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The District

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The Cobb County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in Georgia and the 25th largest in the nation. It serves 107,379 students with 112 schools, including 66 elementary schools, 26 middle schools, 17 high schools, one charter school, one special education center and one adult education center.

Our mission is One Team, One Goal: Student Success.

Our vision is a school district of excellence where all students succeed.

Cobb District Students

Student, School & Staff Data

Students

Enrollment

  • 106,970*
  • 2nd largest district in Georgia
  • 25th largest in United States

Source: Georgia DOE October 2021 FTE Count

Student Demographics

  • White - 34.4%
  • Black - 30.2%
  • Hispanic - 24.4%
  • Asian - 5.8%
  • Other - 5.1%

Source: Georgia DOE October 2021 FTE Count

Graduation Rate

  • 87%

Source: GaDOE CCRPI FY2020

Percentage of Students Qualifying for Free/Reduced Lunch

  • 40.7%

Source: GaDOE FY2019 October FTE  2020 Free & Reduced

Transiency Rate

  • 17.8% (5/20/2020)

Source: CCSD internal report as of 1/5/2021

Schools

Total number of schools - 112

  • Elementary Schools – 66
  • Middle Schools - 26
  • High Schools - 17
  • Special Education Centers - 1
  • Adult Education Center - 1
  • South Cobb Early Learning Center - 1

CCSD also has 7 high school magnet programs for advanced studies in:

  • Math, Science & Technology
  • International Studies
  • Engineering & Biotechnology
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Performing Arts
  • Medical Sciences & Research

36 Cobb County STEM Certified Schools

2 Cobb County STEAM Certified School

6 Georgia STEM Certified Schools

2 Georgia STEAM Certified Schools

13 Cognia (formerly AdvancED) STEM Certified Schools

22 National Blue Ribbon Schools

56 Georgia Schools of Excellence

Faculty & Staff

The Cobb County School District is the largest employer in Cobb County.

Note: 65% of Cobb Teachers have earned advanced degrees.

As of 1/08/2021CountUnit
Classroom Teachers    5,972   FTE
Special Education Teachers    1,410FTE
School Counselor    276FTE
School Social Workers    37FTE
School Psychologist    44FTE
Media Specialists    115FTE
Parapro    1,309FTE
School Nurses    135FTE
School Administrators    373FTE
Maintenance, Operations    903FTE
Cafeteria, Food Service*    593FTE
Public Safety Staff    68FTE
School Support, Other Staff    1,468    FTE
Bus Drivers, Transportation    995EMP
Other Jobs    4,183FTE
Grand Total    17,881

Count Unit: FTE - Sum of FTE by job | EMP - Sum of Employees who work less than a full day counted by person.


TotalFullPartTemp
Certified10,1609,97916516
Non-Certified    7,7212,2001,3164,205

17,88112,1791,4814,221

*Additional workers assist with Cafeteria Meal Service as a second job.

Cobb County Community

Academic Success and Progress

  • Cobb County Schools received a score of 86.1 on the 2019 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). This is 10.2 points higher than the state average of 75.9. Read more here.  
  • The CCSD Class of 2020 posted an average score of 1107 on the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) which is 64 points higher than the state average (1043) and 77 points higher than the national average (1030). Read more here.  
  • For the 15th straight year, Cobb County School District students achieved record-high scores on the ACT college entrance exam. The Class of 2020’s average score of 23.2 is 2.6 points higher than the national average (20.6) and is 1.5 points higher the state average (21.7). Read more here.  
  • The Cobb County School District graduation rate rose to a new high of 88.6%, part of a nearly decade-long upward trend that once again surpasses the state average. The CCSD graduation rate for the class of 2020 increased by 1.6 percentage points from the previous year, and is 4.8% higher than the state graduation rate (83.8%). Read more here.  
  • 68 students district-wide qualified as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Read more here.


