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.
Golden Radish Farm to School
Our district is applying for the Golden Radish Farm to School Award! Farm to school includes educational activities involving agriculture, food, nutrition, and/or edible school gardens and the procurement of locally grown food. We are collecting data on the various criteria points around farm to school to be compiled for our Award application. By completing this questionnaire by clicking here, you are helping to ensure that our district receives the recognition we deserve and is celebrated for our Farm to School program.
Parents of Exceptional Students—
Georgia DOE Parent Survey:
The Parent Satisfaction Survey helps the state Department of Education understand parents’ perception of their engagement between the local school and themselves. The 2018 Parent Survey, available in English and Spanish, is open now to all families of students with disabilities in the state. Please make your voice heard and complete the survey today. The survey will remain open through May 15, 2018.
Georgia’s College and Career Ready Performance Index Released
In January, the Georgia Department of Education released the first Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for local school districts in Georgia. The Financial Efficiency Star Rating provides a measure of a district’s per-pupil spending in relation to the academic achievements of its students.
Effingham County demonstrated its ability to efficiently use financial resources while maintaining high academic achievement with an average score of 82.2 across three years on the College and Career Ready Performance Index. Effingham County was one of only 30 districts of 180 in the state earning at least 4 stars.
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.
To provide rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe environment to enable all students to obtain a high school diploma as a foundation for post secondary success.