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Appling County Schools Soaring to New Heights. Vision and Mission. Vision Appling County Schools will be a system of excellence for all learners. . Mission We are committed to providing a quality education that promotes maximum individual achievement and social responsibility. .

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vision and mission
Vision and Mission


Appling County Schools will be a system of excellence for all learners.


We are committed to providing a quality education that promotes maximum individual achievement and social responsibility.

appling county schools
Appling County Schools


Scarlett Miles Copeland

Board of Education

Mr. Scottie Ammons, Chair

Mr. M. C. Barlow

Ms. Minnie Barnes

Mr. Randy Crawford

Mr. Randy Sellers

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Appling County Schools

Appling County Elementary

Altamaha Elementary

Fourth District Elementary

Appling County Middle School

Appling County High


Appling County Primary

Regained Full SACS Accreditation

Regained Board of Standards and Board of Distinction

AYP in 4 Schools – ACPS, ACES, AES, Fourth District

Passed ESPLOST 4 with 81% Pass Rate

Academic Accomplishments in Numerous Areas at All Schools

2012 Pirate Baseball State Champions

Football Final Four

  • Approximately 3,565 students
  • Six schools, one pre-kindergarten center, one alternative school
  • 483 full-time employees, 276 certified employees, 207 classified employees
  • 512,738 free and reduced meals (2011-2012)
  • Great parent/community support
student enrollment
Student Enrollment

2012 ~ 3565

2011 ~ 3565

2010 ~ 3580

2009 ~ 3537

2008 ~ 3540

2007 ~ 3519

2006 ~ 3394

2005 ~ 3370

2004 ~ 3443

2003 ~ 3362

2002 ~ 3303

2001 ~ 3321

student attendance
Student Attendance

Percent of students absent 15 days or less

2012 ~ 89%

2011 ~ 86%

2010 ~ 84%

2009 ~ 86%



Served 196,309 student breakfasts

Served 457,265 student lunches

Total student meals served 653,574

Percent of Free/Reduced Meals

2011-2012 ~ 65.8%



Regular routes ~ 382,840 miles

Special needs routes ~ 84,320 miles

Extra curricular and sporting events ~ 53,763 miles

Total miles driven ~ 520,923 miles

Diesel costs ~ $372,545.00

Student transports per day ~ 4,114

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Student (FTE) ExpenditureFY 11
  • Total expenditure per FTE in Appling County ~ $8578.15
  • Average total expenditure per FTE in Georgia ~ $8,593.97
fy 2013 budget revenue
FY 2013 BudgetRevenue

General Fund ONLY

Anticipated Fund Balance as of July 1, 2012 $6,000,000.00

  • Local Taxes $9,827,000.00
  • Other Local Revenue $149,309.00
  • State QBE $20,088,675.00
  • State Categorical Grants $696,971.00
  • Other State Revenue $342,422.00
  • QBE Local Fair Share ($3,304,199.00)
  • Amended Formula Adjustment (Austerity) ($2,686,397.00)
  • Transfer of Funds $1,194,714.30
  • Equalization Funding Grant $224,525.00
  • TOTAL REVENUE $26,533,020.30
fy 2013 budget expenditures
FY 2013 BudgetExpenditures

General Fund ONLY

  • Instruction $18,848,281.95
  • Support Service (Pupil Personnel) $796,902.19
  • Improvement of Instructional Service $482,692.96
  • Media Services $484,406.50
  • General Administration $677,500.57
  • School Administration $1,609,140.06
  • Support Service (Business) $195,540.00
  • Maintenance & Operations $2,496,339.36
  • Student Transportation $1,737,306.33
  • Support Service $467,396.40
  • Other Support Service $77,963.20
  • TOTAL EXPENDITURES $27,873,469.52
appling county high school eoct fy2009 percentage meeting and exceeding standard state comparison

Appling County High SchoolEOCT FY2009Percentage Meeting and Exceeding StandardState Comparison

Data Not Reported


Appling County High SchoolEOCT FY2012Percentage Meeting and Exceeding StandardState Comparison - Projected


Appling County High SchoolEnglish/Language Arts & Mathematics Trend DataPercentage Meeting and Exceeding Standard

Data Not



Appling County High SchoolScience and Social Studies Trend DataPercentage Meeting and Exceeding Standard

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Conducted from 2007 – June 2012

All Projects Completed Including:

PreK Center

ACMS Classrooms, Science Lab, a

& Weight Room


Connection to Highway #1

Extra Parking Area

Girls Softball Fields

Tennis Courts

Band Practice Field

esplost iii projects still underway altamaha elementary construction fourth district renovations

ESPLOST IIIProjects Still Underway: Altamaha Elementary Construction Fourth District Renovations



  • Common Core Georgia Performance Standards
  • Georgia joined with 47 other states well over a year ago to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mathematics.
  • On June 2, the Common Core State Standards were released.
  • The Georgia State Board of Education adopted the CCGPS on July 8, 2010.
  • GA has been granted a Waiver of Flexibility along with a few other states. Process has become more strenuous and continually changing for us. Updates and Training is ongoing.
instructional support specialists

Instructional Support Specialists

New Vision

Serving all Schools

Provide Assistance to Teachers in Meeting the Academic Needs of All Students

Focus on Instructional Needs of All Students through Comprehensive Data Analysis

Key in Developing School Improvement Initiatives Based on Identified Areas of Strengths and Weaknesses

system school improvement specialist

System School Improvement Specialist

New Vision

Provides guidance for Instructional Support Specialists

District SACS/School Improvement Coordinator

System Test Coordinator

Title II A Coordinator

Focus on Data Analysis at the District and School Level for the Purpose of District and School Improvement

21 st century technology

21st Century Technology

On the Horizon…

Altamaha Elementary Gym Renovations

Appling Co. Elementary Renovations and Upgrades

Appling Co. Primary Renovations and Upgrades

achs field house renovations

ACHS Field House Renovations

On the Horizon…

ACHS Stadium Upgrades

Appling Co. Middle School Renovations and Upgrades

New Bus Maintenance Facility

appling county schools textbooks and instructional materials

Appling County Schools Textbooks and Instructional Materials

On the Horizon…

Appling County Schools Vehicles/Buses

where we a re
Where We Are
  • Highly qualified personnel- low turnover
  • Continuous goal to improve communication/transparency
  • Student recognition- Baxley NewsBanner, WBYZ,, school websites, county website, student work/recognition displayed halls and Board of Education
  • Stakeholder / System Collaboration – Ongoing
  • Fully SACS Accredited
where we are
Where We Are
  • Implementation of Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)
  • Lower per pupil expenditure than state
  • Instructional Support Specialists serve all six schools
  • Technology Specialists
  • A school nurse is on site at all six schools
  • A full-time School Resource Officer enhance the safety of our students and the security of our schools.
where we are going
Where we are going
  • Increase graduation rate and EOCT Scores
  • Additional Opportunities for High School Students such as: Advanced Placement courses, Dual Enrollment, Accel, & GA. Virtual Schools
  • Improve/ expand facilities
  • Employ a more diverse faculty as diversity of Appling County changes
  • Finances- reduction of state and federal funding
  • High growth- i.e. special education, ELL
  • Staying current with rapidly changing technology advancements
  • Implementation of CCGPS in ELA & Math
  • Preparation for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers (PARCC )Assessment 2014
  • College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) is the new accountability system
  • Grow local economy
This is a good school system.
  • We want to get better!
  • We want you to help us.
  • Thank you for your attendance.
Thank You for Your Continued Support of Appling County Schools!

Soaring to new Heights Together!