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Quality of Life / Education

Lifelong Learning is a Franklin County Credo

Franklin County, Georgia families have outstanding options
for education, from PreK through university.

The Franklin County School System educates approximately 3,600 students in grades K-12 attending one of the four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, and taught by about 230 certified teachers. High expectations, a challenging curriculum, and implementation of 21st Century skills have resulted in high test scores and a high school graduation rate above 85%.

Franklin County proudly participates in the Georgia Department of Labor’s GeorgiaBEST program, which provides soft-skill and work ethic-related training to our students to prepare them for a successful career after graduation. Additionally, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin County Schools, the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority, and our local industries and businesses collaborate in the Education in Enterprise program. The goals of Education in Enterprise are to:

  • Understand the challenges of manpower needed for the future workforce
  • Define the school system’s role in developing a future workforce
  • Work toward implementing “soft-skills” (communication, attendance, problem solving) in an academic setting
  • Develop a relationship among CTAE teachers and Franklin County businesses and industries
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Higher Education

Franklin County is home to Emmanuel College, a four-year private liberal arts college. North Georgia Technical College’s Currahee Campus, just 20 minutes from the county seat, provides a variety of programs to prepare students to enter the workforce, and the college’s Adult Education Center in Lavonia gives special attention to adults returning to school to resume educational programs that were interrupted in earlier years. Additionally, Franklin County is convenient to the University of Georgia, located 45 minutes south.