Welcome to Thomaston-Upson Schools

In 1990, the community voted to consolidate the Thomaston City and Upson County School Systems creating one system that would serve all students within Thomaston and Upson County. The Thomaston-Upson School System opened its doors at the beginning of the 1992-1993 school year. With a little more than 4,200 students in grades PK-12, the Thomaston-Upson School System is small enough to maintain a friendly and safe environment while offering students an array of resources and opportunities often found in only the larger school systems. The Thomaston-Upson School System enjoys a strong connection with the community and views this as crucial to the long-term success of our schools. We encourage students to form bonds with local individuals and groups through community service and community involvement. Our employees are active in local civic organizations and volunteer their time for community events. The unity of school and community enriches our students’ and employees’ lives, improves our schools’ environments, and ultimately creates a community where young people can thrive. Together, our schools and community are working to fulfill the mission of Thomaston-Upson Schools, which is Excellence in education. . .every individual, every day.

Dr. Maggie Shook, Superintendent


As Superintendent of Schools, I value my role as a public servant and will never take the community’s trust for granted. Open and honest, two-way communication is a major goal of mine, and I believe that truth, transparency, and accountability are paramount to my success as Superintendent of the Thomaston-Upson School System. My door is always open, and I hope that you will call, visit, or email me with questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you for your continued support of our local public education system.I hope that you will call, visit, or email me with questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you for your continued support of our local public education system.

T-U BOE Achieves 2016 GSBA Exemplary School Board Status

 At the December 2016 Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Winter Conference and Training, the T-U Board of Education was awarded Exemplary Board status for the second consecutive year. The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-year, three-tier program, with Exemplary Board being the highest honor. Once a Georgia School Board reaches this pinnacle, a board must continue to demonstrate that it has met or exceeded the criteria each year in order to remain a GSBA Exemplary School Board.

Out of 181 school districts in the state, the T-U School Board is currently one of only 39 Exemplary Boards. The recognition program was designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement. 

The Thomaston-Upson BOE met or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of 2016 Exemplary Board. The criteria include strategic planning, Georgia Vision Project, assessment, Superintendent evaluation, local Board training, accreditation, and coaching of other governance teams. All criteria are available on the GSBA website at gsba.com under the Board Development tab, Awards & Recognition.

The GSBA Governance Team Recognition Program is based on the state board of education’s standards for effective governance to recognize exemplary leadership. In 1998, the Georgia School Boards Association was one of the first school board associations in the nation to develop a program of standards for local boards of education.

Pictured front l-r: Jacqueline Hollis, Angeline McGill, Miriam Elsey, Superintendent Dr. Maggie Shook Back l-r: Keith Rohling, Leon Fowler, Terrell Jackson, and Steve Sadler