The Dougherty County School System is the leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district.
District Profile By the Numbers:
- District-Wide Graduation Rate: 80%*
- Number of 4-5 Star Schools: 9
- Number of Schools "Beating the Odds": 12**
- Student Demographics
- 14,946 students
- 89% African-American; 6 % Caucasian; 3% Other
- 81% economically disadvantaged students
- 10% students with disabilities
- Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
- Accredited with Quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC)
*Tops state average
**Beating the Odds schools are schools that did statistically better on the College and Career Readiness Performance Index than their peers.