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Graduation Rate

The district graduation rate is 88%, higher than the state average.


The Dougherty County Board of Education hasn't raised the local property tax rate since 2003.


DCSS had an increase in all tested subjects when comparing the 2021 Georgia Milestones results compared to the 2022 results.


For the 2023-2024 school year, the district is re-focusing efforts to ensure student and employee health and wellness including new mental health programs and support.



The Dougherty County School System is a destination school system that, in partnership with families and community partners, provides quality educational and social development experiences that empower its graduates to be successful and impactful contributors to society.


The Dougherty County School System meets the academic and nonacademic needs of its students with rigorous and relevant educational experiences that equip them to succeed in life.