January Character Word
Fourth grade students at Kingsland Elementary know that reading is a great way to gain knowledge and success.
Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do
"Because of You" is a new feature on our Camden County Schools Facebook page and website. We will share ways that parents and community members are dedicating their time and talents to support our students and schools.
Because of You: Ms. Tracy Edwards, David L. Rainer Elementary
Tracy Edwards, a DLR parent volunteer, has helped create and organize PAWS, Parents Always Willing to Support, the David L. Rainer parent volunteer group. Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Dixon, our guidance counselor, have trained over 100 parent volunteers since the creation of PAWS. As PAWS President, Mrs. Edwards has coordinated various fundraising efforts for DLR, including maintaining our online school store, the Annual Color Run, Fall Festival, Fifth Grade Dance, Santa Shop, Holiday Family Night, and many other events that make our school a special place to be. Because of Mrs. Edwards, and the PAWS volunteers, David L. Rainer Elementary continues to thrive and be a PAWSome place for our students, parents, faculty and staff.
Camden County Schools Ranked 7th in Georgia by Niche
Niche.com recently identified Camden County Schools as the 7th ranked school district in Georgia in their recent “2017 Best Schools” report. Niche, a national company based in Pittsburgh, PA, uses statistical analysis and user reviews to rate K-12 schools, colleges and cities. Visitors to Niche.com use the school and cities rankings to determine the best places to purchase homes, relocate or establish businesses. Niche uses data from multiple state and national sources and user surveys to grade schools in academics, teachers, culture and diversity, health and safety and extracurricular offerings. Camden County Schools ranked 16th last year, moving up 9 spots in just one year. In the 2017 report Niche assigned the Camden County School district and every school within the district received an overall “A” rating in their 2017 Best Schools in America report.
Niche also creates state and national rankings in a number of different areas. In addition to the Best District ranking, Camden ranked favorably in every other area as well.
4th out of 170 districts with the best teachers in Georgia
4th out of 169 districts as the safest school district in Georgia
5th out of 169 districts as the best place to teach in Georgia
5th out of 163 districts as best system for student athletes
10th out of 165 districts as the most diverse school district in Georgia
Do you have questions about the Georgia Milestones Assessment?
Click here to view The Parent's Guide to New Tests in Georgia created by the National PTA, click here to read information from the Georgia Department of Education. These two resources provide helpful information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact your child's school. We are always here to help!
You can click here to view a sample of the online test and learn more about the testing format. If you continue to have questions, please contact your school or our Central Office at 912-729-5687. You can view the Camden County Schools Testing Calendar by clicking here. The Georgia Department of Education has created a comprehensive and helpful list of frequently asked questions. You can view it here.
The four achievement levels on Georgia Milestones are Beginning Learner, Developing Learner, Proficient Learner, and Distinguished Learner. The general meaning of each of the four levels is provided below:
Beginning Learners do not yet demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students need substantial academic support to be prepared for the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness.
Developing Learners demonstrate partial proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students need additional academic support to ensure success in the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness.
Proficient Learners demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are prepared for the next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness.
Distinguished Learners demonstrate advanced proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are well prepared for the next grade level or course and are well prepared for college and career readiness
Individual Georgia Milestones student reports are released every year when they are sent to our system by the Georgia Department of Education. You can view a Parent's Guide to EOG/EOC Student Report here to learn about the format and information included in the student reports. The Georgia Department of Education has created a PowerPoint presentation to give parents and stakeholders a better understanding of the Georgia Milestones Assessment results. The presentation is titled "The Rearview Mirror and the Road Ahead". To view the presentation, please click here.
2017-2018 PreK and Kindergarten Registration Dates
FY18 PreK Registration: April 5th & 6th
FY18 Kindergarten Registration: May 3rd & 4th
This is to notify all persons who work or attend class in Camden County Schools that management plans have been developed for friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials for all buildings in the system. The management plans show the location of the asbestos-containing materials and assumed asbestos-containing material. Anyone may review or retain a copy of the plans. Individual school plans are on file in the in the principal’s office at each school. All plans are on file at the Administrative Office, Camden County Board of Education, 311 S. East Street, Kingsland, GA 31548.
Information about the promotion and retention guidelines for the 2015-2016 school year for students in grades 3-8 may be found by clicking here and answers to frequently asked questions may be answered here. If you have questions, please contact your school or the Camden County Schools Central Administrative Offices at 912-729-5687.
Georgia was one of 10 states granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act in February 2012. The state created a new accountability system called the College and Career Ready Performance Index, which rolled out on May 7, 2013. More
Pursuant to Senate Bill 289, the Camden County School System is providing notice regarding online enrollment opportunities for students. Students may enroll in online courses beginning in the 2013-2014 school year to participate in full-time or part-time instructional opportunities as provided by the Georgia Virtual School or enter into a contract with an online provider approved by the school system.More
As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Camden County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Camden County Board of Education Career and Technical Education department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.More
Are you new to our school system? Registration for new students is available online.
Note: This registration is only for the 2016-2017 school year. When registration for the 2017-2018 opens, a new link will be provided.
Click here to access our online student registration.