The mission of the Troup County School System is to educate all students in a challenging and safe learning environment, so they will become productive citizens in a diverse and changing world.
Thinc College and Career Academy
1 College Circle
LaGrange, GA 30240
Dr. Kathy Carlisle, CEO
Dr. Chris Williams, Director
Supply List for 2014-2015 School Year
Registration and Meet the Teacher Dates for Returning
July 30th 12 pm to 6 pm-- Grades 9 and 12
July 31st 12 pm to 6 pm-- Grades 10 and 11
August 6th 10 am to 6 pm
August 4th 12 pm to 6 pm
*School starts August 8, 2014
For more information about school registration or enrollment, please contact the Office of Student Assignment at 706-812-7900.
12 Elementary Schools
• Berta Weathersbee Elementary, Dr. Lorraine Jackson-Principal, 706-883-1570
• Callaway Elementary, Ms. Amy Thornton-Principal, 706-845-2059
• Ethel Kight Elementary, Ms. Candance McGhee-Principal,706-812-7943
• Franklin Forest Elementary, Ms. Carol Montgomery-Principal, 706-845-7556
• Hillcrest Elementary, Ms. Pam Doig-Principal, 706-812-7940
• Hogansville Elementary, Mr. Bret Bryant-Principal, 706-812-7990
• Hollis Hand Elementary, Mr. Jack Morman-Principal, 706-883-1580
• Long Cane Elementary, Dr. Linda Wood-Principal, 706-812-7948
• Mountville Elementary, Ms. Lindsey Barnes-Principal, 706-812-7951
• Rosemont Elementary, Ms. Natalie Givins-Principal, 706-812-7954
• West Point Elementary, Ms. Jan Franks-Principal, 706-812-7973
• Whitesville Road Elementary, Ms. Debra Brock-Principal, 706-812-7968
3 Middle Schools
• Callaway Middle School, Ms. Tina Forbus-Principal, 706-845-2080
• Gardner Newman Middle School, Ms. Anne Cook-Principal, 706-883-1535
• Long Cane Middle School, Mr. Chip Giles-Principal, 706-845-2085
3 High Schools
• Callaway High School, Ms. Lauren Wilson-Principal, 706-845-2070
• LaGrange High School, Dr. Penny Johnson-Principal, 706-883-1590
• Troup High School, Mr. Chip Medders-Principal, 706-812-7957
1 Alternative School
• The HOPE Academy, Ms. Karla Fagg-Principal, 706-812-7988
The Troup County School System will purge records of gifted students who graduated in May 2013.
Why Does the Troup County School System Have
Annual Budget Deficits?
by Cole Pugh, Ed.D., Superintendent
If I were a Troup County School System (TCSS) employee, or a citizen in Troup County, and if I did not have an understanding of the current school finance system in Georgia,
I would ask the following questions:
1. Why does the TCSS face annual budget deficits?
2. Why can’t the Board of Education, superintendent, and central administration fix the annual school funding issues?
3. Why would we have a budget deficit next year since the governor and legislature gave Georgia public K-12 schools more money?
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, immunization requirements for children who will attend 7th grade in the fall have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (MP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, 7th grade students must have Tdap and meningococcal vaccine immunizations prior to entering school.
Department officials believe these new school requirements will lead to an increase in immunization coverage in Georgia and reduce disease. Data from the National Immunization Survey (NIS) ranked Georgia 39th in Tdap rates and 22nd in meningococcal rates. Implementation of the new requirements will increase vaccine coverage rates and protect Georgia’s children and families. The team is optimistic that the reduction in disease will result in a reduction of school absentee rates and thereby, improve student performance.
Effective July 1, 2014 children attending 7th grade in the fall who are born on or after January 1, 2002 must receive one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine before attending school. Children who are considered “new entrants” into a Georgia schools in grades 8th through 12th must also receive the vaccine immunizations.
"New entrant" is defined as any child entering any school in Georgia for the first time or entering after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than twelve months or one school year.
Immunization form 3231 now reflects the new requirements.
For more information about immunizations, parents/guardians should contact their family physician or District IV Health Services.
Click here to learn more about the new mass notification system to keep you informed on important district news and events.
Board Policy Descriptor Code: KBE
The Superintendent, Board and other school personnel shall not respond to or answer any anonymous or fictitious correspondence, telephone calls or messages, email or other forms of communications regarding or taking issue with or involving Board operations or pending Board
actions, policies or budget matters. Such correspondence shall summarily be disregarded. Provided, however, any such anonymous correspondence reporting or alleging child abuse or purported illegal acts shall be reviewed for sufficiency and appropriate action, if any.
Troup County Schools
Date Adopted: December 12, 2013
To learn more Click Here
The Partners in Education program is designed to bring business
and community members together with the students and staff of the
Troup County School System to enhance education, supplement
workforce development, and build a community network that values
and supports learning.
Join PIE and Make a Difference. Call 706-812-7900 or click on the links below to learn more.
Partners in Education
The Callaway High School MultiPurpose Athletic Facility
groundbreaking was held on the school's campus June 27th. Several
community citizens, governmental officials, and school students and
staff came out to support what will be a state of the art athletic
Pictured Left to Right:
Sheila Rowe, Board of Education Chair
Coach Pete Wiggins, Callaway High Athletic Director
Dr. Cole Pugh, Superintendent
Scott Allen, 2WR
Lee Martin, 2WR
Ryan Traylor, Director of Maintenance
"Spotlight on Education" is a television program featured on LGTV Channel 19 and YouTube designed to provide viewers an in-depth look at the important and exciting educational issues and activities taking place in the Troup County School System. A special "thank you" to the City of LaGrange for making this show possible. Click on the following YouTube link to view the most recent show. Click Here.
Troup County received the 100 Best Communities for Young People award three consecutive years!
Pre-Pay for School Meals at www.paypams.com
PayPAMS is the simple, safe and secure portal to pay for your child's meals.
PayPAMS will ensure that your money goes directly to the students account.
At PayPAMS, parents can set up Automatic Payment Plans, View Account Balances and History, Receive Automatic Notification on Balance Status and More!
There is no cost to register, browse the website and check account balances. However, a service fee of $1.95 will be charged per online transaction. The service fee covers the cost of maintaining the website. More information Click Here.