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Residents of the City of McDonough attend the Henry County School System. 

Students may be registered for school at any time throughout the year.  Registration forms should be completed at the school where your child will attend.  By state law, kindergarten and first-grade students entering a Georgia public school for the first time must be age five on or before September 1 to enter kindergarten and age six on or before September 1 to enter first grade.

Attendance Zone 

Students must attend school in the attendance zone where their parents/legal guardians reside. Students may not 
attend other schools in the system except with the permission of the Henry County Board of Education. 
 
If you are uncertain about the correct attendance area for your neighborhood, please contact the Henry County Schools Transportation Services Department at 770-957-2025 or visit the school system website at www.henry.k12.ga.us. 

Proof of Residence 
To enroll in Henry County Schools, a student must reside in Henry County with a natural parent or legal guardian, 
or the student must be under the care of a state agency with placement in Henry County. Proof of residence is 
required when a student initially enrolls in a school, whenever a change of residence occurs, or anytime proof of 
residency is requested by a school official. The principal or his/her designee will accept the following 
records as proof of residency: 
 
1. A current and valid lease or rental agreement and two (2) current utility bills (gas, electric, water, 
sanitation, or cable). Records must include the name and street address of the parent/guardian 
enrolling the student. Rental agreements must identify the parent/guardian as the tenant of 
record fiscally responsible for the residence. Persons listed as occupants of a stated residence 
are not considered tenants for the purpose of this policy. 
OR 
2. A current property tax statement or settlement statement and two (2) current utility bills (gas, 
electric, water, sanitation, or cable). Records must include the name and street address of the 
parent/guardian enrolling the student. 
OR 
3. An Affidavit of Residency- A parent/guardian who resides full time in Henry County, but is unable 
to provide the records listed above, may complete a Henry County Schools Affidavit of Residency 
at the school system administrative offices located at 33 N. Zack Hinton Parkway, McDonough, GA 
30253. Said Affidavit must be signed and executed in the presence of authorized personnel of the 
Henry County Schools. 
 
Proof of residence is subject to investigation. Students enrolled under false information are illegally 
enrolled and will be withdrawn from school immediately. Parents/guardians may be charged tuition for 
the period of time their child is illegally enrolled. Knowingly and willfully providing false information 
regarding proof of residence violates state law and may subject one to fines and/or imprisonment. For 
additional information, please contact the Henry County Administrative Services Department. 

Transfer Students 
Prior to admission, a transfer student shall provide a certified copy of his or her academic transcript and 
disciplinary record from the school previously attended. A student may be admitted conditionally if the name and 
address of the school last attended and authorization to release all academic and disciplinary records to the 
school is provided. 
 
Please Note: Any student who is under suspension or expulsion in another school system and who wants 
to enroll in Henry County Schools must clear that suspension/expulsion before any consideration will be 
given to the student’s request for approval to enroll. 
 
If you have additional questions, please contact the school administrator in your attendance zone or the 
Henry County Administrative Services Department, 770-957-6601.