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.
The University of North Georgia was formed through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, two of the top-performing schools in the University System of Georgia, in January 2013. Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises four campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With about 15,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state's seventh-largest public university. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate's degrees to professional doctoral programs.
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.