Vaughan Elementary School

Dr. Shannon McGill, Principal   |   Dr. Kevin Carpenter, Asst. Principal

5950 Nichols Road
Powder Springs, GA  30127
Phone: 678-594-8298
Fax: 678-594-8300

Welcome to Vaughan Elementary!

 Established in 1996 and bearing the name of State Representative John "Jack" Dixon Vaughan, Jr., this institution has taken on its namesake's strong commitment to education, mirroring his aspirations for excellence in learning among young Cobb County students.

Our Vision

Providing a positive place for learning where students Synergize, Optimize, and Analyze to Realize their full potential

Our Mission

To work together to provide each child an innovative and engaging learning pathway to S.O.A.R. through the 21st century.


News and Announcements



Summer Front Office Hours


June 6 - July 14

Monday - Thursday

 8:00 - 4:00

Closed July 4th


New Student Registration


July 12th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Click here for more information about enrolling your student.



2016-2017 Supply Lists





First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade





Sneak - a - Peek

 July 28th

10:00 Kindergarten Parent Orientation

11:00 - 12:00 Last Names A - L (and all kindergarten students)

12:00 - 1:00 Last Names M - Z

Postcards with teacher assignments will be mailed on July 25th.



At Vaughan, we believe reading and using math is essential to student success in school. We know that working on these skills over the summer helps students to retain information learned over the school year. In order to help your child with this, we have provided the information below to assist you.


All students will receive a postcard with information about a new student resource, Cobb Summer Link. Cobb Summer Link incorporates both digital and print resources to extend learning opportunities to families of K-5 students through the summer. Summer Link focuses on math learning guides for each grade level and independent reading learning guides specific to students’ current reading levels.

Families can access digital resources associated with the math and literacy learning guides through the Summer Link webpage:  

Summer Reading:  Students can participate in Cobb's summer reading program through Scholastic.  Information was sent home with all students in May.  Click here for more information.



Spotlight on STEM at Vaughan  






Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year,

Nancy Gospodareck, and

Classified Employee of the Year, Susan Belvo!





Click here to read full story.












Kindergarten and New 1st Grade Registration


March 30, 2016, from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There is NO afternoon registration time. 

The Cobb County School District will be registering all new kindergarten students and students new to first grade for the upcoming 2016-17 school year on March 30, 2016, at all Cobb County elementary schools from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There is NO afternoon registration time. Georgia law requires that kindergarten students be five years old on or before September 1, 2016. First grade students must be six years old on or before September 1, 2016, to be registered. For more info about registration requirements, please visit the Enrollment webpage at

To find out what school your child will attend, check the CCSD Bus Routes site at





Georgia Milestones Assessment

Students in grades 3 - 5 will participate in the Georgia Milestones statewide assessment on April 13 - 22. The Georgia Milestones Assessment is a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram spanning grades 3 through high school.  Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Please visit the Georgia Department of Education website for more information about the Georgia Milestones assessment. Below you will find links to resources for students and parents.

Georgia Milestones Parent and Student Resources:

Georgia Milestones FAQs

Study/Resource Guides for Students and Parents



Scholastic Book Fair  

March 7 - 11, 2016

Click HERE for details!



Rally Week at Vaughan!



Vaughan Elementary raised over $12,000 for the Rally Foundation during the 2016 4 Quarters 4 Research Rally week! Thank you to our supportive families and community partners for your generous donations!




Georgia Milestones Results

Vaughan students performed well on the first administration of the  Georgia Milestones statewide assessment. Vaughan students performed higher than the school district and state at all grade levels and in all subject areas. On average, Vaughan's scale score was 17 points higher than the school district and 23 points higher than the state. Vaughan students performed particularly strong in English Language Arts (ELA). Vaughan exceeded the school district average scale score for ELA by 19 points and the state average scale score by 33 points. Individual student results will be sent home once we receive them.


Click here for more information about Vaughan's GA Milestones Results


Click here for more information about Georgia Milestones




Click here to see what's happening in STEM!


The Vaughan Elementary Foundation has collected over $5,000.00 in donations to support our STEM initiative. Thank you for your generous donations!






PTSA Volunteers needed!

Check out the PTSA page for more info.

Be sure to "LIKE" our PTSA facebook page to keep up with the latest news!

Important Dates to Know

July 12 New Student Registration
July 28 Sneak - A - Peek
August 1 First Day of School

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