Education & Training
Providing opportunities today for excellence tomorrow!
Berrien County is home to one of the finest school districts in Georgia which serves approximately 3,200 students in five schools: one primary school, one elementary school, one middle school, one high school and one charter school, as well as several licensed childcare facilities. The Berrien County School System’s mission is to achieve high levels of learning for all students in a safe and positive environment. We strive to prepare our students to be college and career ready. Academic achievement of our students has earned awards at each of our schools. Our school system enjoys strong partnerships with businesses and higher educational institutions within close geographical proximity. There is tremendous support from community, parents and staff. Berrien County School District has earned SACS accreditation and Georgia Accreditation Association for all five schools.
Berrien High was recognized in US News and World Report in Education for the high percentage of students participating in Advanced Placement courses and exams. Student scores for End of Pathway assessments exceeded state and national averages in all areas for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years. Industry Certification has been earned in Animal Science, Plant Systems, Ag Mechanics, Healthcare Science, Business Science, and Broadcast Video Production. Additionally, the 2014-2015 participation in ACCEL for Berrien High is the highest in our region.
The BerrienReady Initiative offers training and job opportunities for many of our high school students. This program, in cooperation with the Berrien County School System and Wiregrass Technical College, helped prepare students for the workforce with basic job skills.
Berrien County is conveniently located to higher learning campuses, including Wiregrass Technical College with a campus location within our county seat of Nashville. Students at Berrien High and Berrien Academy have opportunities to apply for dual enrollment at local technical colleges and Valdosta State University, or they may take advantage of virtual courses, in addition to the classes traditionally offered on each campus. Several other college and university campuses are a short commute from the heart of our county in Nashville.
- Wiregrass Georgia Technical College – Nashville Campus – downtown Nashville. Main Campus – Valdosta – 29 miles
- Moultrie Technical/Southern Regional College – Tifton Campus – 23 miles
- Georgia Military College – Valdosta Campus – 24 miles
- Valdosta State University – 28 miles
- Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College – Main Campus located in Tifton – 29 miles