Henry County School System
Residents of the City of McDonough attend the Henry County School System. The school system opened a Welcome Center to assist with question July 12, 2021 at 166 Holly Smith Drive McDonough, Ga. 30253 770-957-3945.
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.
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.
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:
- A current and valid lease or rental agreement and two 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
- A current property tax statement or settlement statement and two 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
- 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.
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.
Visit HCS Welcome Center 166 Holly Smith Drive McDonough, Ga. 30253 or call 770-957-3945 for more information.
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. For more information visit: HCS