It feels good to be on a winning team.
Many of those residents of Morgan County who have moved here, children in tow, over the past ten years will tell you that they did so—in large part—because of the school system, which has enjoyed a reputation in Georgia as a system to watch for some years now. For local parents, it’s thrilling to observe and participate as that potential begins to coalesce into a system recognized not only in a tri-county area, but on regional, state, and national stages as well.
Morgan County High School Principal Mark Wilson is the national Principal of the Year. The high school has been ranked as 20th in the state by Newsweek magazine for its dedication to and support of Advanced Placement classes (one of which, AP Art History, is taught by that self-same Principal of the Year, a fact that amazes teachers from other school systems. “You have a principal who teaches a class?!?)
Our local middle school is a Lighthouse School to Watch, and CRCT scores across the system are up and above state averages.
Whether you have children in the local school system or not, you can take pride in our community’s students and teachers and everyone who supports them in any way. Successful schools mean successful communities, and our schools are making their way into the ranks of the best.
If academia was a sport, we’d have just won the pennant. So get out there and celebrate! And support our schools as they continue their quest to be the best.