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 complex educates more than 1800 students yearly. The newest of our schools, Calhoun Middle School and Calhoun High School are located on River Street and are quickly becoming known as "The Campus". The Calhoun Online Learning Academy (COLA) supports students with a blended learning environment. This innovative program is located at the STEMWorks Lab located at 606 Oothcalooga Street. 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 continues to serve as the system superintendent, and has done so since 2007.
Our diverse enrollment continues to rise. Our 2019 enrollment is more than 4,200 students. Thirty seven percent of our students are Hispanic, 6% black, 50% white, and approximately 7% of our students are multiracial, Asian or Native American. Twenty-three percent of our student population are non-resident students which conveys the message that we are a school system of choice. Ten 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. Fourteen 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 60%