Calhoun City Schools is not a system of schools, we are a school system; a family of educators and children housed in four schools and two learning programs. Calhoun PreK is a state funded early learning program located at the former Eastside Primary School building on Barrett Road. Calhoun Primary School Grades Kindergarten through second grades, and Calhoun Elementary School grades three through five are located at the Calhoun Educational Complex on Raymond King Drive. The newest of our schools, the complex educates more than 1500 students yearly. Calhoun Middle School is located on River Street adjacent to Calhoun High Schools campus at the corner of River Street and Oothcalooga Street. The Calhoun Learning Center supports students with an alternative setting. This learning program is located on the high school campus. Calhoun City Schools is proud of the support given to us by our school board. We have a five member team who seeks to do what’s best for boys and girls with every decision that is made. Dr. Michele W. Taylor was named superintendent in July of 2007.
Our diverse enrollment continues to rise. Our 2007 enrollment was very close to 3300 students and we project our enrollment to be more than 5550 students by the year 2020. Twenty four percent of our students are Hispanic, 7% black, 66% white, and approximately 1% of our students are multiracial, Asian or Native American. Twenty-nine percent of our student population are non-resident students which conveys the message that we are a school system of choice. Eleven percent of our students participate in special education programs and we are proud to share that our Special Education Department was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as a leader in the state for their outstanding efforts to improve the performance of students with disabilities. The large influx of Hispanic immigrants to our area has naturally resulted in a large number of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. Nine percent of our students participate in ESOL services and while these teachers are all exceptional, one was selected at Georgia’s ESOL Teacher of the Year. Six percent of our students participate in EIP (Early Intervention Program) through mainly self contained delivery methods of instruction. The percentage of students receiving free and/or reduced lunches continues to increase with a system average of 48%