The Dawson County Georgia School System: Great Changes!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Community Partners

The Wells Team prides itself in its knowledge of the area we help clients buy and sell homes!

Recently we had the pleasure of listening to Dr Damon Gibbs, Superintendent of the Dawson County School System, talk about the changes that are occurring in his system.


Some Facts:

  • Total enrollment is 3369 students
  • Student demographic 89.3% white, 7.8% Hispanic
  • 7 schools-4 elementary, 2 middle, 1 high school
  • 310 certified staff members of which 71% have a masters or higher
  • The schools is part of the public Charter School System-More flexibility on Title 20
  • 90% of the students graduate
  • #4 in Georgia for every child having an ipad
  • 46% of students receive reduced lunch

Dawson County is part of the Pioneer RESA District. This comprises 14 school districts around Dawson county.

How does Dawson County schools rank?

  • Overall School district 3rd
  • Elementary Schools-3rd
  • Middle Schools-3rd
  • High School-5th (Scored higher than North & Central Forsyth, outside of the district)

ACT Scores:

  • Dawson County averaged 21.7
  • State of Georgia average 21.1
  • National average 20.8
  • North Forsyth 22.0
  • North Hall 21.7
  • Lumpkin County 21.1

Programs on the horizon:

  • Every student to have an ipad in the next three years
  • UNG professors teaching college credit courses at the high school
  • Continued relationship with Lanier Tech. Dawson County has the highest dual enrollment at Lanier Tech of any school system!

Biggest Accomplishment this year:

  • The opening of a 1000 seat Performing Arts Center for Dawson County High School


The Wells Team has lived in the Atlanta area for 25 years! We have bought and sold real estate in 10 metro Atlanta Counties! We pride ourselves on our knowledge! 

Always remember to do your research!



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