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News

There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing the good news about our wonderful students and staff members. And we have a lot of great things to share! Visit our News page to learn about student and faculty awards and accomplishments, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more. 

Learning Everywhere: Updated Back to School Plans for 2020–2021
CobbCast News Website - Learning Everywhere

From sample learning schedules, lunch, transportation, after school programs, and overall health and safety protocols, Cobb Schools has launched an informational site completely dedicated to the 2020-2021 school year, which starts on August 17.  

Building a plan that works for nearly 19,000 employees, 113,000 students, and 750,000 residents in our county has been and will continue to be a tremendous task as COVID-19 continues to evolve. Our team of educators is thankful for the school community’s patience and continued support as we navigate these unprecedented times together.  We encourage you to read all of the information on our district website.

Back to School Date Set
Back to school, School starts August 17th

It's back to school time! We are one team with one goal, and that goal is student success! School starts on August 17, 20202. We look forward to seeing you! 

Learning Everywhere
What will school look like this fall?

What will back to school look like this fall? Cobb Schools will open for face-to-face instruction with parents being able to choose a traditional or a remote learning classroom. After months of planning and understanding how student and staff needs have changed as a result of COVID-19 closures, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced his up and coming plan of action.

For more information, please see our parent letter:

High School Graduation for the Year 2020!

Join us in celebrating our class of 2020! We are so proud of our high school graduates. McEachern High School will be hosting the graduation on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. Please visit the Cobb County School District Graduation/Commencement Information page for more information.

Attendance Incentive/Exam Exemption for the 2020–2021 School Year

The attendance incentive/exam exemption is suspended for the 2020–2021 school year. Since we do not know how COVID-19 will continue to affect our school, county, state, and nation, the decision has been made to suspend the attendance incentive/exam exemption program for the 2020–2021 school year.

Cobb Schools, MUST Extend Partnership to Feed Students
Food Pick-up Locations

Cobb Schools Food Service Department staff will make the food as it is provided by the district and MUST volunteers will distribute to students curbside. The meals can only be served to Cobb County students under 18 years of age, and students must be physically present.

The weekly breakfast and lunch distributions can be sustained through the rest of the 2019–2020 school year or until Cobb Schools re-opens. However, MUST needs volunteers to help by giving food donations and to sign up here to help with food distributions at schools. Please join us as we help our community in need. 

Breakfast and lunch school distribution locations from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. are as follows:

  • Acworth Elementary 
  • Bryant Elementary
  • Campbell High School
  • Compton Elementary
  • East Cobb Middle
  • Garrett Middle 
  • Osborne High
  • Riverside Intermediate 

The new school locations will replace sites where food boxes were provided this week. Please visit the CobbCast website to learn more.

CCRPI

On October 25 at 10:00 a.m., the Georgia Department of Education released the 2019 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) scores. Congratulations to Harrison High School for a 96.3% CCRPI score! We are up 2.3 points from last year and tied for the highest score for all high schools in the Cobb County School District. Harrison is also tied for 5th place among all schools in the district. Also, Harrison is tied for 4th place out of 677 high schools in the state of Georgia. For another year in a row, our students have scored 100 out of 100 maximum points for content mastery with the Georgia Milestones Assessment System for English, math, science, and social studies. This score also includes improving performance among all students, including our subgroups. 

Thank you to our faculty and staff for maintaining a strong academic culture and to our students for keeping their learning at the forefront while also balancing other parts of their high school experience. Thank you as well to our parents and to our feeder schools for helping prepare our students for academic success and supporting a community of learning for all students. Our 96.3% score represents a team effort and more importantly… another reminder of the supportive community in which we live. Congratulations again, Hoya Nation! We are proud of our Hoyas! You can read more about our score on the CCSD press release

Harrison Graduation Rate

Congratulations to Hoya Nation! In case you haven’t heard, the Georgia Department of Education just released high school graduation rates. Harrison is ranked second out of the seventeen Cobb County School District (CCSD) high schools, and we have increased our graduation rate from last year’s 95.56% to this year’s graduation rate of 97.10%! Harrison is one of only four schools with a graduation rate above 96%. Our graduation rate is a testament to our culture at Harrison and the relationships that we have with our students. Our entire faculty and staff, as well as our parents, are all deeply committed to the well-being and academic success of every student. We are also thankful to our feeder schools who send us students who are well-prepared for the challenges of high school. Lots to celebrate at Hoya Nation! Please visit Cobbcast to read the CCSD graduation press release. Please visit the Georgia Department of Education site to read their press release.