Welcome to Our Schools
Welcome to Our Schools
Bulloch County Schools is a public, pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade school district located in southeast Georgia, 55 miles northwest of Savannah. It is our mission to prepare students for success and enhance community value.
We are the 38th largest school district in Georgia. Our school district is Statesboro and Bulloch County's second-largest employer with more than 2,100 full-time, part-time, substitute, seasonal and contracted services employees.
Bulloch County is an education community with public, private, charter, and homeschool K-12 choices for families. There are also 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 research, dual enrollment, continuing education and enrichment opportunities available through our collaboration with these education partners.
We serve more than 11,100 children. We fully embrace the diversity of our students who represent 18 nationalities, 24 languages, and many unique abilities. In fact, we asked our students to express what diversity means to them. We listened, and the ideas they shared through art, music, and the written word, were showcased in a video that we use to help guide our community’s and organization’s conversations, planning, and training. Be sure to view the video.
We have a consolidated school district comprised of 15 schools, and four learning programs to serve students.
We faithfully engage in an international re-accreditation process every five years. This allows us to share how our employees collaborate in professional learning communities, analyze student performance data, look at root causes, develop plans and act to improve our schools. It's a time for objective input from peer professionals and part of our continuous improvement culture.
In 2022 AdvancED (Now known as Cognia) conducted a quality assurance review and determined that our school district and each of our schools met the international accreditation standards for a quality school system. Our next review is scheduled for 2027.
Our Operating Structure
Bulloch County Schools is a strategic-waivers school system through the Georgia Department of Education's flexibility options.
Bulloch County Schools has a culture of building leadership capacity within its schools and Central Office. The school district has multiple ways that it trains leaders from within its pool of skilled, valuable employees:
- New Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program;
- Professional learning communities;
- Training through the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement; and
- on-site professional development days for faculty and staff which are built into the school calendar.
These training and collaboration opportunities help ensure that the school district's leadership and faculty are effectively trained and empowered to carry out the district's strategic plan and school-level improvement plans. Education partners like the First District Regional Education Service Agency, the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement, the Georgia Department of Education and other sources partner with the district to ensure our faculty have the opportunity to continuously improve their skills to best serve students.
Our Financial Efficiency
Bulloch County Schools is known at the state and national level for having sound financial management. AdvancED (Now known as Cognia), in the school district’s most recent accreditation process, commended the district on its proactive fiscal planning and actions that have consistently placed the district on a firm financial foundation.
The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts has recognized the school district many times with its Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting. The award is presented to qualifying public school systems and two-year and four-year colleges and universities in Georgia, who strive not just for best financial practices but better. Typically less than 15 percent of the state's school systems receive this honor out of the state’s 181 public school districts.