Bulloch County Schools is a public, pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade school system located in southeast Georgia. It is our mission to help prepare students for success and enhance community value.
We are the 38th largest school district in Georgia, and Bulloch County's second-largest employer with nearly 1,400 employees. Our student to teacher ratio is 16:1.We serve more than 10,300 students in a consolidated system with 15 campuses and one alternative learning center.
Bulloch County is an education community with a choice of public, private and homeschool K-12 options for parents. There are three post-secondary institutions within the county (Georgia Southern University, East Georgia State College and Ogeechee Technical College). Our students and faculty benefit from the partnerships we have built with these education partners.
Bulloch County Schools and each of its schools faithfully engages in an accreditation process with AdvancED every five years to improve the quality of our School system and its schools. AdvancED was formerly known as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. AdvancED conducted a Quality Assurance Review on September 18 - September 21, 2011, and determined that our school district and each of our schools meets the Accreditation Standards for a Quality School system. Our next Quality Assurance Review is scheduled for March 5-8, 2017.
Strategic Waivers School System
Optimization of Resources
Our school system is known at the state and national level for having sound financial management. In the last 10 years, Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the nation’s second-leading bond rating firm, has raised its school issuer credit rating on Bulloch County Schools’ (BCS) general obligation bonds three times. Now at a rating of AA Minus, according to a recent RatingsDirect® Summary, “the district’s consistently favorable financial performance despite the recession’s ongoing revenue pressures,” and the school district’s “pro-active budget management,” are some of the primary reasons for the increases. This is a positive indication of the school district’s underlying credit rating, and resource management.
Bulloch County voters have successfully passed three Education Special Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) referendums since 2003. Three have been passed in recent years. The first, approved in 2003, ran 2004-2008; the second approved in 2005, runs 2009 – 2013; and the third, approved by 92 percent of voters in 2009, runs 2014 – 2018.
To see the school system's most recent audits, visit the Business & Finance Department area of our website.
Faculty Professional Development
We also ensure that our leadership and teacher teams are effectively trained and empowered to carry out our strategic plan and school-level improvement plans by providing ongoing local and off-site training. With education partners like First District RESA, the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (GLISI), the Georgia Department of Education and more, we have trained our administrators and faculty in standards-based classrooms, professional learning communities, school improvement, state curriculum standards and more.
Bulloch County Schools has made growing the district’s future leaders a strategic focus in order to support student success. The Board of Education established an Aspiring Leaders program for the district in 2015. The 11-month class is for teachers and school administrators, who want to become effective future leaders within the district.
College & Career Readiness
Bulloch County Schools selects quality academic curriculum to support teaching Georgia's Standards of Excellence.
We are focused on finding the best workforce development model to match our community assets with K-12 classroom instruction for career pathways. Learn more.
Bulloch County Schools is also partnering with the Pathways to Prosperity Network to develop a community-based education and work-readiness system of grades 9 through 14, that leverages our high school programs, technical college, business and industry, and other community resources, to align our students' opportunities with regional and state (as part of the larger global picture) labor market needs. The Georgia Department of Education and the Pathways to Prosperity Network have selected Bulloch County as one of two counties in the state to build a statewide model for workforce development. Learn more.
Stakeholder & Community Support
We strive to establish effective, open and continuous dialogue between our schools, parents, administrators, post-secondary partners and business and industry leaders. We work to significantly increase community involvement, spur innovation and increase collaboration. We are committed to continually working with the community to decide how to best use resources to do what is best for students. Learn more about our Speak Up for Education events.