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Welcome to Camden County Schools


Located on the southernmost coast of Georgia, Camden County Schools is on a mission to motivate, inspire and challenge our students every day. Our school system serves the diverse needs of approximately 9,000 students. between our nine elementary schools, two middle schools and one comprehensive high school with a 9th Grade Center.

In 2017, Camden earned a district average of 88.7, which is more than 10 points above the state average of 75.0 on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The Class of 2017 received over $15 million dollars in scholarships to pursue post-secondary education. In 2017, Camden County Schools was ranked as the #7 Best School District in Georgia by Niche Ratings and #12 Best School District in Georgia by School Digger. 





Lisa Markham
Congratulations to the Camden County Schools 2018 Media Specialist of the Year!
Mrs. Lisa Markham is truly a dedicated Media Specialist who has a tremendous impact on the students of Crooked River Elementary School. Mrs. Markham was selected by her peers to receive this honor.

Important Notice


STREAM Academy Announcement


The June 2018 session of STREAM Academy has been canceled.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Denise Cato at 912-729-5687.

Kindergarten Information

Kindergarten Registration Click Here

Online Dashboard Link

Year Round Update

Click Here for Title I Parent Survey

Central Office

Central Administrative Office
311 South East Street
Kingsland, GA 31548
Phone: 
912-729-5687
Fax: 
912-729-1489
Hours:
Monday- Friday
8 AM - 4:30 PM

Click Here to Access 2018-2019 Calendar

FAQ

How many days do students go to school each year?

The instructional calendar includes 180 instructional days for students. 

How is the first day of school determined each year?

The first day is scheduled by counting back from the last day of the 1st semester.

Why can’t we move instructional days from 1st semester to 2nd semester?

1st and 2nd semester are the same so high school students receive equal time for instruction before they take end of course (EOC) assessments required for graduation. 

Why is the End of Grade (EOG) assessment always scheduled mid to late April?

Grade 3-8 EOG assessments are scheduled to ensure students receive as much instructional time as possible before the tests and to provide opportunities for retests before the last day of school. (By doing so, students don’t have to come back in the summer for re-tests which, to them, feels like a punishment.)

How is the date of graduation determined?

Graduation is scheduled on a Friday to allow all state and Advanced Placement testing to be completed. Local schools have no control over these testing schedules.

Why do the October and February holidays extend into two work weeks?

If a school week includes three or more days, attendance is better. 

Why are the October and February holidays scheduled?

Scheduling make-up days after a weather event is disruptive for everyone. October and February holidays provide openings for make-up days without interfering with the more traditional holidays when families often travel. 

How do teachers preserve and reclaim the progress students have made after holidays and school closures?

Effective daily instructional practices make sure the learning “sticks”. These may include spiral/daily reviews, purposeful homework, and frequent monitoring of progress. 

Why was a professional/planning day added to the end of the year?

School improvement requires all teachers to participate in relevant, high quality, on-going professional learning to ensure students receive quality instruction. Additional post-planning will be devoted to finalizing school improvement efforts at the end of the school year while data is fresh and to ensure effective plans are in place well before the beginning of the next school year. 

Why does the summer seem to end earlier each year?


School start dates historically fall within the first week of August.

Start Dates 2016 through 2019

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

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FEATURES

Public Notice - Asbestos Management Plan

This is to notify all persons who work or attend class in Camden County Schools that management plans have been developed for friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials for all buildings in the system.  The management plans show the location of the asbestos-containing materials and assumed asbestos-containing material.  Anyone may review or retain a copy of the plans.  Individual school plans are on file in the in the principal’s office at each school.  All plans are on file at the Administrative Office, Camden County Board of Education, 311 S. East Street, Kingsland, GA 31548.

CCRPI: College and Career Ready Performance Index

Georgia was one of 10 states granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act in February 2012. The state created a new accountability system called the College and Career Ready Performance Index, which  rolled out on May 7, 2013.

Senate Bill 289: Online Enrollment Opportunities

Pursuant to Senate Bill 289, the Camden County School System is providing notice regarding online enrollment opportunities for students. Students may enroll in online courses beginning in the 2013-2014 school year to participate in full-time or part-time instructional opportunities as provided by the Georgia Virtual School or enter into a contract with an online provider approved by the school system.

Camden County Schools Civil Rights Compliance

As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Camden County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Camden County Board of Education Career and Technical Education department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.

Suicide Helpline 

Character Word of the Month

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Patience
Waiting later for what you want now

You must have both patience and a strong work ethic to go from your first day of PreK to your graduation day.