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All Five Carroll County High Schools Rank Among America’s Best High Schools

Apr 23 2020

U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of America’s Best High Schools, and all five Carroll County High Schools were recognized among the top schools in the nation for preparing students to be college and career ready including college readiness, math and reading proficiency, and underserved students. Central High School earned additional recognition for being ranked in the top 40% nationally and in the top 30% of high schools in Georgia.

“Our schools offer multiple pathways for students to achieve academic success, prepare for college, and gain hands-on experience for the workforce,” stated Dr. Jessica Ainsworth, Assistant Superintendent of School Performance.

Carroll County is the only district in the state that has two College and Career Academy campuses that offer program pathways such as engineering, healthcare science, information technology, audio/visual film production and more. Also, through partnerships with the University of West Georgia and West Georgia Technical College, students can participate in dual enrollment to gain college course credits while still attending high school. In 2019, Carroll County joined Southwire’s Engineering Academy (SWEA), which provides real-world experience for high school students who are pursuing careers in the field of engineering. Southwire also shares a partnership with Carroll County Schools for the nationally recognized 12 for Life program. Additionally, the district has more STEM certified schools than any other school system in the area and has the only school in the nation that has earned state, national, and international STEM certification.

“Each of our high schools set the bar high for academic achievement and college preparedness,” said Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County Schools. “We are very proud of the great work that our teachers and administrators are doing every day to ensure our students are future-focused and prepared for a globally competitive market.”