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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:

2016

  • Allatoona Boys Lacrosse - 5A State Champions
  • Allatoona Football - 5A State Champions
  • Lassiter Girls Soccer - 6A State Champions
  • McEachern Girls Basketball - 6A State Champions
  • McEachern Girls Track - 6A State Champions
  • Walton Baseball - 6A State Champions
  • Walton Girls Lacrosse - 6A State Champions
  • Walton Girls Tennis - 6A State Champions

2015

  • Kell Girls Lacrosse - 5A State Champions
  • Kennesaw Mountain Literary Team - 6A State Champions
  • McEachern Girls Basketball - 6A State Champions
  • Walton Boys Swimming - 6A State Champions
  • Walton Boys Tennis - 6A State Champions
  • Walton Girls Tennis - 6A State Champions
  • Walton Volleyball - 6A State Champions
  • Wheeler Boys Basketball - 6A State Champions

2014

  • McEachern Girls Basketball - 2014 6A State Champions
  • Kell Girls Lacrosse - 5A State Champions
  • Allatoona Rifle Team - State Champions (State Team and Individual Record)
  • Harrison Girls Soccer - 6A State Champions
  • Pope Fast-Pitch Softball - 6A State Champions
  • Walton Boys Swimming - 6A State Champions
  • Walton Girls Tennis - 6A State Champions
  • North Cobb Volleyball - 6A State Champions
  • Pope Wrestling (Duel) - 5A State Champions
  • North Cobb NJROTC - 2014 Navy National Academic Brain Brawl National Champions

2013

  • Pope Baseball - 5A State Champions
  • Walton Girls Tennis - 6A State Champions
  • Walton Volleyball - 6A State Champions
  • Pope Wrestling (Duel) - 5A State Champions
  • Pope Wrestling (Traditional) - 5A State Champions
  • Kennesaw Mountain Literary Team - 6A State Champions

2012

  • McEachern Girls Basketball - 5A State Champions
  • Allatoona Girls Soccer - 3A State Champions
  • Kell Boys Track & Field - 4A State Champions
  • Walton Girls Track & Field - 5A State Champion
  • Walton Volleyball - 6A State Champions
  • Pope Wrestling (Duel) - 4A State Champions
  • Pope Wrestling (Traditional) - 4A State Champions
  • Kennesaw Mountain Literary Team - 5A State Champions
  • Osborne JROTC Raider Challenge - National Champions

2011

  • Walton Girls Cross Country - 5A State Champions
  • Walton Boys Lacrosse - 5A State Champions
  • Walton Boys Soccer - 5A State Champions
  • Harrison Girls Soccer - 5A State Champions
  • Lassiter Girls Swimming - 5A State Champions
  • Pope Boys Tennis - 4A State Champions
  • Walton Girls Tennis - 5A State Champions
  • Walton Volleyball - 5A State Champions
  • Pope Volleyball - 4A State Champions
  • Pope Wrestling (Traditional) - 4A State Champions
  • Kennesaw Mountain Literary Team - 5A State Champions
  • Kennesaw Mountain One-Act Play - 5A State Champions

2010

  • Harrison Baseball - 5A State Champions
  • Walton Girls Cross Country - 5A State Champions
  • Harrison Boys Golf - 5A State Champions
  • Lassiter Girls Gymnastics - State Champions
  • Lassiter Girls Swimming - 5A State Champions
  • Walton Girls Tennis - 5A State Champions
  • Lassiter Girls Track & Field - 5A State Champion
  • Walton Volleyball - 5A State Champions
  • Pope Volleyball - 4A State Champions
  • Kennesaw Mountain Literary Team - 5A State Champions