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Kelly Rush, New LRES Principal

Dr. Kelly Rush Named New Principal of Langston Road Elementary School 

The Houston County Board of Education named Dr. Kelly Rush the new principal of Langston Road Elementary School during the Board meeting held Jan. 14, 2020.  Rush currently serves as the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Matt Arthur Elementary.

“It is an honor to be selected as the next principal of Langston Road Elementary” exclaimed Rush.  “I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful school!  I look forward to working with great people and celebrating the successes that I know Langston will continue to make.”

Langston Road Elementary is located at 315 Langston Road in Perry.  For more information, please contact Dr. Rush at

To read the complete news release, please follow this link.

Congratulations, Spelling Bee Winners

Bonaire Middle Student Wins System Spelling Bee

Bonaire Middle School student Harlen Morris won the Houston County Board of Education 2020 Spelling Bee today.  He was the top speller out of 28 contestants, winning with the correct spelling of the final word, “carnival.”  Lake Joy Elementary School student Clara Swafford won second place.  The word missed prior to Harlen being declared the winner in round 17 was “brevet.”

Harlen, a 7th grader, and Clara, a 5th grader, will both compete at the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) District 6 regional bee. Kallista Kennebrew of Huntington Middle School qualified to attend the district bee as an alternate.  The District Bee will be held at Fort Valley State University in the Pettigrew Center on Feb. 22 at 10:00 a.m.  The District 6 winner and runner-up next compete at the State Spelling Bee on March 13 at 11:00 a.m., held in Atlanta at the Georgia State University Student Center.  

To read the complete news release, please follow this link.

HCHS Platinum

Houston County High Wins Platinum State Award for Academic Performance

Houston County High School won a Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) award from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) for 2019. This award is presented in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Education. Houston County High won Platinum in the Greatest Gains Award category. This is the school's third consecutive SSAS award. 

As a 2019 Platinum Greatest Gains Award recipient, Houston County High is one of only 6 high schools and 27 K-12 schools in Georgia.  

To read the complete news release, please follow this link.

Title I Reward Schools

Schools Added to GaDOE GA Reward Schools List

On Dec. 19, the Georgia Department of Education announced additional 2019-2020 Reward Schools. With the addition of Huntington Middle School and Shirley Hills Elementary School, Houston County has six schools on the Reward Schools list. Previously announced were Centerville Elementary, Eagle Springs Elementary, Morningside Elementary and Tucker Elementary.

This designation is awarded to the top five percent of the greatest-improving Title I Schoolwide schools in Georgia. Reward Schools also maintain the performance of their economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities and English learners.

 To read the complete news release, please follow this link.

MS Regional Academic Bowl

FMMS and PMS Win Region Academic Bowl and advance to State

Feagin Mill Middle School and Perry Middle School won the Region 8 Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Academic Bowl for Middle Grades. The two teams qualified to represent the region at the PAGE Academic Bowl State Championship Competition on Jan. 25, 2020, at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.

Bonaire Middle and Mossy Creek Middle won region runners-up. Teams from Bibb, Peach, Jones and Houston Counties competed at this Bowl.

To read the complete news release, please follow this link.

HCCA Student Named Georgia of the Year

Houston County Career Academy Student Named Georgia Student of the Year

Two Houston County Career Academy (HCCA) students won state awards at the 12th Annual Georgia Business and Education Summit held Dec. 9 in Gainesville. Ja’Nyia Maloy, a senior at Warner Robins High School, was named Georgia’s Student of the Year. Levi Johnson, a senior at Northside High School, won third place for Student of the Year.

The Houston County Career Academy is located at 1311 Corder Road in Warner Robins. Phelps may be reached at

To read the complete news release, please follow this link.

Dr. Elgin Mayfield

Dr. Elgin Mayfield Appointed Principal of Bonaire Primary School 

The Houston County Board of Education appointed Dr. Elgin Mayfield as principal of the new Bonaire Primary School (BPS).  Dr. Mayfield currently serves as the principal at Langston Road Elementary School.  Bonaire Primary School will open in time for the 2020-2021 school year. 

“I am very flattered and excited that our school system has entrusted me to open the new Bonaire Primary School,” commented Dr. Mayfield.  He has been with the school district for more than 23 years and looks forward to continuing his career at BPS. 

The address for Bonaire Primary School is 533 Thompson Mill Road in Bonaire. For more information, please contact Dr. Mayfield at  

 To read the complete news release, please follow this link.

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