Press Releases


Pickens County School District Outpaces State and National SAT Average

Every September, the Georgia Board of Education (GADOE) releases the final numbers for that year's graduating class's performance on the SAT, and while the state average has consistently outscored the national average, Pickens County School District students have also scored higher than Georgia's average.

Pickens County School District’s Graduation Rate Top State’s Average

Pickens County School District’s 4-year graduation rate tops the state average once again.

Inclement Weather Plan

When inclement weather approaches, any closure or modification to the school day will be communicated as quickly as possible based on the nature of the storm or event.

Craig Bennett named new Pickens High School Head Football Coach

In a called meeting on January 4, 2024, the Pickens County Board of Education approved the hiring of Craig Bennett to serve as the next Head Football Coach for Pickens High School.

Pickens High Receives AP Honors

Pickens High School receives honors in both AP STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Achievement and AP STEM.

Harmony Elementary School Receives Diamond Star Status

Harmony Elementary School received the Diamond Star School status for their dedication and support with the inaugural Georgia Schools Care initiative to raise funds for Georgia’s foster care children.

Pickens County School District Receives Rural Workforce Development Grant

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Talent and Workforce Preparedness, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, awarded Pickens County School District with state with funds to support workforce preparedness programs.