Hall County School System employs
1,843 certified staff members in educating nearly 26,000 students
enrolled in 20 Elementary, 6 Middle, 6 High and 1 Evening/Alternative High schools.
Superintendent William Schofield heads the Administration Department,
located at 711 Green St. in Gainesville. 770-534-1080.
School System Gainesville City Schools is a Charter School System featuring eight charter schools. There are five elementary schools open to parental choice: Centennial Arts Academy (K-5), Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy (PK-5), Fair Street International Baccalaureate School (PK-5), Gainesville Exploration Academy ( K-5), and New Holland Core Knowledge Academy (PK-5). Gainesville Middle School serves grades 6-8 in Advanced Academy placement. Gainesville High School serves grades 9-12. Wood's Mill Academy serves grades 6-12 in a blended learning non-traditional middle and high school. Enrollment is 7,172 students.
Brenau University, founded in
1878 as the Georgia Baptist Female Seminary, is a private comprehensive
university located in Gainesville. Through its Academy for secondary
students, Women's College and Evening and Weekend College at Brenau's
50-acre main campus, along with satellite programs in five other Georgia
locations, Brenau offers diverse educational opportunities founded
in the liberal arts.
Gainesville State College, a member
of the University System of Georgia, opened in 1966. At its campus
in Oakwood, six miles south of Gainesville and 45 miles northeast
of Atlanta, the college offers two-year Associate degrees and, in
partnership with North Georgia College and State University and Southern
Polytechnic State University, coursework leading to Bachelors degrees
in several programs. In addition, the college provides continuing
education programs, public service activities, cultural enrichment
experiences and forums for public discussion as well as career programs
and courses relevant to area employment needs.
Lanier Technical College opened in 1966
as a unit of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education.
Offered at its Oakwood campus are adult literacy training, general
academic and technical education, customized business and industrial
training and continuing education services intended to help build
and maintain a competitive economy and to prepare area citizens for
access to high skill, high wage jobs. The school provides services
to new, expanding and existing industry through Continuing Education,
Quick Start, Certified Customer Services Specialist and Certified
Manufacturing Specialist courses and industry - specific training.
Programs are tailored to meet the training needs of business and industry
in Lanier Tech's six county service area.
County, Georgia is located 35 miles northeast of Atlanta. The county seat is located in Gainesville.