School System

From the Stephens County School System website:

In today’s education world we hear a lot about accountability. The Stephens County School System is proud to be accountable to the community in several ways:

  • Accountability has been central to the No Child Left Behind legislation and through AYP. However, AYP is no longer the cornerstone of the state’s accountability system. It is being replaced by the College and Career Readiness Performance Index or CCRPI, which takes a more comprehensive look at what makes a school a good school. An important part of the CCRPI is still how well our students do on state tests, but now also includes national testing programs, the Advanced Placement program, and SAT. In addition, all subject areas (Reading, Math, LA, Science and SS) are now considered.

  • Another way we are accountable to our community is through our annual report. Each year, we share important facts and information about the school system and schools with parents and the community.


Higher Education


Toccoa Falls College 
is a Christ-centered educational institution that prepares men and women for vocational and professional occupations. Located in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains, TFC currently offers 29 majors and 39 minors within three schools: Professional Studies, Arts and Sciences, and Christian Ministries.

Graduates serve throughout the United States and around the world fulfilling the dream of founder Dr. R. A. Forrest, who said: "The sun never sets on the graduates of Toccoa Falls College."

North Georgia Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a residential, public, multi-campus institution of higher education serving the workforce development needs of Northeast Georgia.

The college provides access to student-focused occupational programs at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. NGTC also provides Adult Education and customized business and industry training through traditional and distance education methodologies and college-wide services.