Troup County School System





The mission of the Troup County School System is to educate all students in a challenging and safe learning environment, so they will become productive citizens in a diverse and changing world.








Substitute Teacher Workshop








Thinc College and Career Academy

1 College Circle

LaGrange, GA 30240


Dr. Kathy Carlisle, CEO

Dr. Chris Williams, Director





Supply List for 2014-2015 School Year

Berta Weathersbee Elementary School

Long Cane Elementary School

Ethel W. Kight Magnet Elementary School

Franklin Forest Elementary School

Hillcrest Elementary School

Hollis Hand Elementary School

Callaway Elementary School

Hogansville Elementary School

Mountville Elementary School

Rosemont Elementary School

West Point Elementary School

Whitesville Road Elementary School

Middle School Supply List 2014-2015



Registration and Meet the Teacher Dates for Returning Students

High School:
July 30th 12 pm to 6 pm-- Grades 9 and 12
July 31st 12 pm to 6 pm-- Grades 10 and 11

Middle School:
August 6th 10 am to 6 pm

Elementary School:
August 4th 12 pm to 6 pm

*School starts August 8, 2014

For more information about school registration or enrollment, please contact the Office of Student Assignment at 706-812-7900.

School Information:
12 Elementary Schools
• Berta Weathersbee Elementary, Dr. Lorraine Jackson-Principal, 706-883-1570
• Callaway Elementary, Ms. Amy Thornton-Principal, 706-845-2059
• Ethel Kight Elementary, Ms. Candance McGhee-Principal,706-812-7943
• Franklin Forest Elementary, Ms. Carol Montgomery-Principal, 706-845-7556
• Hillcrest Elementary, Ms. Pam Doig-Principal, 706-812-7940
• Hogansville Elementary, Mr. Bret Bryant-Principal, 706-812-7990
• Hollis Hand Elementary, Mr. Jack Morman-Principal, 706-883-1580
• Long Cane Elementary, Dr. Linda Wood-Principal, 706-812-7948
• Mountville Elementary, Ms. Lindsey Barnes-Principal, 706-812-7951
• Rosemont Elementary, Ms. Natalie Givins-Principal, 706-812-7954
• West Point Elementary, Ms. Jan Franks-Principal, 706-812-7973
• Whitesville Road Elementary, Ms. Debra Brock-Principal, 706-812-7968

3 Middle Schools
• Callaway Middle School, Ms. Tina Forbus-Principal, 706-845-2080
• Gardner Newman Middle School, Ms. Anne Cook-Principal, 706-883-1535
• Long Cane Middle School, Mr. Chip Giles-Principal, 706-845-2085

3 High Schools
• Callaway High School, Ms. Lauren Wilson-Principal, 706-845-2070
• LaGrange High School, Dr. Penny Johnson-Principal, 706-883-1590
• Troup High School, Mr. Chip Medders-Principal, 706-812-7957

1 Alternative School
• The HOPE Academy, Ms. Karla Fagg-Principal, 706-812-7988



School System to Purge Old Gifted Graduate Records
The Troup County School System will purge records of gifted students who graduated in May 2013.





Gifted Presentation 6th Grade


Gifted Presentation 7th - 8th Grade








Why Does the Troup County School System Have Annual Budget Deficits?
by Cole Pugh, Ed.D., Superintendent

If I were a Troup County School System (TCSS) employee, or a citizen in Troup County, and if I did not have an understanding of the current school finance system in Georgia,


I would ask the following questions:

1. Why does the TCSS face annual budget deficits?

2. Why can’t the Board of Education, superintendent, and central administration fix the annual school funding issues?

3. Why would we have a budget deficit next year since the governor and legislature gave Georgia public K-12 schools more money?







2014-2015 Troup County School System Calendar


2014-2015 Calendar for year round employees


FAQ (Budget and School System Operations FY15)




New Immunization Requirements Take Effect July 1, 2014
for 7th graders and New Entrants to GA Schools


According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, immunization requirements for children who will attend 7th grade in the fall have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (MP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, 7th grade students must have Tdap and meningococcal vaccine immunizations prior to entering school.

