Macon County is a small rural county located in south-central Georgia. Oglethorpe, Georgia is the county seat. Other towns in the county are Montezuma, Ideal, and Marshallville. Macon County is conveniently located to I-75, which runs north and south through the state. The Andersonville National Cemetery is located at the southwestern tip of the county. There is also an active Mennonite community within the county. Macon County is one of the largest dairy producing counties in the state.
The school district’s goals:
· All students will reach high standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency in mathematics and reading/language arts of state mandated tests
· All limited English proficient students will become proficient in English and reach high academic standards, at minimum attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics
· All students will be taught by highly qualified teachers
· All students will be educated in learning environments that are safe, drug-free, and conducive to learning
· All students will graduate from high school
The school district’s core beliefs:
The Macon County School System is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for all students in a safe and inviting environment so that all students can become successful lifelong learners and responsible citizens. To further guide our service to our students and community, we believe the following:
· All students must have access to appropriate learning opportunities and experiences facilitated by appropriate technology (computers, cable technology, media technology, etc.)
· Education is a cooperative effort among the teacher, the learner, the parents, and the community
· The home, the school, the church and the community are primary influences in preparing students to excel in society.
· The employment of competent, committed, and high quality personnel is essential to the function of an effective school system.
· All schools must have a safe environment and appropriate disciplined students.
· Effective teachers prepare for and facilitate creative learning.
· Every child can learn with appropriate motivation and sufficient time.
· An educational environment must promote positive self-esteem that is essential to maximal learning
· Students learn and retain knowledge and skills through application
· Coordination of school and community support services/agencies is vital to the development and education of the whole child.
· Every employee is a public relations agent for the school system
Macon County School System is governed by the Macon County Board of Education. The local board of education is composed of five members. The school district is located within one hour of six universities and/or two-year colleges. These high institutions of learning are Columbus State University, Macon State College, Fort Valley State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, and South Georgia Technical College. The district received its second district accreditation during the 2012-2013 school year. The opportunities for students and citizens of the county to further their education are many.