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 4,100 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.

TU Schools Registration

The Thomaston-Upson School System's Central Registration office is located at 300 S. Adams Street. Please visit the Enrollment page for a list of documents required for registration and for step-by-step instructions for completing student registration online before visiting the registration office. If you need assistance, please contact TU Central Registration at 706-646-9398 or at centralregistrar@upson.k12.ga.us



Thomaston-Upson County Schools has partnered with ESS to manage our substitute teacher and substitute nurse programs. Effective March 1, 2023, ESS, a leader in K-12 staffing,  will assume responsibility for the hiring, training, and placement of all daily substitute teachers and substitute nurses. If you’re interested in working as a substitute teacher or nurse for our district, please visit www.ESS.jobs to apply or call 877.983.2244 for more information. To view the informational letter sent to our current substitute teachers, click here

Services for Homeless Students

If you have/are a student who is currently experiencing homelessness, please contact the school or Thomaston-Upson School System's social worker, Mrs. Geana Ellington, at 706-646-9331 or at gellington@upson.k12.ga.us, to inquire about services available under the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. This program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, state educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth. Homeless children and youth must have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.  

Response to COVID-19

The Thomaston-Upson School System would like to hear from YOU! Please take our STAKEHOLDER SURVEY and provide feedback on our planned expenditures utilizing American Rescue Plan/ARP-ESSER III funds

For additional information about the Thomaston-Upson School System's response to reopening/re-entry and use of federal funds post-pandemic, visit the links below.

Mrs. Fouts - District Teacher of the Year


Mrs. Fouts is a STEM teacher at Upson-Lee Elementary School. The System Teacher of the Year is selected by a panel of community and school district judges. Judging is based on an application packet, a classroom/teaching observation, and a teacher interview.