K-12 Education In Henry County

A quality educational system is a key component of any community’s quality of life infrastructure, and that is certainly the case in Henry County. Henry County Schools are committed to continuously reviewing and strengthening their academic programs to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage and high-demand careers.

With a population of approximately 42,000 students for the 2017-18 school year, Henry County Schools ranks as the 8th largest school system in Georgia. The district includes 50 schools: 28 elementary, 11 middle and 11 high.

With more than 5,000 employees on the payroll, our school system is also considered the largest business in Henry. Henry County Schools' “business” is about providing children with the skills and knowledge to compete in the 21st century; to this end, the system is committed to recruiting and training top quality professional and support staff.
  • Henry County Schools are accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (to 2019) and by AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (to 2016).
  • The Henry County Board of Education is recognized as a “Quality Board” for meeting the governance standards of the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA).
Henry County has an excellent educational system, with one of the top performing public school systems in the Atlanta Metro area along with several well regarded private schools.  Henry County is one of the first counties in the nation to employ technological advances to learning, having provided personal electronic learning devices to every student.  

Academy for Advanced Studies (AAS)

In August 2013, the Academy for Advanced Studies (AAS) began serving students in grades 9-12 as a college and career academy. AAS has been approved by the local and state boards of education to operate as a charter program of choice.  The mission of AAS  is to ensure each student graduates high school with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for college and career success. AAS produces many benefits for students, employers and the community-at-large, including increased high school graduation and college enrollment rates, higher levels of academic attainment, stronger preparation for high-skill, high-wage and high-demand careers, and greater potential for local economic development.


K-12 Education In Henry County