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As the second largest school system in Georgia, the Cobb County School District (CCSD) is responsible for educating more than 112,000 students in a diverse, constantly changing suburban environment.

Our mission is Creating and Supporting Pathways for Success.

Our vision is One Team, One Goal: Student Success.

Read more about our Core Values, Beliefs & Goals

Review the 2016-2019 CCSD Strategic Plan & Key Trend Data

Review the District Direction for Continuous Improvement in Cobb


Student, School & Staff Data

Students

Enrollment:

  • 112,708*
  • 2nd largest district in Georgia
  • 24th largest in United States

Student Demographics*

  • White - 39.0%
  • Black - 31.5%
  • Hispanic - 20.3%
  • Asian - 5.2%
  • Multi-Racial - 3.6%
  • American Indian - <1%
  • Pacific Islander - <1%

Graduation Rate:

Percentage of Students Qualifying for Free/Reduced Lunch:

  • 44.8%*

Transiency Rate:

  • 15% (1/7/2016)

* Source: Georgia DOE October 2015 FTE Count

Schools

Total number of schools - 114

CCSD also has 6 high school magnet programs for advanced studies in:

  • Math, Science & Technology
  • International Studies
  • Engineering & Biotechnology
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Performing Arts
  • Medical Sciences & Research

22 National Blue Ribbon Schools

56 Georgia Schools of Excellence

Faculty & Staff

The Cobb County School District is the largest employer in Cobb County.

62% of Cobb Teachers have earned advanced degrees

Classroom Teachers 5,952
Special Education Teachers 1,343
School Counselor 263
School Social Workers 43
School Psychologist 43
Media Specialists 122
Parapro 1,413
School Nurses 124
School Administrators 340
Bus Drivers, Transportation 1,029
Maintenance, Operations 867
Cafeteria, Food Service* 719
Public Safety Staff 61
School Support, Other Staff 1,427

Grand Total 13,746

 

  Total F/T P/T Tmp
Certified
Employees
10,230 9,783 411 36
Non-Certified
Employees
4,803 2,003 2,069 731
Grand Total 15,033 11,786 2,480  767


As of 1/7/2016

Note: SUM of FTE by job except Bus Drivers, who work less than a full day and are therefore counted by people.

*additional workers assist with Cafeteria Meal Service as a second job

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Academic Success and Progress

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Cobb County: A Thriving Metro Atlanta Community

  • Located immediately northwest of Atlanta, Cobb County has a population of 717,190, the fourth largest in Georgia.
  • 42.2% of residents 25 and older have earned bachelor’s degrees or higher.
  • Cobb has a self-contained public transportation system and is trisected by three major interstates. The business and shopping districts feature the Galleria Centre and Cumberland Mall in the south, and Town Center Mall to the north.
  • Established in 1834, Marietta is the hub of Cobb County and is a vibrant city with a bustling downtown square, historic neighborhoods and an extensive parks and recreation system.
  • Hundreds of businesses are based in Cobb County, including Fortune 500 companies Lockheed Martin, The Home Depot and IBM.
  • Cobb is home to Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University, two of the state’s fastest-growing public universities.
  • With venues such as the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, two Six Flags theme parks, and Fifth Third Bank Stadium at KSU, a variety of cultural, recreational and sporting events take place in Cobb year-round. The Atlanta Braves baseball club will join the community in 2017 when the team moves into its new stadium in south Cobb County.

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Music & Fine Arts

  • NAMM Foundation & American Music Conference named Cobb among the Best Communities for Music Education 12 times.
    • 40,000+ students enrolled in music elective programs: band, chorus, orchestra, general music, music appreciation, piano keyboarding, AP music theory, and guitar
    • 49,000+ elementary students receive music instruction
    • More than 200 state and national Invitational Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Concert Performances
    • Magnet program at Pebblebrook High School offers specialized instruction in voice, drama, dance
  • Visual arts instruction offered at all grade levels, including advanced courses.
    • Student artists consistently place in local, state and national art shows and competitions
    • Collaboration with community artists, local museums and exhibits

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Athletics & Activities

Cobb County Schools offer a variety of extracurricular activities at all grade levels and competitive interscholastic athletics programs for high school students. Cobb prep sports teams and student groups have won these recent accolades at the state, regional, or national levels:

  • Kell Girls’ Lacrosse – 2014 5A State Champions
  • Harrison Girls’ Soccer – 2014 6A State Champions
  • North Cobb NJROTC - 2014 Navy National Academic Brain Brawl National Champions
  • Walton Girls’ Tennis –2014, 2013 6A State Champions, 2011 5A State Champions
  • McEachern Girls' Basketball - 2014, 2012 5A State Champions
  • Walton Girls’ Volleyball –2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 6A State Champions
  • Pope Wrestling –2014, 2013, 2012 Team Dual State Champions; 2013, 2012, 2011 Traditional State Champions
  • Pope Baseball – 2013 5A State Champions
  • Kennesaw Mountain Literary Team – 2013, 2012, 2011 State Champions
  • Osborne JROTC Raider Challenge – 2012 National Championship
  • Allatoona Girls’ Soccer – 2012 3A State Champions
  • Walton Girls’ Track & Field - 2012 5A State Champion
  • Kell Boys’ Track & Field - 2012 4A State Champions
  • Pope Girls’ Volleyball - 2011 4A State Champions
  • Lassiter Girls’ Swimming - 2011 5A State Champions
  • Walton Boys’ Lacrosse - 2011 5A State Champions
  • Pope Wrestling - 2011 4A State Champions
  • Walton Girls’ Cross Country - 2011 5A State Champions
  • Kennesaw Mountain One-Act Play - 2011 5A State Champions
  • Walton Boys’ Soccer - 2011 5A State Champions
  • Harrison Girls’ Soccer - 2011 5A State Champions
  • Pope Boys’ Tennis - 2011 4A State Champions
  • Harrison Baseball - 2010 5A State Champions

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