About Augusta


From preschool to Ph.D., the Augusta area offers award winning education that is also accessible and affordable. Students at all levels of education have a wide array of choices among both public and private learning institutions.

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Richmond County Schools

The mission of the Richmond County School System is to build a world–class school system through education, collaboration and innovation. The Richmond County School system is accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).


  • Richmond County School System ranked in the top 10 of the 2017-2018 Digital School Districts Survey.
  • Twenty schools were designated as Beating the Odds by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.
  • Sixteen schools were recognized for Improving Student Achievement and Closing the Achievement Gap.
  • Six schools were named Title I Distinguished Schools in 2018, the highest percentage of Title I Distinguished schools in Georgia.
  • Six high schools exceeded the state graduation rate; five exceeded the national average and nine had a graduation rate above 80%.
  • C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School and A.R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet School were named Schools of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America in 2020; Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School was named a Magnet School of Excellence.
  • More than 300 students are participating in dual enrollment and 120 students completed a paid internship in the Students2Work Program.


  • Employees: 4,000+
  • High Schools: 11 (8 comprehensive and 3 magnets)
  • Middle Schools: 13 (3 magnets and 2 K-8 schools)
  • Elementary: 34 (1 magnet and 2 K-8 schools)
  • Special Schools: 5
  • Richmond County Board of Education for the fourth time since 2014 achieved the Status of a Distinguished Board of Education in 2018.
  • District graduation rate in 2019 was 75.1%; three magnet schools achieved a graduation rate of 100%.
  • Approximately 23,000 students are transported each day across Richmond County.
  • 96.7% of Richmond County School System students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch each day.

Extra Curricular

  • Garrett Elementary School was awarded first place in the Governor's Red Ribbon Campaign competition.
  • .Seventeen Lake Forest Hills Elementary students completed in the MathFest National Competition and 7 came back as national champions; the other 10 students ranked in the 35 or less.