Department officials believe these new school requirements will lead to an increase in immunization coverage in Georgia and reduce disease. Data from the National Immunization Survey (NIS) ranked Georgia 39th in Tdap rates and 22nd in meningococcal rates. Implementation of the new requirements will increase vaccine coverage rates and protect Georgia’s children and families. The team is optimistic that the reduction in disease will result in a reduction of school absentee rates and thereby, improve student performance.

Effective July 1, 2014 children attending 7th grade in the fall who are born on or after January 1, 2002 must receive one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine before attending school. Children who are considered “new entrants” into a Georgia schools in grades 8th through 12th must also receive the vaccine immunizations.

"New entrant" is defined as any child entering any school in Georgia for the first time or entering after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than twelve months or one school year.

Immunization form 3231 now reflects the new requirements.

For more information about immunizations, parents/guardians should contact their family physician or District IV Health Services.




Parents of Troup County School System Students:

Click here to learn more about the new mass notification system to keep you informed on important district news and events.







To learn more about Troup County Schools, watch the video below:


Board Policy Descriptor Code: KBE
Information Campaigns

Anonymous Communications

The Superintendent, Board and other school personnel shall not respond to or answer any anonymous or fictitious correspondence, telephone calls or messages, email or other forms of communications regarding or taking issue with or involving Board operations or pending Board
actions, policies or budget matters. Such correspondence shall summarily be disregarded. Provided, however, any such anonymous correspondence reporting or alleging child abuse or purported illegal acts shall be reviewed for sufficiency and appropriate action, if any.

Troup County Schools

Date Adopted: December 12, 2013



Troup County Schools 2012-2013 Annual Report


Employee Benefits Portal
To learn more Click Here




Now’s the time… To Become a Partner in Education

The Partners in Education program is designed to bring business and community members together with the students and staff of the Troup County School System to enhance education, supplement workforce development, and build a community network that values and supports learning.
Join PIE and Make a Difference. Call 706-812-7900 or click on the links below to learn more.
PIE Brochure
Partners in Education

Georgia School Boards Association Legislative Positions for 2014






District CRCT Scores Released


Local Retailers Support Box Tops For Education




The Callaway High School MultiPurpose Athletic Facility groundbreaking was held on the school's campus June 27th. Several community citizens, governmental officials, and school students and staff came out to support what will be a state of the art athletic facility.

Pictured Left to Right:
Sheila Rowe, Board of Education Chair
Coach Pete Wiggins, Callaway High Athletic Director
Dr. Cole Pugh, Superintendent
Scott Allen, 2WR
Lee Martin, 2WR
Ryan Traylor, Director of Maintenance



Troup County Schools Recognized for Energy Savings




State Legislators Contact Information


The AdvancED Team Will Recommend Troup County Schools Accreditation
Click here to read more




2013 System Quick View Sheet


     Archived RUMOR CONTROL Information  


Troup County Schools
System Improvement Plan







Spot Light


"Spotlight on Education" is a television program featured on LGTV Channel 19 and YouTube designed to provide viewers an in-depth look at the important and exciting educational issues and activities taking place in the Troup County School System. A special "thank you" to the City of LaGrange for making this show possible. Click on the following YouTube link to view the most recent show. Click Here.

Troup Named One Of The Best
Troup County received the 100 Best Communities for Young People award three consecutive years!




Pre-pay for School Meals
Pre-Pay for School Meals at

PayPAMS is the simple, safe and secure portal to pay for your child's meals.

PayPAMS will ensure that your money goes directly to the students account.

At PayPAMS, parents can set up Automatic Payment Plans, View Account Balances and History, Receive Automatic Notification on Balance Status and More!

There is no cost to register, browse the website and check account balances. However, a service fee of $1.95 will be charged per online transaction. The service fee covers the cost of maintaining the website. More information Click Here.














Nichelle Wimbush
Troup High School
2014-2015 Teacher of the Year





Troup County Named as One of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by the America's Promise Alliance!

100 Best Communites





TCSS Receives the 2012 Largest Business of the Year Award!

Chamber of Commerce

TCSS Program Earns Environmental Stewardship Award


Energy Education





Vision for Public Education in Georgia