Habersham County School District

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Habersham County School District
132 Stanford Mill Road
Clarkesville, Georgia, 30523
United States
Coordinates 34°36′29″N 83°31′23″W / 34.608179°N 83.523165°W / 34.608179; -83.523165Coordinates: 34°36′29″N 83°31′23″W / 34.608179°N 83.523165°W / 34.608179; -83.523165[1]
Superintendent Matthew Cooper
Faculty 365[2]
Grades Pre-school - 12
Enrollment 5,955[2]
Accreditations Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Telephone (706) 754-1234
Fax (706) 754-4141

The Habersham County School District is a public school district in Habersham County, Georgia, USA, based in Clarkesville, Georgia. It serves the communities of Alto, Baldwin, Clarkesville, Cornelia, Demorest, Mount Airy, Raoul, and Tallulah Falls, Georgia.


The Habersham County School District has eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools.[3]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Baldwin Elementary School
  • Clarkesville Elementary School
  • Cornelia Elementary School
  • Demorest Elementary School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Hazel Grove Elementary School
  • Level Grove Elementary School
  • Woodville Elementary School

Middle schools[edit]

  • North Habersham Middle School
  • South Habersham Middle School
  • Wilbanks Middle School

High schools[edit]

  • Habersham Ninth Grade Academy
  • Habersham Central High School
  • North Habersham High School (closed 1970)
  • South Habersham High School (closed 1970)

Habersham Central High School's (HCHS) first classes began in the late summer of 1970, graduating the first class in June 1971. HCHS was formed by the consolidation of the previous two high schools — North Habersham High School and South Habersham High School. Upon forming the new school in 1970, the students voted on school colors and mascot - the colors selected were silver and blue with the mascot being a Raider. Several years after opening the school added orange, and silver was dropped. When it opened HCHS did not have a football field or auditorium, both were completed later.

In 2009 ground was broken for a new high school building across Camp Creek Road from the present facility. Upon completion, the new facility will house grades 10 - 12 and the older facility will be renovated and house the 9th grade.

North Habersham High School (NHHS) was in Clarkesville, Georgia, and served the northern part of the county until 1970 when it combined with South Habersham High School to form Habersham Central High School. NHHS's mascot was the Bobcat and the colors were black and gold.

South Habersham High School (SHHS) was located in Cornelia, Georgia and served the southern part of the county until 1970 when it combined with North Habersham High School to form Habersham Central High School. SHHS's mascot was the Rebels and the colors were red and gray.


  1. ^ "Free US Geocoder". Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  2. ^ a b School Stats, Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved July 15, 2010.

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