You might have missed some things during the academic off-season in Cobb County.
There’s going to be a brand new building at Mountain View Elementary School and a new phase opening at the under-construction Walton High School.
And don’t forget about the 24 new principals throughout the district.
If you are looking for more things you should know heading into the school year, which by the way is starting earlier than ever, check out the guide below.
Cobb County Schools
Superintendent: Chris Ragsdale
Ragsdale graduated with bachelor’s degree in information systems and a master's degree in educational leadership from Kennesaw State University. He served as the district’s chief technology officer until 2014. Ragsdale was named superintendent in February 2015. Read more about him here.
First day of school: July 31
Labor Day: Sept. 4
Fall break: Sept. 25-29
Student holiday/staff work day: Nov. 7
Thanksgiving: Nov. 20-24
Winter break: Dec. 21-Jan. 3
Number of schools
16 high schools
25 middle schools
67 elementary schools
2 independent charter schools
2 special education centers
1 adult education center
1 performance learning center/dropout prevention and recovery
School lunch menus
Find monthly menus, breakfast and lunch prices and nutritional information here.
Enrollment and information for newcomers:
Find more information, including help for Spanish speakers, here.
2016 school tax millage rate: 18.9
Student Demographics as of March 2017
White - 38.1%
Black - 31.2%
Hispanic - 21.3%
Asian - 5.5%
Multiracial - 3.6%
American Indian - <1%
Pacific Islander - <1%
Graduation Rate: 83.8% (2016)
Estimated percent of children in poverty: 17.4 percent, according to the U.S. Census
You can find information about your school, such as test scores, graduation rates and school climate rating at the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide.