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higher education

The University of Georgia
Information about the state’s flagship land-grant research university including admissions, academics, research, student life, athletics, arts, visiting the campus, and more.

UGA Health Sciences Campus
The 56-acre Health Sciences Campus accommodates the Georgia Regents University / University of Georgia Medical Partnership and the UGA College of Public Health. The Medical Partnership is a collaboration between Georgia Regents University and the University of Georgia to create a four-year medical education program in Athens.

Athens Technical College
Offers certificate, diploma, and associate degree tracks with over 30 programs in business, health, technical, and manufacturing-related majors.

Piedmont College Athens Campus
Piedmont College is an independent, church-related, liberal arts institution based in Demorest GA. Piedmont's satellite campus in Athens offers four-year programs in a variety of career-oriented majors, as well as graduate programs in education and business.

School of Nursing at Athens
A satellite campus of the College of Nursing at Georgia Regents University.

continuing education

The Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Provides innovative lifelong learning opportunities through its continuing education programs that enhance professional and personal development.

Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
A not-for-profit service of the State Bar of Georgia serving the educational needs of practicing lawyers.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
OLLI is dedicated to meeting the intellectual, social and cultural needs of mature adults through lifelong learning.

Reflecting, Sharing, Learning
Reaching Athens-area adults to provide lifelong learning opportunities created by and for people in our community.

K-12 education

Clarke County School District
Official website of the Clarke County School District. Provides information about the district and its schools, the board of education, the superintendent, and more.

School District Facts and Figures
A fact sheet with data on schools, students, graduates, academics, faculty and staff, budget, and more.

Annual Report Card on K-12 Public Schools
The Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement provides data on student performance and school performance for every school district and every public school in Georgia.

College and Career Ready Performance Index
CCRPI promotes college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students. Provides current and historical performance scores for every school district and every public school in Georgia.

School Profiles
From the National Center for Education Statistics. Provides data for each school on student/teacher ratio, enrollment by grade, enrollment by race/ethnicity, etc.

Maps of Clarke County School Board Districts

Clarke County Map with School Locations

Maps of Clarke County Schools with Attendance Zones

School Web Pages

organizations & programs

Parent Teacher Organizations

ACC Green Schools Program
A program designed to assist schools with environmental education and improvement efforts that focus on conservation, preservation, and beautification of our environment.

Athens-Clarke Literacy Council
A non-profit volunteer organization that promotes and supports learning opportunities for adult residents in the Athens community to develop strong literacy skills.

Athens Music Teachers Association
A non-profit organization whose objective is to promote professional fraternity among music teachers and to stimulate professional growth.

Athens Tutorial Program
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing academic assistance, improving learning skills, and providing basic life skill enhancement and cultural enrichment opportunities to at-risk K-12 students.

Books for Keeps
Works to improve children’s reading achievement by addressing barriers related to the accessibility and appeal of reading material. Provides books to children whose reading opportunities outside of school might be otherwise limited due to geography, income, or other factors.

Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education
An educational research and development center in the UGA College of Education that provides resources, outreach, and support for educators working with Latinos.

Child Development Lab at McPhaul
Provides developmentally appropriate programs on a full-day basis for children ages 8 weeks to 5 years of both University & community families.

Clarke County Mentor Program
Recruits and trains volunteers to serve as mentors to students in public schools, K-12 grade. Mentors offer friendship and guidance to encourage positive choices, promote high self-esteem, support academic achievement and introduce the young person to new ideas.

Experience UGA
Experience UGA is a partnership between the Clarke County School District and the University of Georgia, which aims to bring every Clarke County student (PreK-12) to UGA's campus every year. Through a variety of field trips, students participate in hands-on, curricular-based learning activities. Increased exposure to college life through Experience UGA fosters interest in the pursuit of higher education among Clarke County students.

Family Connection - Communities in Schools
The official planning and coordinating body for services for children and families in Athens-Clarke County. Family Connection-Communities In Schools is a partnership of over 100 organizations working with families to improve outcomes for all children to succeed in school and in life.

Foundation for Excellence in Public Education
Provides a meaningful way to recognize, encourage, and reward outstanding teaching in the Clarke County School District. Honors outstanding teachers and administrators by presenting thousands of dollars in awards and grants to educators and students.

High School Youth Program
Operated by ACTION Incorporated, this program pairs dedicated counselors with high school students who are identified as high-risk for dropping out of school and entering the cycle of poverty, serving as both a personal mentor and an academic adviser to help ensure their success.

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
Raises funds for and awards scholarships to women thirty-five years of age and older who are seeking to better themselves, their families, and their communities through undergraduate or vocational education.

Learning Ally
A national non-profit dedicated to helping blind, visually impaired, and dyslexic students succeed in education. Provides educational materials in audio and computerized formats for people who cannot effectively read standard print because of a visual, perceptual, or other disability.

Oasis Tutors
Sponsors an after-school program for students in grades PreK-3 for children of the Pinewood Estates North community only. Tutors help children with their homework and also reinforce necessary academic skills.

Safe Routes Athens
Seeks to make biking and walking to school safer activities for children, and promotes walking and biking to school as healthy, environmentally-friendly alternatives to each family driving their children to school.

School Garden Network
A partnership of local organizations that have come together to make sure that every school in Athens-Clarke County has an accessible school garden to enhance instruction that engages students, staff, families and the community with a focus on sustainability.

School Psychology Clinic
The School Psychology Clinic at the University of Georgia offers comprehensive psycho-educational services for preschool- and school-age children and adolescents throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Evaluation services include learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, behavioral concerns, socio-emotional concerns, ADHD, and more.

U-Lead Athens
Seeks equal access to higher education for students of immigrant families who are in or have recently graduated from high school. Provides tools, resources, and a safe and nurturing environment to encourage success in school and to prepare students for a college education.

Wee Read
A program of the United Way of Northeast Georgia that seeks to encourage the vital practice of reading to young children. Every registered child from birth to age 5 in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties receives one free, age-appropriate hardback book in the U.S. Mail each month, with the goal of encouraging a life-long love of reading in young children.


The Georgia Statistics System
This online version of the Georgia County Guide provides extensive data about education in Clarke County, including: average teacher salary, sources of school district funding, dropout rates, average SAT scores, percentage of high school graduates eligible for Hope Scholarships, educational levels of Clarke County residents, etc.


Metamorphosis of the Clarke County Public School System
This article from the Athens Banner-Herald provides an overview of public education in Clarke County from the 1870's to the present.

Clarke County School Desegregation, 1963-1971
An article by Dr. Marion J. Rice, professor emeritus of social science education at UGA and former president of the Athens Historical Society.

Private Schools Add Diversity to Athens' Educational System
Traces the history of various private schools in Athens-Clarke County.