Henry County Schools, Georgia

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Henry County Schools
Henry County, Georgia
Henry County Schools logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Rodney Bowler
Graduation rate:75.54 percent[2]
Number of schools:52
Budget: $420.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Pam Nutt
Board members:5
Term length:4
Henry County Schools is a school district in Georgia that served 39,909 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[1] The district offers a variety of education options including the online Impact Academy for students in grades six through 12 and career training for high school students at the Academy for Advanced Studies.[3]

About the district

Henry County Schools is located in Henry County, Georgia
Henry County Schools is located in Henry County, Georgia. The county seat of Henry County is McDonough. Henry County is home to 211,128 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4] Henry County Schools is the seventh-largest school district in Georgia.


Henry County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 25.0 percent of Henry 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 Henry County was $62,377 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Henry County was 10.3 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Henry County (%) Georgia (%)
White 55.7 62.8
Black or African American 38.6 31.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.5
Asian 3.2 3.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.1 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 6.1 9.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. 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.[5]


The superintendent of Henry County Schools is Rodney Bowler as of June 24, 2014. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2013. Bowler previously worked as a principal, human resources director and assistant superintendent for the district.[6]

School board

The Henry County Board of Education consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member is elected to a specific geographic district.

Henry County Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Pam Nutt 1 2016
Josh Hinton 2 2016
Mike Griffin 3 2016
Ryan S. Davis 4 2014
Erik Charles 5 2014

School board elections

See also: Henry County Schools elections (2014)

Members of the board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were up for election on May 20, 2014. Three seats will be on the ballot in May 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The board does not maintain publicly available guidelines for public participation in board meetings as of June 24, 2014.


The table below displays the budget for Henry County Schools:[7][8][9]

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 $259,290,831 54.7% $39,020,182 8.2% $108,812,651 22.9% $62,533,113 13.2% $4,506,702 1% $474,163,479
2013-2014 $250,299,792 59% $53,433,944 12.6% $84,961,810 20% $30,688,763 7.2% $4,786,606 1.1% $424,170,915
2014-2015 $266,316,797 63.4% $60,519,760 14.4% $49,624,857 11.8% $38,638,162 9.2% $4,952,065 1.2% $420,051,641
Averages: $258,635,806.67 59% $50,991,295.33 12% $81,133,106 18% $43,953,346 10% $4,748,457.67 1% $439,462,011.67

Teacher salaries

Teacher salaries at Henry County Schools are categorized based on higher education achievement and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table lists salaries for district teachers during the 2014-2015 school year:[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Provision certificate + Bachelors 31,586 31,586
Professional certificate + Bachelors 33,424 59,983
Provisional certificate + Masters 35,597 62,810
Professional certificate + Masters 38,438 67,828
Professional certificate + Specialist 43,435 76,641
Professional certificate + Doctorate 48,213 85,075

Schools in Henry County Schools


The district served 39,909 students during the 2011-2012 school year. The district experienced a 2.3 percent increase in enrollment between 2007 and 2011. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2011:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2007-2008 39,000 -
2008-2009 39,956 2.4
2009-2010 40,951 2.4
2010-2011 40,909 -0.1
2011-2012 39,909 -2.4

District schools

Henry County Schools operates 52 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Henry County Schools
Academy for Advanced Studies
Austin Road Elementary School
Austin Road Middle School
Bethlehem Elementary School
Cotton Indian Elementary School
Dutchtown Elementary School
Dutchtown High School
Dutchtown Middle School
Eagle's Landing High School
Eagle's Landing Middle School
Eastlake Elementary School
Fairview Elementary School
Flippen Elementary School
Hampton Elementary School
Hampton Middle School
Henry County High
Henry County Middle
Hickory Flat Elementary
Impact Academy
Locust Grove Elementary School
Locust Grove High School
Locust Grove Middle School
Luella Elementary School
Luella High School
Luella Middle School
McDonough Elementary School
Mt. Carmel Elementary School
New Hope Elementary
Oakland Elementary School
Ola Elementary School
Ola High School
Ola Middle School
Pate's Creek Elementary School
Patrick Henry Academy
Pleasant Grove Elementary
Red Oak Elementary School
Rock Spring Elementary School
Rocky Creek Elementary
Smith-Barnes Elementary School
Stockbridge Elementary School
Stockbridge High School
Stockbridge Middle School
Timber Ridge Elementary
Tussahaw Elementary
Union Grove High School
Union Grove Middle School
Unity Grove Elementary School
Walnut Creek Elementary School
Wesley Lakes Elementary School
Woodland Elementary School
Woodland Middle School
Woodland High School

Academic performance

The Georgia Department of Education administers annual tests to students in grades three through eight called the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT). These tests assess the proficiency of district students in five academic subjects including reading, English language arts (ELA), math, science and social studies. The CRCTs are designed to measure progress by students in topics covered by the Common Core State Standards. A student meets state proficiency goals with a score of 800 and exceeds state proficiency goals with a score of 850 or higher. The following tables detail the percentage of students who met or exceeded proficiency levels on the CRCTs during the 2012-2013 school year:[12][13]

CRCT Scores, Grades 3-5, 2012-2013[13]
Grade Subject District meets/exceeds standard (%)
3 Reading 95.2
3 ELA 92.0
3 Math 81.2
3 Science 81.8
3 Social Science 88.8
4 Reading 95.7
4 ELA 94.5
4 Math 87.3
4 Science 86.8
4 Social Science 87.2
5 Reading 96.3
5 ELA 97.0
5 Math 93.3
5 Science 85.3
5 Social Science 87.3

CRCT Scores, Grades 6-8, 2012-2013[13]
Grade Subject District meets/exceeds standard (%)
6 Reading 98.4
6 ELA 94.9
6 Math 87.3
6 Science 76.4
6 Social Science 83.2
7 Reading 97.3
7 ELA 96.2
7 Math 93.3
7 Science 87.4
7 Social Science 87.5
8 Reading 98.7
8 ELA 96.4
8 Math 84.9
8 Science 76.0
8 Social Science 81.7

Contact information

Henry County Schools logo.jpg
Henry County Schools
33 N. Zack Hinton Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: (770) 957-6601

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