New School District Information
The Effingham County School System has experienced accelerated growth in the past several years. With this growth comes the challenge of taking proactive measures to maintain quality educational opportunities for students across the community. In an effort to balance our elementary and middle school student populations, the Effingham County School District has adopted the following new district lines across the county.
Maps of the new districts are available at each of the elementary schools. Maps will be available at each middle school by Friday February 9th. Each school’s principal will notify parents how to review the maps and will gladly take any questions regarding individual concerns.
Parents/guardians may review their proposed attendance zone by accessing (this link). Once the link is accessed, please enter your residential address as well as your student’s grade level for the 2018-2019 school year.
Emancipation Diploma Bill Process
On Monday, March 30, 2015 Governor Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law. This law means that students who completed school at an Effingham County School System high school and have previously met all graduation requirements with the exception of passing the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) or the Basic Skills Tests can petition to be granted a diploma.
Petitioners should complete an application available on the district website (click here) or in person at the Effingham County Board of Education office at 405 N. Ash St., Springfield GA. There is no deadline for submission of a petition, so applications are being continuously accepted and reviewed. Petitioners should allow three to four weeks for completion of the review process.
Further questions may be directed to Mrs. Wendy Porter at 912-754-5508.