Press Releases


Pickens County School District Outpaces State and National SAT Average

Every September, the Georgia Board of Education (GADOE) releases the final numbers for that year's graduating class's performance on the SAT, and while the state average has consistently outscored the national average, Pickens County School District students have also scored higher than Georgia's average.

Pickens High Student Selected for State Advisory Council

Pickens High School student selected by State School Superintendent Richard Woods to serve on 2023-2024 Student Advisory Council

Pickens County School District’s Graduation Rate Top State’s Average

Pickens County School District’s 4-year graduation rate tops the state average once again.

Pickens High Students Beat National Average on ACT

Pickens High’s class of 2023 beat the national average on the ACT, with the district’s highest scores in science. Pickens High’s class of 2023 recorded an average composite score of 20.6, compared to the national average of 19.5.

Natural Gas Leak at Tate Elementary

A strong smell of gas was detected this morning (10/26) at Tate Elementary School. The fire department and gas company were immediately notified and worked to identify and repair the leak. Families were notified of the incident via Infinite Campus, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter), and regular updates were sent out. Tate Elementary School families were also called by Pickens County School District staff. The leak at the school was found and repairs were made, however, the decision was made to cancel classes for the day in order to thoroughly vent the school and ensure a safe return for tomorrow.

November is Family Engagement Month

November is Family Engagement Month

Inclement Weather Plan

When inclement weather approaches, any closure or modification to the school day will be communicated as quickly as possible based on the nature of the storm or event.

Craig Bennett named new Pickens High School Head Football Coach

In a called meeting on January 4, 2024, the Pickens County Board of Education approved the hiring of Craig Bennett to serve as the next Head Football Coach for Pickens High School.