Cobb County Community LandmarksCobb County: A Thriving Metro Atlanta Community

  • Located immediately northwest of Atlanta, Cobb County has a population of 755,754 making it Georgia's third most-populous county.
  • 42.2% of residents 25 and older have earned bachelor’s degrees or higher.
  • Cobb has a self-contained public transportation system and is trisected by three major interstates. The business and shopping districts feature the Galleria Centre and Cumberland Mall in the south, and Town Center Mall to the north.
  • Established in 1834, Marietta is the hub of Cobb County and is a vibrant city with a bustling downtown square, historic neighborhoods and an extensive parks and recreation system.
  • Hundreds of businesses are based in Cobb County, including Fortune 500 companies Lockheed Martin, The Home Depot and IBM.
  • Cobb is home to Kennesaw State University one of the state’s fastest-growing public universities.
  • With venues such as the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, two Six Flags theme parks, and Fifth Third Bank Stadium at KSU, a variety of cultural, recreational and sporting events take place in Cobb year-round. The Atlanta Braves baseball club joined the community in 2017. The new stadium is located in south Cobb County.

Cobb County Community Arts Events

Performing and Visual Arts

NAMM Foundation & American Music Conference named Cobb among the Best Communities for Music Education 12 times.

  • 40,000+ students enrolled in music elective programs: band, chorus, orchestra, general music, music appreciation, piano keyboarding, AP music theory, and guitar
  • 49,000+ elementary students receive music instruction
  • More than 200 state and national Invitational Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Concert Performances
  • Magnet program at Pebblebrook High School offers specialized instruction in voice, drama, dance
  • Visual arts instruction offered at all grade levels, including advanced courses.
  • Student artists consistently place in local, state and national art shows and competitions
  • Collaboration with community artists, local museums and exhibits

The Cobb County Visual Arts Program empowers all learners as creators and communicators through visual arts.

  • 20,000+ students enrolled in visual arts elective programs: middle school art, 8th grade advanced art, high school visual arts courses including AP Drawing, AP 2D Design, AP 3D Design, and AP Art History.
  • 49,000+ elementary students receive visual arts instruction.
  • Participation in over 300 art exhibits and contests at the local, state, and national level
  • Collaboration with community artists, local museums and galleries, and area universities.

700 Cobb seniors received Fine Arts Diploma Seals in 2019. Requirements include pathway completion in music, dance, theatre, or visual arts, fine arts community service, and performance and exhibition commitments.

Cobb County Community Sporting EventsAthletics & Activities

Cobb County Schools offer a variety of extracurricular activities at all grade levels and competitive interscholastic athletics programs for high school students. Cobb prep sports teams and student groups have won these recent accolades at the state, regional, or national levels:

2018-19

Pope Boys Cross Country

5A State Champions

Walton Girls Volleyball

7A State Champions

Pope Girls Volleyball

6A State Champions

McEachern Boys Basketball

7A State Champions

Campbell Girls Track

7A State Champions

Walton Boys Lacrosse

6A-7A State Champions

Walton GADA Director's Cup

7A State Champions

2017-18

Walton Girls Volleyball

7A State Champions

Harrison Girls Volleyball

6A State Champions

Pope Girls Swimming

6A State Champions

Kennesaw Mountain Literary Team

7A State Champions

Allatoona Boys Track

6A State Champions

Walton Girls Tennis

7A State Champions

Pope Baseball

6A State Champions

Walton Girls GADA Director's Cup

7A State Champions

Allatoona Boys GADA Director's Cup

6A State Champions

2016-17

Harrison Girls Cross Country

6A State Champions

Harrison Girls Volleyball

6A State Champions

Walton Girls Volleyball

7A State Champions

Kennesaw Mountain One-Act Play

7A State Champions

Walton Girls Swimming

6A-7A State Champions

McEachern Girls Basketball

7A State Champions

Harrison Girls Soccer

6A State Champions

Walton Girls Tennis

7A State Champions

Allatoona Boys Track

7A State Champions

Lassiter Boys Lacrosse

7A State Champions

Pope Baseball

6A State Champions

Pope GADA Director's Cup

6A State Champions

Allatoona Boys GADA Director's Cup

6A State Champions