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First Days of School

A New School Year 2023-2024

  • Elementary (Pre K - 5th Grade) Students start on August 3

    A. Brian Merry, Barton Chapel, Bayvale, Blythe, Copeland, Deer Chase, Diamond Lakes, Garrett, Glenn Hills, Goshen, Gracewood, A. Dorothy Hains, Hephzibah, Jamestown, Jenkins-White, Lake Forest Hills, Lamar-Milledge, McBean, Meadowbrook, Monte Sano, Sue Reynolds, Tobacco Road, W.S. Hornsby, Warren Road, Wheeless Road, and Wilkinson Gardens Elementary Schools. 


    K-8 Schools, Magnet Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, and eSchool Students start on August 7

    K-8 Schools - Belair K-8, Freedom Park K-8 and Richmond Hill K-8 Schools

    Magnet Schools - A.R. Johnson Engineering Magnet School, C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School, John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, and Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School 

    Middle Schools - Glenn Hills, Hephzibah, Langford, Murphey, Pine Hill, Spirit Creek, Tutt and W. S. Hornsby

    High Schools - Academy of Richmond County, Butler, Cross Creek, Glenn Hills, Hephzibah, Lucy C. Laney, T. W. Josey and Westside High Schools.

Open House

  • Open House for Elementary and K-8 will be held on August 1 from noon - 6 p.m. 

    Open House for Middle and High School will be held on August 2 from noon - 6 p.m. 

    This is an opportunity to visit the classroom and meet teachers, receive school supply lists and pick up class schedules. 

School Start Times

  • During the May 16, 2023, Board of Education meeting, members approved a new bell schedule to begin for the 2023-2024 school year. This schedule adjusts the start and end times for schools and will improve on-time pickup and delivery of students as well as restore instructional time.  

    Review the start and end times for your child(ren)'s school to plan for a successful year.