HOUSTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Houston County School System

In 2014 and 2009, the Houston County School System was granted District Accreditation by the Advanced Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal. This means that the system and all 38 schools are accredited, recognizing Houston County across the nation as a quality school system.
The accreditation process involves three ongoing components: 1) meeting high quality standards; 2) implementing a continuous process of improvement; and 3) engaging in quality assurance through internal and external review. The district’s accreditation is for a five-year term with regular monitoring of progress and reporting occurring during the term.
District Accreditation provides Houston County a nationally-recognized mark of quality for our system overall, as well as all schools within our district. It demonstrates our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve. District Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school system on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners.
• And our district tied for 4th in the nation for large systems in the Digital School Districts Survey award
• Named AP STEM Schools and AP STEM Achievement Schools
• Our Houston County Sharks won three Varsity State Wheelchair Championships – Handball, Basketball and Football. The team has now won 11 State Championships since the team began competing in 2008. Our Sharks were also named the High School Team of the Year.
• Our Community Relations Department won six Georgia public relations awards, bringing home two Gold and four Silver medals
• Our School Nutrition Program won two state awards and one southeast region award.
• Our Board was awarded the Technology Leadership Award by eBOARD
• Dr. Amy Fouse was elected President of the Ga. Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors
• Mrs. Cindy Flesher completed her term as President of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders and now serves as Past-President
• Mrs. Katherine Parker with our Facilities Department is serving on the Georgia Healthy Homes Advisory Committee

 

Bonaire Elementary 478-929-7826 www.bes.hcbe.net
J. Willis Jones, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award for integrating music into the Curriculum

Bonaire Middle 478-929-6235 www.bms.hcbe.net
Cynthia Randall, Principal
• 2002 Georgia School of Excellence
• 2004 Exemplary Middle School Media Program for the State of Georgia
• 2006 Governor’s Gold Award for Greatest Gains in Meeting & Exceeding Standards
• 2008 RAMP Certified Counseling Program – American School Counselors Association
• 2010 Beacon School to Watch – Georgia Middle School Association/National Middle School Association
• Won three National Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Gold medals, and one Silver medal, plus the National Leadership Service in Action Award, the only middle school winner in the entire U.S.
• In Future Farmers of America (FFA) State competitions won 1st in Jr. Poultry Judging
• One student served as Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State officers
• Students were selected for All-State Band, District Honor Band
• Students from our schools were selected for All-State Chorus, Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Chorus

C.B. Watson Primary 478-929-6360 www.cbwp.hcbe.net
Deborah Moore-Sanders, Principal
• Assistant Principal Alicia Conner was named Georgia’s 2014 National Distinguished Assistant Principal
• 2012 Military Child Education Impact Award – An organization who made a difference in the lives of children
• 2012 The Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Award Nominee for A Title I School who fosters a welcoming environment
• 2011 Title I Distinguished School by the Georgia State Department of Education for achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 9 consecutive years
• 2008-2009 Superintendent’s Distinguished Achievement Award for achievement on the 5th Grade Writing Test
• 2005 School Bell Winner by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals
• 2005 Single Statewide Accountability System Silver Award Winner for Making Greatest Gains in Meeting and Exceeding Academic Standards
• 2014 Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll – Gold
During the 2013 – 2014 school year, Linwood Elementary School will be completely renovated; Linwood students are currently attending C.B. Watson Primary.

Centerville Elementary 478 953 0400 www.ces.hcbe.net
Tonya Maddox, Principal
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• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award for its Mustang Pride Program
• Active PTO – www.facebook.com/CentervilleElementaryPTO

David Perdue Elementary 478-988-6350 www.dpes.com
Andy Payne, Principal
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award
• School Nutrition employee, Christine Sampson, won state’s the Heart of the Program Award
• Student won 2014 GTE Oratorical Contest and moved on to represent Houston County
• Mrs Kathy Gibbs, HCBE Teacher of the Year

David Perdue Primary 478-218-7500 www.dpps.hcbe.net
Leslie Shultz, Principal
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award

Eagle Springs Elementary 478-953-0450 www.ese.hcbe.net
Andrea McGee, Principal
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award
• Eagle Springs Elementary has been named one of the 2014 Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education for highest performance or academic gains by students over the past 3 years

Feagin Mill Middle 478-953-0430 www.fmms.hcbe.net
Jesse Davis, Principal
• 2003 & 2007 Georgia Schools of Excellence
• For the second year in a row, Feagin Mill Middle was named a Green Ribbon School, one of only 41 schools worldwide
• The Georgia Department of Education named Title 1 Reward Schools for high performance
• Students from our schools were selected for All-State Chorus
• Band teacher, Mr. Lloyd McDonald, was awarded the VFW State Teacher of the Year
• 1999, 2000, & 2001 #1 Academic Middle School in Central GA Region
• 2001 #14 Academic Middle School in the State
• Media Program named Exemplary Middle School Media Program in Georgia

