Above Average Education Options

The Coffee County School System enrolls more than 7,800 students in grades K-12. Graduation is the systems main focus. It is centered on the belief that all children can learn. Its curriculum is comprehensive, balanced, relevant and based on a common set of learning expectations, while recognizing that all students enter with varying levels of readiness:

CCSS Strategic Goals:

  • Children entering school ready to learn.
  • A curriculum that is broad, challenging, relevant and real for all students
  • Instructional practices that increase student’s motivation, engagement and success
  • A balanced student assessment system with multiple measures of student learning
  • High school graduates who are ready for college or career entry and for life itself
  • Organizational and governance structures that support student learning
  • A highly reliable and accountable school system that guarantees qualified and effective leaders, teachers and support staff throughout the school system
  • Increased parental engagement and satisfaction and improved community relations
  • Adequate financial resources expanded effectively and efficiently to maximize student learning

With these goals in mind, the Coffee County elementary and middle schools have an average score of Exceeding the Bar (ETB) points higher than the state average.

Additionally, parents may choose the private Citizens Christian Academy or First Academy. Citizens Christian Academy is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school located in Douglas that enrolls students in Pre-K3 through 12th grade. Dedicated to college preparation, CCA offers individual student attention and a 15:1 student-teacher ratio. First Academy offers a Christian-centered academically challenging education through the First Baptist Church in classes up to sixth grade for the fall of 2016. The First Baptist Church was recently approved to add a middle and high school in coming years.