Rabun County students have access to the best of both public and private schools, ensuring all students have the opportunity to receive a quality education.
Newcomers can call the Rabun County School Board administrative office for information on new student registration in the public schools. By law, children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 to enter kindergarten and 6 years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade.
Documents required to register include a certified birth certificate, immunization record on Georgia state forms, vision/hearing/dental screening records from a family doctor or local health clinic, a Social Security card, proof of residency in the school attendance zone, and the previous year's report card if transferring from another school. For more information call (706) 746-5376 or visit the school system online.
Public School Distribution and Performance
Rabun County students currently attend three elementary schools (two K-2 and one 3-6), one middle school, and one high school. At all levels administrators, teachers, and parents are committed to excellence. Rabun County High School offers several advanced placement courses as well as post-secondary and joint enrollment options for college bound students.
Students who need additional assistance receive individual counseling for help with personal, academic, and vocational interests and needs. Group counseling is also offered throughout the year on subjects varying from test anxiety to parenting. Rabun County teachers are leaders in their field with an average of 16 years experience; 69% of instructors hold a master's degree or higher.
Rabun County students thrive in the county's public schools. Approximately 2,180 students are enrolled in the public school system. As part of the No Child Left Behind Act, Rabun County Schools met adequate yearly progress in all 13 areas of measurement. Five out of six schools are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Rabun County Board of Education
41 Education Street
Clayton, GA 30525
Private & Specialty Schools
In addition to the outstanding public schools, Rabun County has several stellar private and specialty schools to choose from:
•Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
•Tallulah Falls School
Colleges, Universities and Technical Institutions
Located in the city of Clayton, North Georgia Technical College Rabun County branch offers many academic majors and programs of study ranging from medical, business, computer, and industrial programs. Classes are taught by experienced faculty who know what knowledge and skills are expected in business. The college provides programs in many of today's fastest growing fields as well as learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement.
Additionally, several colleges, universities, and technical institutions are located within a short driving distance of Rabun County. Numerous opportunities for higher education are available at nearby:
•North Georgia Technical College (Clarkesville)
•Piedmont College (Demorest)
•Truett McConnell College (Cleveland)
•Young Harris College (Young Harris)