As the second-largest school system in Georgia and the 26th-largest in the United States, the Cobb County School…More District educates more than 106,000 students through programs at 114 schools across the county. The schools include 69 elementary schools, 25 middle schools and 16 high schools, along with two special education centers, an adult education center and a performance learning center for students at risk of dropping out of school.
The school district employs more than 14,000 people, about 5,900 of whom are classroom teachers. These staffing numbers make the Cobb County School District the largest employer in the county.
A seven-member Board of Education, elected by districts to four-year terms, approves policy and direction of the school district. For day-to-day operations, the board appoints a school superintendent.
Michael Hinojosa serves as the Cobb County School District superintendent.
Smitha Middle School 2025 Powder Springs Rd SW, Marietta, GA30064 Smitha Middle School educates more than 900 students from sixth through eighth grade. Built in 1993, the school expanded…More in 2006 to accommodate growth in the county. Smitha Middle School is named in honor of William Oliver Smitha, a lifelong educator, former principal of several Cobb schools and former member of the Cobb County Board of Education. Sharon Tucker serves as principal.