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FY24 Budget Adoption Schedule

The Macon County Board of Education will hold a called FY24 budget work session on Monday, April 10, 2023, at 6:00 PM. The proposed FY24 tentative budget with public comment will be on the agenda of the regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 6:00 PM.  The approval of the tentative budget is scheduled to take place at a called board meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 6:00 PM with public comment.  The final adoption of the FY24 budget is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 6:00 PM. The meetings will be held at the Macon County Board of Education, located at 31 Buck Creek Bypass Road, Oglethorpe, GA.  All meetings are open to the public.


Physical Addresses Needed for New Bus Routes

Macon County School System is in the process of restructuring the bus routes.  This process will enable our students to arrive to school in a more safely, accurate and timely manner.  In order for our school district to accomplish these goals, we need your assistance.

According to state guidelines, the school buses will only be able to pick up those students who have a residential address on file with the school system.  If your family’s mailing address is listed under a P. O. Box address, please complete the form that was sent home by students or complete the electronic version below. 

Bus Route Form

Parent's Name: 

Child 1 Name: 

Child 2 Name: 

Child 3 Name: 

Child 4 Name: 

Child 5 Name: 

Child 6 Name: 

Child 7 Name: 

Child 8 Name: 

Family’s Physical Address (No P.O. Boxes): 


Zip code: 

Current Bus Driver: 

Current Bus Number: 


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Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Grant
Macon County High School has been awarded a $7,000 Grant for the start up of a girls flag football program. Click here to see the award letter.

Thank You Ms. Nakia Parks for
16 Years of Dedicated Service

Dear Macon County School Community,

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Ms. Nakia Parks, our esteemed High School Principal, will not be returning to the Macon County School System next year. While we are saddened by her departure, we are grateful for the 16 years of dedicated service she has provided to our schools.

Ms. Parks first joined our district as an Assistant Principal at Macon County Elementary School where she served for eight years. Her passion for education and commitment to our students quickly became evident, and it was not long before she was promoted to principal of Macon County High School, where she served for the past 8 years.

During her tenure as principal, Ms. Parks led the high school with dedication and skill. She has been instrumental in helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for our students, staff, and families. Under her leadership, the school has consistently demonstrated academic excellence, and the graduation rate has continued to rise.

While we will miss Ms. Parks' warmth, energy, and creativity, we are grateful for the many contributions she has made to the Macon County School System. Her dedication to education and unwavering commitment to our students have made a lasting impact on our community.

We wish Ms. Parks all the best in her future endeavors and know that she will continue to excel in all that she does. Please join us in thanking her for her service to our schools and wishing her the very best in her next chapter.



Marc Maynor

Macon County School System Welcomes Mr. Jamal Harris
as Principal of MCHS for the 2023-2024 School Year

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Jamal Edward Harris was born in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Fulton County Schools. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The Fort Valley State University, where he was a proud member of the “Blue Machine” Marching Band and participated in several clubs and organizations. Along his educational journey, he also obtained a Master of Science degree in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University.

Before coming to Macon County, Mr. Harris served in Houston, Bibb, Peach, and Twiggs Counties. He taught high school and middle school science for a total of 11 years, and he coached basketball and baseball. He then served as an Assistant Principal for three years at Hunt Elementary School in Fort Valley, GA. During his tenure as assistant principal, he achieved several accomplishments including exiting the CSI (Comprehensive Support and Improvement) List in two years, raising the CCRPI score by 15 points in two years, and decreasing discipline referrals by fifty percent. Furthermore, he increased parent approval ratings, student attendance, and teacher attendance. Additionally, he started and led a mentoring group for fifth-grade male students called Young Men in the Making (YMITM).

After serving as the Principal of Jeffersonville Elementary School in Jeffersonville, GA for three months, Mr. Harris was promoted to Principal of Twiggs County Middle High School, where he served for two years. During his tenure as Principal, he created and sustained several programs and initiatives, improved the overall culture and climate of the school and community, increased student attendance, and raised the graduation rate from 76.2% to 88.9%.

Mr. Harris resides in Byron, Georgia with his beautiful wife, Che’, and three beautiful daughters, Rylyn, Marlee, and Nova. They also have two dogs, Rio and Roxie. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, preferably at sporting events. He also enjoys all aspects of music including singing, listening, and even playing a few instruments.

Mr. Harris is deeply humbled by the opportunity to be the principal of Macon County High School. He truly believes that just as teaching is a calling, being chosen to lead is a calling as well. He believes that good leaders are also good servants in that they support whomever they lead. He plans to support every student, teacher, and parent, and work together with the community, keeping the students’ best interests at heart. He has a genuine love for children, and his passion for helping every child reach his or her maximum potential will dictate the way he leads.

Mr. Harris is ecstatic about the limitless possibilities that he foresees at Macon County High School and looks forward to collaborating with the Macon County community to ensure that all students are afforded the best educational experience possible. He plans to instill the belief that every scholar who graduates from Macon County High School will catch the “E” train and become an Entrepreneur, Enrolled, Enlisted, or Employed! Let’s go DAWGS!

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Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts

has finished their annual financial audit of MCSS.  The public record of these audits are published on their website.  A link to the MCSS audits on their site can be found under the RFP/Budget tab at the top of the MCSS page or click here.

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2016 Macon County High School Graduation Rate


2017 Macon County High School Graduation Rate


2018 Macon County High School Graduation Rate


Please click here to read the article about the increase in graduation rates.

30.8% increase since 2012