Georgia Lumpkin County Public Schools

Search for public K-12 schools in Lumpkin County? Congratulations! You have come to the right website where we provide a comprehensive list of all public schools including pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary and high schools. Just scroll down to see these public schools in Lumpkin County, Georgia.

County Profile

Incorporated: December 3, 1832

Population: 21,016

Total Area: 284.5 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Dahlonega (County Seat)

Lumpkin County was created in 1832 from parts of Cherokee, Habersham, and Hall counties from Cherokee Indian lands. Discovery of gold led to removal of the Native Americans from North Georgia on the tragic “Trail of Tears”. Lumpkin County was named for Wilson Lumpkin, a member of both houses of Congress and governor of Georgia.

The county seat and only incorporated community is Dahlonega. The name is derived from an Indian word, “Taulonica,” that means “yellow gold.”

Constructed in 1838, the Lumpkin County Courthouse is the oldest public building in north Georgia.

When gold was discovered in the area around 1828, Dahlonega became the site of America’s first major gold rush. Diggers extracted approximately $33 million in gold before abandoning the mines. A U.S. mint operated in Dahlonega from 1836 until 1861.

The Gold Museum provides exhibits on the history of the hills and the Gold Rush of 1828.

The county offers canoeing, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, and panning for gold.

Annual festivals in the county include the Wildflower Festival of the Arts, the World Championship Gold Panning Competition, Gold Rush Days, and the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival.

Lumpkin County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 284.5 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 96.8 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 140.8%. On the 2000 census form, 98.5% of the population reported only one race, with 1.5% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 3.5% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.61 persons compared to an average family size of 3.04 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $32,486. Per capita income grew by 2.5% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 27,528 Covered Employment 6,472
Growth (%) since 1990 88.9% Average wage per job $30,765
Households (2000) 7,537 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 13.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 13,289 Average wage per job $32,486
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.3 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.6%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $28,063 Average wage per job $44,101
Median Household Income (2008) $45,475 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 12.5%
Poverty Rate (2008) 15.1 Average wage per job $34,263
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 72.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 17.6 Average wage per job $38,274

Address: 45 Blackburn Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 864-8180
County: Lumpkin County
Enrollment: 762
Grades: KG-5

Address: 4518 Highway 52 E, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-5361
County: Lumpkin County
Enrollment: 484
Grades: KG-5

3. LUMPKIN County
Address: 152 School Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-6180
County: Lumpkin County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

4. LUMPKIN County
Address: 153 School Dr, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-3254
County: Lumpkin County
Enrollment: 624
Grades: PK-5

5. LUMPKIN County
Address: 152 School Dr, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-6180
County: Lumpkin County
Enrollment: 863
Grades: 6-8

Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 2001 Indian Dr, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-6186
County: Lumpkin County
Enrollment: 1,103
Grades: 9-12