Hilltop Elementary 478-929-6113 www.hes.hcbe.net
Ovedia Glover, Principal

Houston County High 478-988-6340 www.hchs.hcbe.net
Douglas Rizer, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• Students won awards at the Georgia Senior Beta Club Convention
• Won 2 Gold & 6 Silver Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state medals
• Three students served as Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State officers
• Students were selected for All-State Band
• Students from our schools were selected for All-State Chorus
• AAAAA State Baseball Championship

Huntington Middle 478-542-2240 www.hms.hcbe.net
Gwendolyn Taylor, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• Students from our schools were selected for All-State Chorus
• Principal Taylor is the Vice President of the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals

Kings Chapel Elementary 478-988-6273 www.kces.hcbe.net
William Ray, Principal
• The Georgia Department of Education named Title 1 Reward Schools for high performance
• Mrs. Angie Battle won Georgia Economics Teacher for the Year
• 2005 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement
• 2006 Governor’s Bronze Award for Student Achievement
• 2009 Title I School of Distinction

Lake Joy Elementary 478-971-2712 www.ljes.hcbe.net
Tami Godman, Principal
• 2014 Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll – Silver
• 2010 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement
• 2010 School Bell Winner for Real Stories: A Reading Initiative
• 2011 Governor’s Silver Award for Student Achievement
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award
• Mr. Dennis Peavy won the Georgia Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award, one of eight teachers in the U.S.
• Dr. Doug Rizer, while principal at Lake Joy Elementary, was named Georgia’s Distinguished Principal

Lake Joy Primary 478-953-0465 www.ljps.hcbe.net
April Greene, Principal
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award
• 2008 Platinum Award by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement for the Greatest Gain in Students meeting and exceeding standards.

Langston Road Elementary 478-988-6160 www.lres.hcbe.net
Elgin Mayfield, Principal
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Lindsey Elementary 478-929-7818 www.les.hcbe.net
Angelique Archie, Principal

Matt Arthur Elementary 478-988-6170 www.maes.hcbe.net
Richard Rogers, Principal
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award
• Won the People’s Choice Award in the Milk Carton Construction Contest
• 2014 Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll – Silver

Miller Elementary 478-929-7814 www.mes.hcbe.net
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award
• Fourth Grade Teacher, Amanda Miliner awarded Georgia’s top Teacher of the Year

Morningside Elementary 478-988-6261
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Patricia Witt, Principal

• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award
• Georgia Department of Education as a recipient of the very first Family-Friendly Partnership School Award

Mossy Creek Middle 478-988-6171 www.mcms.hcbe.net
Andy Gentry, Principal
• Won a National Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Gold medal
• Won 1st Place in national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) in Computer Concepts Open Testing
• MCMS received the Bronze Level state recognition for our high student achievement on the CRCT assessment.
• Mossy Creek consistently outperforms the state averages in every area of the CRCT

Northside Elementary 478-929-7816 www.nes.hcbe.net
Jodi Clark, Principal
Georgia Schools of Excellence
The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award

Northside High 478-929-7858 www.nhs.hcbe.net
Greg Peavy, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• Northside Football team became only the seventh team in GHSA history to win back-to-back state championships while going 15-0 in each year
• Northside Football team held a 35 game winning streak – the 8th longest streak in Georgia High School Association history
• Northside placed at the GHSA Region One-Act Play Competition 34 years in a row from 1974-2008
• Continuing dominance in the GHSA Region One-Act Play AAAA Competition first place since 2010
• At GHSA State One-Act Competition, Northside has finished 1st or 2nd 27 times, 18 of those as State Champion and continuously reigning as State Champions since 2010.
• Won a National Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Silver medal
• Named AP STEM Schools and AP STEM Achievement Schools
• Earned Industry Certification in Horticulture
• Students won awards at the Georgia Senior Beta Club Convention
• In Future Farmers of America (FFA) State competitions won 1st in Fruit Production Placement Proficiency
• Won three State Championships in Girls Track
• Assistant Principal Mr. David McDermott serves on the Georgia Council for Career Tech Administrators

Northside Middle 478-929-7845 www.nms.hcbe.net
Jan Melnick, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• Won two National Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Gold medals

Parkwood Elementary 478-929-7822 www.pwes.hcbe.net
Janet Sorrell, Principal

Pearl Stephens Elementary 478-929-7895 www.pses.hcbe.net
Amanda Brantley, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• Won Gold in the Governor’s Georgia SHAPE Honor Roll Program
• Houston County Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Randall 5th grade
• New School Building in 2014

