logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Scott Cowart
Graduation rate:73.9%[1]
Number of schools:25
Budget: $103.9 million[2]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Jon Anderson
Board members:7
Term length:4
Carroll County Schools is a school district in Georgia. It is the 24th-largest school district in Georgia, serving 14,580 students in 25 schools during the 2013-2014 school year with an operating budget of $103.9 million.[3]

About the district

Carroll County Schools is located in Carroll County, Georgia
Carroll County Schools is located in Carroll County, Georgia. Carroll County is home to 112,355 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4]


Carroll County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 18.8 percent of Carroll County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.8 percent for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Carroll County was $46,704 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Carroll County was 17.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Carroll County (%) Georgia (%)
White 78.0 62.8
Black or African American 18.6 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.5
Asian 0.9 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 6.4 9.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Republican Vote (%) Democratic Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 67.9 30.5 1.6
2008 65.8 32.9 1.3
2004 70.3 28.9 0.8

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]


The superintendent of Carroll County Schools is Scott Cowart.

School board

The Carroll County school board is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.[8]

Carroll County School Board
Member District Term Ends
Rob Cleveland District 1 2016
Sandra A. Morris District 2 2018
Chris Gammon District 3 2016
Dennise Pate District 4 2018
Donald L. Nixon District 5 2018
Bart Carter District 6 2016
Jon Anderson District 7 2016

School board elections

See also: Carroll County Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Carroll County school board are elected to four-year terms. Each election is held biannually in May. Three seats were up for election in 2014 and four seats are up for election in 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Carroll County school board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:

Regular Meetings

The Carroll County Board of Education welcomes visitors and will hear any interested citizen and/or employee of the school district pursuant to the guidelines outlined in this policy.

The Public Participation will occur at both the beginning of the Monthly Board Work Session Meeting and at the Monthly Regular Meeting, immediately following the recognition portion of the agenda. The Board, by majority vote, may elect to move the regularly scheduled time for public input to facilitate procedure for input regarding another item on the agenda. The open session for public input should not exceed thirty (30) minutes.

Agenda Items: Individuals desiring to appear before the Board shall sign in prior to the beginning of the meeting containing the agenda item(s) of interest.

Non-Agenda Items: Individuals desiring to appear before the Board regarding an item that is not on the agenda must notify the Superintendent a minimum of five business days prior to the date of the meeting at which the individual desires to speak.

Certain acquisition of real estate issues, legal reference, individual student discipline cases, and personnel items that are excluded from the Open Meetings Act will not be discussed during this session.[9]

—Carroll County Schools website, (2014)[10]


The table below displays the budget for Carroll County Schools:[11]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $78,289,145 74.4% $2,993,144 2.8% $22,379,353 21.3% $0 0% $1,557,353 1.5% $105,218,995
2013-2014 $78,083,925 75.1% $3,069,807 3% $21,440,398 20.6% $0 0% $1,396,899 1.3% $103,991,029
Averages: $78,186,535 75% $3,031,475.5 3% $21,909,875.5 21% $0 0% $1,477,126 1% $104,605,012

Teacher salaries

Carroll County teacher salaries are based on years of service and teacher certification. A teacher can earn higher salaries by pursuing various teaching certifications. The salary schedule also accounts for experience by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries depending on years of service. The following table details the salary schedule set forth by the Georgia Department of Education:[12]

Salary structure
Years of experience Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
0-2 years 31,586 48,213
3-5 years 32,505 52,683
6-8 years 35,550 58,974
9-10 years 38,847 60,743
11-12 years 40,012 62,565
13-14 years 41,212 64,442
15-16 years 42,448 66,375
17-18 years 43,721 68,366
19-20 years 45,033 70,417
21+ years 46,384 72,530

Schools in Carroll County Schools


The district served 14,580 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 1.6 percent decrease in enrollment between 2008 and 2014. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2014:[13]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008-2009 14,820 NA
2009-2010 14,658 -1.0
2010-2011 14,490 -1.1
2011-2012 14,307 -1.2
2012-2013 14,283 -0.1
2013-2014 14,580 2.0

District schools

Carroll County Schools operates 25 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[14]

Carroll County Schools
School Name
Bay Springs Middle School
Bowdon Elementary School
Bowdon High School
Bowdon Middle School
Central Elementary School
Central High School
Central Middle School
College and Career Academy
Glanton-Hindsman Elementary School
GOAL Program
Ithica Elementary School
Mount Zion Elementary School
Mount Zion High School
Mount Zion Middle School
Providence Elementary Elementary
Roopville Elementary School
Sand Hill Elementary School
Sharp Creek Elementary School
Temple Elementary School
Temple High School
Temple Middle School
Villa Rica Elementary School
Villa Rica High School
Villa Rica Middle School
Whitesburg Elementary School

Academic performance

Adequate Yearly Progress

Academic performance statistics for the district are available via Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. These reports provide measurements defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which allow the U.S. Department of Education to determine the academic performance of every public school and school district across the country. In Georgia, a district meets AYP standards if they have 95% test participation, academic performance (Annual Measurable Objective) and a second indicator of either attendance rate or graduation rate. Carroll County Schools did not meet AYP in 2010 and 2011.[15]

District AYP scores
Performance Indicators 2010 2011
Test participation Y
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Academic performance N
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Second indicator N
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AYP Group Status N
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Contact information

Carroll County Schools logo.jpg
Carroll County Schools

164 Independence Dr.
Carrollton, GA 30116-9000

Phone: (770) 832-3568

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. Georgia Department of Education, "2013 4-year Cohort Graduation Rates," accessed June 19, 2014
  2. Carroll County Schools, "Draft Summary of Budget for Fiscal Year 2013/14," accessed November 26, 2013
  3. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 11, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Census Bureau, "Carroll County, Georgia," accessed May 13, 2014
  5. Carroll County Board of Elections, "Archived Election Results," accessed May 13, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  8. Carroll County Schools, "Board of Education," accessed June 20, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. Carroll County Schools, "Policies," accessed June 20, 2014
  11. Carroll County Schools, "Draft Summary of Budget for Fiscal Year 2013/14," accessed November 26, 2013
  12. Georgia Department of Education, "State Salary Schedule," accessed June 18, 2014
  13. Georgia Department of Education, "Enrollment by Ethnicity/Race , Gender and Grade Level (PK-12)," accessed June 20, 2014
  14. Carroll County Schools, "Schools," accessed June 20, 2014
  15. Georgia Department of Education, "Carroll County Schools," access June 18, 2014