Central Administrative Offices
9030 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30134
Douglas County is located 20 miles west of downtown Atlanta and encompasses 200 square miles of gently rolling foothills of the Appalachian Piedmont. The county population was estimated at 129,703 in 2009. It is bordered on the south by the Chattahoochee River, east by Cobb and Fulton Counties, north by Paulding County, and west by Carroll County. Douglas County's strategic location as the western gateway to Atlanta, and its proximity and ease of access to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, make it the enviable place to live, work and play. Douglas County is a special place that blends natural beauty with urban convenience and amenities.
Student enrollment in the school district is approximately 24,500 students. There are 20 elementary schools (kindergarten through fifth grade), 8 middle schools (grades six through eight) and five high schools (grades nine through twelve). Our newest elementary replacement school, Factory Shoals Elementary School, opened on Mt. Vernon Road for the 2012-2013 school year. The Douglas County Performance Learning Center is now located in the former Factory Shoals Elementary School on Shoals School Road.
The District's Central Administrative Office is located at 9030 Highway 5, Douglasville, GA 30135, about one mile north of Interstate 20. New student registration is located at the Central Office Annex located at 4841 Highway 5, six miles south of Interstate 20 in the former Bill Arp Elementary School gym.
With over 3,550 employees, the Douglas County School System is the county's largest employer. The school system's mission is to provide a quality education for all students in a safe, supportive environment. Our vision is to build a community of lifelong learners that become responsible individuals, independent thinkers, and productive citizens. We are "Leading and Learning." Dr. Gordon Pritz is the superintendent.
Our goals are to provide a challenging, comprehensive instructional and curricular program for all learners; to provide a school environment that is safe and supportive and enhances the learning process; and to improve communication throughout the school community.
The formula for academic success involves the students, parents, teachers, staff, and the community working together. The Douglas County School System's excellent teachers are enthusiastic professionals who strive to maximize each student's achievement.
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