The Thomasville City Schools was chartered in 1900 as an Independent Public School System by the City of Thomasville, Georgia. Article 11 of the City Charter states, “There shall be established, conducted, maintained, supported, and provided for by local taxation and otherwise . . . a system of public schools in and for the City of Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia.” The City Charter provides for the election and composition of the board of education and grants the board the authority to develop its budget and to levy taxes. The attendance district for the school system is the city limits of Thomasville. Out-of-district Georgia residents are admitted on a space-available basis.
Approximately 2900 students are currently enrolled in five schools within the district. The district is comprised of three PreK-5 elementary buildings, one 6-8 middle school, and one 9-12 high school. The Scholars Academy for grades 6-12 operates as a school-within-a-school program and is housed on the middle school campus.
Four out of five of the schools in Thomasville City Schools are eligible for Title I funding. Thomasville High School, MacIntyre Park Middle, Scott Elementary and Harper Elementary are all eligible for Title I funding due to the percentage of poverty in each school being above 35%. Thomasville City Schools ethnicity data consists of 58% African-American students, 40% Caucasian students and 2% other ethnicities.
The Thomasville City Schools will unite to maximize the individual potential of all students for success in learning, leadership and life.
The Thomasville City Schools inspires the best problem solvers, innovators, life-long learners, and productive citizens of our communities.
Thomasville City Schools believes that:
Each student is a valued individual with unique intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs who is capable of success.
Learning should be driven by a clear understanding of the goals and high expectations for student achievement.
A supportive and safe learning environment is primarily the responsibility of the school system that is shared with parents, students, and community.
The continuous process of improving comes through the commitment to careful and ongoing evaluation, communication, planning, and implementation.