Secondary Schools

Hall County School System

The 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 Street in Gainesville. 770-534-1080.

Gainesville City School System

Gainesville City Schools is a Charter School System featuring 8 charter schools. There are 5 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.

Post-Secondary Schools

Brenau University

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.


University of North Georgia

A leading regional public university and part of the University System of Georgia, the University of North Georgia's mission focuses on academic excellence and 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. One of the state's largest public universities, the University of North Georgia serves more than 18,000 students on five campuses and online. Campuses are located in Gainesville, Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, and Oconee County. The university offers more than 100 programs, including certificates, associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, and doctoral programs, as well as professional and continuing education courses.

Lanier Technical College

Lanier Technical College opened in 1966 as a unit of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. Offered at its Hall 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 6-county service area.