Douglas County School District
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|Douglas County School District|
|9030 Highway 5
Douglasville, Georgia, 30134-1539
|Superintendent||Dr. Gordon Pritz|
|Grades||Pre-school - 12|
|Accreditation(s)||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Georgia Accrediting Commission
- This article is about the school district in Douglasville, Georgia, US. For other uses please see Douglas County School District (disambiguation)
Douglas County School District is a public school district in Douglas County, Georgia, US, based in Douglasville. It serves the communities of Austell, Douglasville, Lithia Springs, Villa Rica, and Winston, Georgia. The Douglas County School District is the seventeenth largest district in Georgia.
The school district's central administrative offices are in Douglas County. Here graduates can access their records and transcripts. All major decisions about the schools are held at the school central administrative building.
Board of education
The board of education consists of five members representing places in the county. The members are elected at large and serve a term of four years. The board of education meets twice monthly, except during January and July, on the first and third Tuesdays.
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- Annette Winn Elementary School
- Arbor Station Elementary School
- Beulah Elementary School
- Bill Arp Elementary School
- Bright Star Elementary School
- Burnett Elementary School
- Chapel Hill Elementary School
- Dorsett Shoals Elementary School
- East Side Elementary School
- Factory Shoals Elementary School
- Holly Springs Elementary School
- Lithia Springs Elementary School
- Mason Creek Elementary School
- Mirror Lake Elementary School
- Mt. Carmel Elementary School
- Mt. Vernon Elementary School (Opens in August 2012)
- New Manchester Elementary School
- North Douglas Elementary School
- South Douglas Elementary School
- Sweetwater Elementary School
- Winston Elementary School
- Chapel Hill Middle School
- Chestnut Log Middle School
- Factory Shoals Middle School
- Fairplay Middle School
- Mason Creek Middle School
- Stewart Middle School
- Turner Middle School
- Yeager Middle School
- Alexander High School
- Chapel Hill High School
- Douglas County High School
- Lithia Springs High School
- New Manchester High School
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South Douglas Elementary School
The school is located in a community named Fairplay. The principal is Mr. Duffey and the school has a total of 538 students in grades Pre-K to 5th grade. The new South Douglas building was built in 1992. It was the first school in Douglas County to start an After School Program and the first to use the Reading First Program. The colors for the school are red and white and the mascot is the Bear Cub.
Douglas County High School
The first high school to open in Douglas County, built in the early 1880s. Most of the school was rebuilt due to a fire in the early 1990s, reopening in 1992. Douglas County has over 2000 students. The school offers over 40 club, extra curricular activities and sports. The school offering the International Baccalaureate Program. It has a graphic arts program which allows students to make sports shirts, teacher notepads, absentee notices etc.
Douglas County High Schools teams are the Douglas County Tigers, competing in the Georgia High School Association AAAA classification. The school fields teams in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, fast-pitch softball, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. The schools colors are navy blue and gold.
Alexander High School
Built to relieve overpopulation between Douglas County High School and Lithia Springs High school, Alexander High School opened for the 1986-1987 school year. The school's namesake, Robert S. Alexander, was an employee of the Douglas County School System.Alexander High School teams are known as the Alexander Cougars and compete in the Georgia High School Association AAAA classification. The school fields teams in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, fast-pitch softball, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. The school's colors are red and black.
Chapel Hill Middle School
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Lithia Springs High School
Lithia Springs High School is a public high school located on East County Line Road, in Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States. It is also known as Lithia Springs Comprehensive High School. It was the second high school to open in the Douglas County School District. Until December 2nd, 1975, Douglas County had only one high school, Douglas County High School, which opened in the late 1930s. By 1974 the secondary school population had grown to over 3,000 students, far too many for the existing buildings of DCHS to accommodate in a regular school day. So beginning in August 1974, the county had to resort to double sessions. This meant that those students designated to attend Lithia Springs HS would attend the afternoon session, starting at about 11:00 and going until about 5:30. Construction and weather problems delayed the grand opening of LSHS until December, 1975.
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