Public Schools

The Stephens County School System serves more than 4,100 students in four elementary schools, one middle school, one comprehensive high school and one alternative school.

System-wide the curriculum includes everything from increased emphasis on math and science to extracurricular leadership opportunities; from computer instruction to modern literature and more.

Stephens County High School, first accredited in 1932, merged with Toccoa High School in 1971 and moved into the existing building. The board of education broke ground for a new $43 million high school campus in October 2008 and the facility is expected to be ready for occupancy in December 2010.

The high school offers Pre-AP and AP classes in all four academic areas and has an outstanding Career, Technical and Agriculture Educational Center. CTAE offers classes in automotives, business, construction, cosmotology, drafting, graphic arts, nursing, video editing and welding.

Stephens County High School has been honored as a National School of Excellence and all schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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