|Dr. Gordon Pritz, Superintendent
Welcome to our website for the Douglas County School System (DCSS) in Douglasville, Georgia. Our mission is to provide a quality education for every student in a safe and supportive environment. Although a great challenge, we embrace it and work hard every day to achieve it.
We are the 16th largest school district in Georgia with over 25,000 students in our 35 schools. Our 235 buses travel over 10,000 miles daily. We serve over 20,000 nutritious meals each day. We are the largest employer in the county with 2,000 certified staff and 1,500 classified staff. We believe a positive school culture is critical to student success and in the spring of 2011 were the only public school system in Georgia to be named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “Best Workplaces” for the large organizations category. DCSS is blessed with many dedicated professional educators, engaged students and involved parents. What a great place to live, work, and attend school!
We enjoy strong community support in Douglas County Schools. All our schools have active parent organizations and/or booster clubs. Our Partner in Education (PIE) program promotes student achievement with close to 400 business/school relationships. Through the Public Education Trust (PET) our teachers can receive mini-grants to promote classroom initiatives and our students can earn scholarships. Our mentoring program (MATCH) partners over 300 of our students with a caring and compassionate adult volunteer. After school programs are offered in all elementary schools and most middle schools.
Finally, we value a relevant and rigorous curriculum with student learning as our core business. A safe and supportive learning environment is our highest priority. Our building and district leadership strive to provide the very best educational experience for all learners. All of our teachers are “highly qualified” as defined by federal requirements and strive to provide quality instruction that is consistent with expectations that are high. Our support staff works hard to add to the school setting and the quality of education in our entire district.
We take pride in all our schools in Douglas County, where “leading and learning” are important and valued!
Dr. Gordon Pritz
Dr. Gordon Pritz was named Superintendent effective May 1, 2010. Click here to email Dr. Pritz or you may contact his secretary, Melanie Nicholson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.