Washington County Public Schools has had an excellent three quarters of the school year. Our students are working hard academically and there are lots of athletic and fine arts activities planned for April and May. We appreciate our parental support and realize that it is a team effort to provide children with an excellent educational experience. As we move into the final weeks, I encourage all parents to help us keep your students focused and on task to do their best on the Georgia Milestone Assessments and End of Grade/Course tests. Get plenty of rest  each night and eat a nutritious breakfast in the school cafeteria each morning before testing. Check the school calendars online to keep up with the latest events and deadlines. Hawks are wise and winners!
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Parent Involvement LEA Policy Revision Meeting

Parent Involvement LEA Policy Revision Meeting click for more details
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM
Washington County Board of Education

Child Find Meeting Notice

Attention Home School Parents, Directors of Private Schools and Daycare Centers:

The Washington County School system has certain obligations to fulfill in relation to students with disabilities enrolled in private schools or home schools.  The Washington County School System will hold a Child Find meeting to discuss locating, evaluating, and identifying private school and home school children suspected of having a disability on May 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Board of Education conference room at 501 Industrial Drive.  For additional information, please contact Emily Johnson, Director of Special Programs at 478-552-3981 ext. 1225. 


Update on Pre-K Longitudinal Study

Announcements for April 24-28

For the week of April 24-28


Wednesday is National Administrative Professionals Day


The system-wide Spilled Ink Authors’/Artists’ Tea is May 3 at 9:30 a.m. at T.J. Elder Middle School


Ridge Road Primary School Field Day t-shirt orders are due April 25. The HealthMPowers Assembly is April 26 and Kindergarten Open House is April 27 at 6 p.m.


Ridge Road Elementary School’s HAWK Program is April 28 at 8:45 a.m. Looking ahead, rising third grade Parent Orientation is May 2 at 5 p.m. The Art Club meets April 27 after school.


T.J. Elder Middle School hosts a sports banquet for boys basketball, track and football April 25 at 6 p.m. The 8th grade Field Trip to Six Flags is April 28. The band performance @Wild Adventures is April 29 at 12:30 p.m. Looking ahead, the Dance Recital is May 1 at 6 p.m. Achieve


Washington County High School track teams compete in the State sectionals in Fitzgerald April 29 at 10 a.m. Congratulations to the Region Champion girls and the runner-up boys! The golf team state area tournament is April 25 at Applewood in Augusta at 8:30 a.m. School athletes have the opportunity to get a free physical in May. The pre-participation paperwork must be completely filled out and turned in by April 28. See your coach for details. The Band Banquet is April 25. Georgia Milestone Testing begins this week and runs until May 5. Students should make every effort to be present at school on the days of their Milestone tests. The Basketball Banquet is April 24 at 7 p.m. Looking ahead, Senior Honors Night is May 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Important Note to Parents About Bus Changes

Dear Parents,

            The District reviews procedures during the summer to improve safety measures and service to students.  After our summer review, we determined that “bus changes” should be improved in order to ensure the safety of students.  In order to ensure that your child arrives to the location that you have requested, we will require a note from the child’s guardian or guardian designee.  No phone calls will be taken for bus changes.

            If you need to make a bus change during the day, the guardian or a designee of the guardian (person must be listed on the student’s sign-out list), must come to the school to complete a bus pass. This change will help us provide a safe environment for our children.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Staff Password Reset


Teacher of the Year


  Congratulations to the
2017 Teacher of the Year, 
Glisa Turner, Ridge Road Elementary School

Upcoming Events
  • Parent Involvement LEA Policy Revision Meeting
    Parent Involvement LEA Policy Revision Meeting click for more details
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM
    Washington County Board of Education
  • Every Student Succeeds Act Survey
    The Georgia Department of Education announced an online survey to get the public’s feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In addition to the survey, eight feedback sessions were held throughout the state to allow all citizens to give input on Georgia’s ESSA plan.
  • Experience Online Assessment

    Experience On-Line Testing for the Georgia Milestones Assessment. Click on this link to experience testing online. 


  • 2017 Spring Assessment Schedule
  • Student Dress Code Policy
    To view the dress code policy, click here.
  • Request for Transcript
    Guidelines and form
  • To Enroll Your Child in School
    Please come to the Board of Education office at 501 Industrial Drive in Sandersville to enroll your child in school. Karen Wright, System Registrar, will assist you. You may contact her at (478)552-3981 X1241, fax (478)552-7344 or kwright@washington.k12.ga.us  Office hours are M-Th 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  • Notice of Tax Digest and Millage Rate
    To view the Tax Digest and Millage Rate, click here.
  • FY2016 Financial Statement
Position Vacancy Announcements
Gratitude is the Hawk Attitude

2016-2017 Bus Routes
School Nutrition
  • USDA School Nutrition Non-Discrimination Statement
    To view the USDA Non-Discrimination statement, click here or visit the School Nutrition Department page.