The Griffin-Spalding County School System serves around 10,500 students and has approximately 1,550 employees. There are 17 schools: 11 elementary, 4 middle and 2 high schools. All are accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Since 1998, all older elementary schools have been renovated and a new elementary school, two new middle schools, and a new high school have been opened. The system has strong community support: over 170 local businesses and civic organizations work directly with schools through Partners in Education.
80% of fourth graders, 84% of sixth graders and 86% of eighth graders in the Griffin-Spalding County School System met or exceeded state standards in reading. Anne Street Elementary School, Atkinson Elementary, Beaverbrook Elementary School, Cowan Road Elementary, Moore Elementary and Orrs Elementary School achieved Reading Renaissance Master School designation. Beaverbrook was the first in Georgia this year. Griffin High School students who took Advanced Placement exams in 2002 scored higher than the 2001 national average in English Literature and Composition, European History, German Language, Psychology, and U. S. History