Perry High 478-988-6298 www.phs.hcbe.net
Darryl Albritton, Principal
• 1989 & 1996 Georgia Schools of Excellence
• At the FFA national competition, Perry High’s Landscape team won 2nd place, one of many national Future Farmers of America (FFA) awards won over the years.
• Won two National Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Gold medals, and two Silver medals
• Named AP STEM Schools and AP STEM Achievement Schools
• Earned Industry Certification in Horticulture
• In Future Farmers of America (FFA) State competitions won five state championships in Meat Evaluation and Nursery Landscape in both Jr. and Sr. categories plus Floriculture
• Won the State One-Act competition for AAAA schools
• Mrs. Catherine Heller serves as President of the Georgia Art Education Association

Perry Middle 478-988-6285 www.pms.hcbe.net
Thomas Moore, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• Perry Middle School has again made Adequate Yearly progress (AYP) and was named a Title I Distinguished School in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
• Boys and girls represent our school in softball, football, basketball cheerleading, soccer, baseball, and track. Currently during the 2009 – 2010 school year, students won the County Championships in several of these sports.

Quail Run Elementary 478-953-0415 www.qres.hcbe.net
Cheryl Thomas, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award

Russell Elementary 478-929-7830 www.res.hcbe.net
Jo Hall, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence

Shirley Hills Elementary 478-929-7824 www.shes.hcbe.net
Traci Jackson, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award
• The Georgia Department of Education named Title 1 Reward Schools for high performance
• 1993: School of Excellence
• 2004 and 2005: Writing to Win: Exemplary School of Writing Award
• 2006: School Bell Award
• 2003-2013:Title I Distinguished School
• 2010: High Flying Schools Honorable Mention for 2010-2011
• 2011: National Blue Ribbon School This is a very prestigious honor for our faculty, students, and community. We are very proud of everyone’s hard work that earned us this award. Based on our past success, we are confident that the coming school year will be another exceptional year at “The Hills”.

Thomson Middle 478-953-0489 www.tms.hcbe.net
Walter Stephens, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence Thomson Middle chorus teacher Carli Roye won the Freddie G Experience Award, one of only eight educators in the U.S.
• Won a National Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Gold Medal
• Students from our schools were selected for All-State Chorus

Tucker Elementary 478-988-6278 www.tes.hcbe.net
Kimberly Halstead, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• The Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award

Veterans High School 478-218-7537 www.vhs.hcbe.net
Lionel Brown, Principal
• Students won awards at the Georgia Senior Beta Club Convention
• Students were selected for All-State Band
• Students from our schools were selected for All-State Chorus
• In 2010, the meets/exceeds percentage for all first time testers on the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) was 95%. In 2011, the meets/exceeds percentage increased to 99%, and the result was 98% in 2012
• Starting with 6 AP offerings in 2011, the average student score was 3.05 and the pass percentage was 69%, both of which were above county, state, national, and global averages. In 2011, the offerings were increased to 10 courses, and enrollment increased significantly. Again, VHS scored above county, state, national, and global averages with an average student score of 3.29 and a pass percentage of 72%. In its first eligible year, the governor named VHS as an AP STEM School, having tested students in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses with at least 40% earning a score of 3, 4, or 5.
• Athletically, the girls’ soccer, softball, and volleyball programs have made the Elite 8 in the state twice.
• The varsity competition cheer squad has been the region champion for three years and the state champion in 2012 and 2013.
• VHS athletes have earned region titles in football, baseball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, track, and wrestling. Individuals have qualified for state in cross country, golf, tennis, track, and wrestling. VHS has been the all sports region champ two times, and David Bruce has been Athletic Director of the Year twice.
• The Air Force ROTC unit was named in the top 5% of the nation’s units. Both of the ROTC instructors were name Outstanding Instructors, and we’ve had an AFJROTC AFA Cadet of the Year.
• FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, and DECA have all had students who placed at either the Region, State, or National level.
• In 2011-2012, the Graphics department received Printed Industry Certification.
• Dr. Clay Walker won the Outstanding Young Member Ga. Vocational Ag Teacher Award
• Chief Peggy Miller was named the Georiga Air Force Association Teacher of the Year
• Assistant Principal Ms. Sherry Johnson serve on the Georiga Council for Career Tech Administrators

Warner Robins High 478-929-7877 www.wrhs.hcbe.net
Stephen Monday, Principal
• Georgia Schools of Excellence
• Won 3rd Place in national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) in Introduction to IT
• Recognized with the Gold Seal Outstanding Chapter Award in the national FBLA
• Earned Industry Certification in Horticulture
• Students won awards at the Georgia Senior Beta Club Convention
• Students were selected for All-State Band
• Students from our schools were selected for All-State Chorus
• The Demon football program has 23 region, 4 state, and 2 national championships.
• Recently the Warner Robins, Northside high school rivalry came in fifth place in the 2013 USA Today’s Best High School Football Rivalry competition.