History of the Houston County Board of Education


Welcome to the Houston County Board of Education Archives website! This website documents our school system's history and serves as a place to house historical information and photographs pertaining to our school system overall and each school.  Contributions are gladly accepted for consideration of posting.  

Our families are invited to share pictures, newspaper clippings, programs or other pertinent information.  Please scan and submit such items by e-mail to webmaster@hcbe.net.   



About the Board

Boards of Education originated in 1870 with the creation of the Georgia constitution. The first reporting of schools to the State occurred in 1873.  The Houston County Board of Education is comprised of seven members elected to serve four-year terms. Five members are elected by voting district; two members are elected at-large. The Superintendent of Schools serves as an ex-officio member of the Board and acts as the Secretary-Treasurer. The Board is a political subdivision of the State of Georgia with the power and authority to maintain, operate and make rules and regulations to govern the schools within jurisdiction. As the governing body of the school system, the Board's primary responsibilities are policymaking, budget approval, evaluation of the superintendent and other duties as prescribed by law. The superintendent and staff work to enforce the policies and to ensure that each student has an equal opportunity for a quality education.

Currently, the system consists of 38 campuses which serve approximately 30,200 students.  The Houston County School System is District Accredited by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement accreditation seal. This means that the system and all 38 schools are accredited, and that Houston County is recognized across the nation as a quality school system.

HCBOE History Collage
Perry Area Historical Society
Georgia Historical Society