In Troup County it is all about learning. From preschool to high school and beyond, Troup County provides comprehensive services for students of all ages, races and social circumstances. Developmentally appropriate and challenging programs are the standard in district classrooms.
Citizens of Troup County are rightfully proud of their educational resources, including excellent public and private schools, several higher institutions of learning including the oldest private college in Georgia, and an outstanding technical college. Additionally, Troup County is proud to be home to THINC College and Career and Academy.
Pre-K to 12 Education
Hillside Montessori School
Hillside Montessori of LaGrange, Inc provides a nurturing environment in which children are encouraged to develop their intrinsic desire to explore and learn. Hillside Montessori is driven to help children reach their fullest potential by cultivating independence, compassion, and integrity so they may contribute meaningfully to their community and world. The Montessori classroom is designed to meet the needs of students in a multi-age environment. Younger children learn from observing their older classmates, and older children deepen their understanding of concepts and practices by modeling them for their younger classmates.
Lafayette Christian School
Lafayette Christian School is a board-governed, community-based Christian school accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Association of Christian Schools International. Lafayette Christian School strives to educate and inspire students to positively impact their culture and their future by providing an education that is scholastically excellent and Christ-centered in a supportive and caring environment where students’ spiritual, physical, mental and social gifts are developed to full potential. Serving students in pre-K through 12th grades on a 10-acre campus, the school offers an extensive fine arts program and athletics that complement academics as well as an Early Learning Center for children six-weeks to three-years-old.
Teachers at Lafayette Christian School are degreed and certified. Classes are small and students have ample opportunity to participate in curriculum-related field trips and exciting extracurricular programs that focus on athletics, academics and fine arts.
LaGrange Academy is an independent college preparatory school formed in 1970. Its mission is to provide a superior education in a caring, cooperative and stimulating environment, emphasizing strong moral and ethical values while instilling a life-long love of learning. A K-12 independent school, LaGrange Academy is Troup County’s only college preparatory school with 100% graduation rate and 100% college matriculation rate over the last decade. The low student-teacher ratio allows faculty to know students as individuals while the rigorous academic program features challenging high school graduation requirements.
LaGrange Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is jointly accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).
THINC College and Career Academy
THINC is a charter school for high school students under the umbrella of the Troup County School System. The THINC academic is flexible, technology-rich and responsive to students’ needs. Authentic workplace curriculum extends learning beyond the traditional classroom. Personalized instruction is incorporated through work-based learning with dual/college credit opportunities available. THINC students are college and career-ready, experienced and work-savvy.
Troup County Schools
The Troup County School System serves more than 12,000 students in grades pre-K through 12 with a commitment to excellence that resonates among students and faculty. Students in LaGrange, West Point, and Hogansville attend Troup County Schools, which is divided into three school zones, including three high schools, three middle schools, and 12l elementary schools. Five local elementary schools are Georgia Reward Schools, a distinction reserved for schools with the highest performance or biggest academic gains made by students over a three year period. All three high schools are Advanced Placement Honor Schools with LaGrange High School named to the US News and World Report’s list as one of the “Best High Schools” in the nation.
Founded in 1831, LaGrange College is the oldest private institution of higher learning in Georgia. It has consistently been ranked in the top 10 and as a “best value” among Southern colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers 53 academic and pre-professional programs as well as graduate degrees in education. In addition to the traditional undergraduate day program, the institution offers an Evening College that allows working adults to earn a degree.
Point University was formed in 1937 as Atlanta Christian College based in East Point. This private, four-year liberal arts institution relocated to West Point in order to expand its mission and campus size. Point University offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in 24 fields of study and 21 minors in areas ranging from biblical studies to biology, with a broad and challenging curriculum.
The main campus is located in downtown West Point at the renovated site of the historic West Point-Pepperell, a renowned textile manufacturing company.
West Georgia Technical College
Students attending this rapidly growing school can choose from more than 100 certificate, diploma and associate degree programs designed to prepare them for careers in business and information technology, health sciences, personal and public services, and industrial technology and manufacturing. Boasting a faculty with real-world experience teaching in classrooms using the latest in technology and instructional innovation, West Georgia Technical College helps students learn the skills needed to be ready to answer when opportunity knocks.
Other Educational Resources
Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP)
Communities in Schools of Troup County
Georgia Department of Education
LaGrange Memorial Library
Literacy Volunteers of Troup County
P. O. Box 1087
LaGrange, GA 30241-1087