Welcome to Vaughan Elementary!

Thank you for visiting our site, and we hope you find this information helpful. 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

Our vision at Vaughan Elementary School is to work together collaboratively with teachers, parents, students, and the community, embracing all differences and combining our strengths, to help the students reach their maximum learning potential.

Our Mission

Our mission at Vaughan Elementary School is to work as a community to meet the diverse learning needs of students in order to prepare them for success in a global economy.


Summer Office Hours

Vaughan's front office will be open from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday- Thursday beginning 6/1 and ending 7/16.


Summer Reading Challenge

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New Student Registration- July 14, 2015

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Congratulations 2015 TOTY and CEOTY!

Teacher of the Year- Nicola Boone

Classified Employee of the Year- Regina Cunningham




Our school was named for State Representative Jack Vaughan, Jr.  Some of Vaughan’s staff members and parents knew Jack, but for those of you who didn’t have the opportunity, here is a brief summary of Jack’s life and the legacy he left for Vaughan Elementary School.

Jack Vaughan, Jr. was born April 26, 1961 to Jack and Gretchen Vaughan of Marietta, Georgia.  He attended West Side Elementary School, Marietta Junior High, and was a 1979 graduate of Marietta High School.  Jack was involved in many activities during his school years, including baseball, scouts, and was drum major for the Marching Blue Devil Band.  He was a lifelong member of and actively served Marietta First United Methodist Church.

Following high school Jack attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in English and was involved in student government.  After graduating from Asbury, Jack moved to Washington, D. C. where he served on the staff of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and later for United States Senator Pete Wilson.  In Washington, Jack met his future wife, Diane Brown, also from Cobb County and a 1979 graduate of Walton High School.

 Jack returned to Marietta where he was active in many political campaigns and worked for the Georgia Republican Party.  He also worked as a stock broker for Paine Webber and later in sales for the Insurance Store.  In 1988 he successfully ran for his first elected office as State Representative for West Cobb in the Georgia General Assembly.  While in office he authored legislation which directly benefited our public school system and its athletic programs as well as legislation which supported the greater Cobb County community.

 In May of 1990 Jack was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and underwent surgery and treatment.  Throughout treatment Jack was always optimistic and remained committed to public service.  He often quipped about being the only member of the State Legislature to have proven by surgical means that he actually had a brain.

In March of 1993, Jack’s son, John, was born and was, perhaps, the greatest joy of his life.  John is now 22 years old and will graduate in May from the University of Georgia.

Jack remained in public office until he died at the age of 33 on June 11, 1994.  His enthusiasm, strong work ethic, and commitment to public service are an inspiration to all.  On April 24th, we will celebrate our school’s namesake, a life well-lived, and the inspiration that challenges us to reach for the stars!



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Dear Vaughan Community,

It is our aim to S.O.A.R. in all that we do. We will Synergize, Optimize, and Analyze so that we may come to Realize each of our goals. We will work together to get the best results possible and then examine those results in order to continuously improve student achievement. Thank you for your continued support in this endeavor!

Dr. Shannon A. McGill


Upcoming Events

5/14- Spirit Night- Yogli Mogli 

5/20, 5/21- Early Release (12:30 PM)

5/21- Last Day of School

7/14- New Student Registration 

7/30- Sneak-a-Peek, 9:00 Last names A-L, 10:00 Last names M-Z

8/3- First Day of School!