Sumter County Schools is located in Americus, Georgia and serves the following communities: Andersonville, Leslie, Desoto and Plains. The Sumter County School System is committed to achieving the mission of graduating all students. Students who graduate from our school system will improve the quality of the community by becoming ethical workers, global thinkers and productive citizens. The school district is organized into:
- One Primary School
- Two Elementary Schools
- Two Middle Schools
- One Ninth Grade Academy
- One High School
- One Alternative Program- Ombudsman
Sumter County Schools anticipate more than 4,900 students enrolling in Sumter County Schools this year.
Sumter County Schools has four established academies at the primary and elementary schools. The academies are Fine Arts (Sumter County Primary), Real World Academy (Sarah Cobb), and Math, Science and Technology Academy (Sumter County Elementary School).
Staley and Sumter Middle Schools offer excellent learning opportunities for students in grades 6-8. A foundation for career exploration is established at both middle schools.
The Ninth Grade Academy is a small learning community that focuses on improving the success of students as they transition from middle school to high school.
Americus-Sumter County High School offers advanced placement, dual enrollment, and state of the art vocational classes in culinary arts, construction, auto repair, health occupation, agriculture, and business education. In addition, the fine arts program at the high school has one of the premier programs in this part of the state.
During the 2011-2012 school year the Ombudsman program will be implemented. The Ombudsman program provides an alternative middle and high school program for students who learn better in a non-traditional classroom.