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.
- Read our District Fact Sheet for the 2022-2023 School Year
- Review the District Direction for Continuous Improvement in Cobb
- Review the District 5-Year Accreditation Report
- Review the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement Report Card for CCSD and individual CCSD schools
Student, School & Staff Data
- 2nd largest district in Georgia
- 25th largest in United States
Source: Georgia DOE October 2021 FTE Count
- White - 34.4%
- Black - 30.2%
- Hispanic - 24.4%
- Asian - 5.8%
- Other - 5.1%
Source: Georgia DOE October 2021 FTE Count
Source: GaDOE 2021
Percentage of Students Qualifying for Free/Reduced Lunch
Source: GaDOE FY2019 October FTE 2020 Free & Reduced
Source: CCSD internal report as of 6/14/22
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
40 Cobb County STEM Certified Schools
5 Cobb County STEAM Certified School
6 Georgia STEM Certified Schools
2 Georgia STEAM Certified Schools
14 Cognia 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 1/08/2021||Count||Unit|
|Special Education Teachers||1,410||FTE|
|School Social Workers||37||FTE|
|Cafeteria, Food Service*||593||FTE|
|Public Safety Staff||68||FTE|
|School Support, Other Staff||1,468||FTE|
|Bus Drivers, Transportation||995||EMP|
Count Unit: FTE - Sum of FTE by job | EMP - Sum of Employees who work less than a full day counted by person.
*Additional workers assist with Cafeteria Meal Service as a second job.
Academic Success and Progress
- Cobb educators' commitment to student success helped students in the Cobb County School District graduate at a higher rate than their Georgia peers in 2021. Cobb's federally calculated graduation rate of 87.2% tops the state's average of 83.7% by 3.5 percentage points. Read more here.
- The Cobb Schools Class of 2021 posted an average SAT score of 1150 out of 1600 points, which tops all other large Districts in Georgia and is 43 points higher than the 2020 district average. Cobb students also continued to outpace their state peers who earned an average SAT score of 1077, more than 70 points below Cobb students. Cobb students also outperformed the national average of 1038 by a whopping 112 points. Read more here.
- The Cobb County School District’s 2021 graduating class had an average composite ACT score of 24.3 out of a maximum possible 36.0 points. The district composite score was 1.7 points higher than the Georgia average (22.6) and 4.0 points higher than the national average (20.3). Read more here.
- The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The prestigious list includes 60 students from the Cobb County School District. Read more here.
Cobb 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.
Performing and Visual Arts
NAMM Foundation & American Music Conference named Cobb among the Best Communities for Music Education 20 times.
- 40,000+ students enrolled in music elective programs: band, chorus, orchestra, general music, music appreciation, piano keyboarding, AP music theory, and guitar
- 45,000+ elementary students receive music instruction
- More than 200 state and national Invitational Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Concert Performances
- Magnet program at Pebblebrook High School within the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts (CCCEPA) offers specialized instruction in voice, drama, dance, and musical theatre.
The Cobb County Visual Arts Program empowers all learners as creators and communicators through the 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.
More than 890 Cobb seniors received Fine Arts Diploma Seals in 2022. Requirements include pathway completion in music, dance, theatre, or visual arts, fine arts community service, and performance and exhibition commitments.
Athletics & 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:
|Sport||Level||Boys ||Girls ||Student/School|
|Cross Country||AAAAAAA||x||Harrison - Samanth McGarity (18:39.48)|
|Dance - High Kick||AAAAAA||x||Allatoona|
|Literary - Essay (Argumentative)||AAAAAAA||Hillgrove - Lily Hurn|
|Swim & Dive - 1 Meter Dive||AAAAAA||x||x||Lassiter - Carter Loftin (654.90)|
Allatoona - Hannah Stumpf (641.65)
|Swim & Dive - 50 yard Freestyle||AAAAAA||x||Allatoona - Noah Smith (20.73)|
|Swim & Dive - 100 yard Breaststroke||AAAAAAA||x||Walton - Elizabeth Isakson (1:01.84)|
|Swim & Dive - 100 yard Butterfly||AAAAAA||x||Lassiter - Elizabeth Tilt (53.78)|
|Swim & Dive - 200 yard Freestyle Relay||AAAAAA|
|x||Lassiter - Kate Bradley, Sophia Parker, Finnly Jollands, Allison Brown (1:35.91)|
Walton - Annalia Jansons, Lily Alderman, Maia Alston, Elizabeth Isakson (1:36.24)
|Swim & Dive - 200 yard Individual Medley||AAAAAA|
|x||Lassiter - Elizabeth Tilt (1:59.74)|
Walton - Elizabeth Isakson (2:01.52)
|Swim & Dive - 200 yard Medley Relay||AAAAAA||x||Lassiter - Elizabeth Tilt, Sofia Parker, Maggie O'Shaughnessy, Francie Carson (1:44.99)|
|Swim & Dive - 400 yard Freestyle Relay||AAAAAA|
|x||Lassiter - Allison Brown, Francie Carson, Bridget O'Shaughnessy, Elizabeth Tilt (3:27.06)|
Walton - Sydney Starnes, Lily Alderman, Annalia Jansons, Elizabeth Isakson (3:28.78)
|Swim & Dive - Overall||AAAAAA|
|Track - 100 m Dash||AAAAAAA|
|x||Pebblebrook - Dwight Phillips Jr. (10.43)|
Allatoona - Eric Young (10.39)
|Track - 100 m Hurdles||AAAAAAA||x||Campbell - Zionn Rice (13.95)|
|Track - 1600 m Run||AAAAAAA||x||Harrison - Samantha McGarity (4:57.93)|
|Track - 300 m Hurdles||AAAAAAA|
|x||Campbell - Zionn Rice (43.40)|
Wheeler - Allyria McBride (42.58)
|Track - 3200 m Run||AAAAAAA||x||Harrison - Samantha McGarity (10:46.91)|
|Track - 4x200 m Relay||AAAAAAA||x|
|Campbell (B) - Mekhi Stone, Justin Walker, Aveion Hayes, Dorian Gibson (1:25.28)|
Hillgrove (G) - Ryan Davis, Morgan Gordon, Ayva Dottin, Christina Joseph (1:39.22)
|Track - Discus||AAAAAA||x||Pope - Piers Cameron (169-1)|
|Track - Shot Put||AAAAAA||x||Pope - Piers Cameron (54-6.5)|
|Track - 4x800 Relay||AAAAAAA||x||Harrison - Riley Curtis, Kate Curtis, Lidia Longo, Samantha McGarity (9:19.30)|
|Wrestling - Traditional (138 lb)||AAAAAA||x||Lassiter - David Panone|
|Wrestling - Traditional (160 lb)||AAAAAA||x||Pope - Joey Robinson|
|Wrestling - Traditional (170 lb)||AAAAAA||x||Wheeler - Zyan Hall|
|Wrestling - Traditional (220 lb)||AAAAAAA||x||Hillgrove - Zion Rutledge|
|Wrestling - Traditional Girls (132 lb)||x||Lassiter - May Prado|
|Wrestling - Traditional Girls (142 lb)||x||Kennesaw Mtn - Genevieve An|
|GADA Director's Cup - Overall||AAAAAA||Walton|
|GADA Director's Cup - Boys||AAAAAAA||Walton|
|GADA Director's Cup - Girls||AAAAAA|