Dawson County


The schools in Dawson County, Georgia, serve a diverse student population across 7 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, and 1 alternative school. The district is home to several standout institutions, such as Dawson County High School, which ranks 70th out of 442 Georgia high schools and boasts a strong 94.6% four-year graduation rate, and Dawson County Middle School, which ranks 121st out of 577 Georgia middle schools and exceeds county and state averages in many academic subjects.

The student population in Dawson County schools is predominantly white, ranging from 73.44% to 89.84%, with a notable Hispanic presence as well, from 5.56% to 15.94%. Academically, the schools generally perform well on state assessments, with Kilough Elementary standing out for its exceptional proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Socioeconomic diversity is evident, with free and reduced-price lunch rates varying from 31.95% at Dawson County High School to 56.16% at Riverview Elementary.

While the Dawson County schools generally perform well, there are areas for potential improvement, such as addressing lower proficiency rates in certain subjects and grade levels, and considering the diverse needs of the student population, as evidenced by the wide range in free/reduced lunch rates and student-teacher ratios across the elementary schools. Overall, the district boasts several high-performing institutions, but also presents opportunities for continued growth and development to ensure the success of all students.

District Detail

 517 Allen Street
Dawsonville, GA 30534

 (706) 265-3246

SchoolDigger Rank:
36th of 201 Georgia districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 3,906

Primary Schools: 4
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 1

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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