Our strength grows through community.
We are home to an elementary school, middle school, junior high and high school. We're an honors school, an arts school, a sports school. We are Friday night entertainers for the city, weekend home to little league games, a neighborhood thoroughfare for the Greenbelt trail. We are a chief employer in the city. We are a lot of things to a lot of people but we are one, united Carrollton.
- Trojan Store
- Facility Rental Information
- Athletic Booster Club
- CCS Education Foundation
- Explore Carrollton
Welcome to the official Trojan Nation Store, your one-stop-shop for everything you need to publicize your pride as a Carrollton Trojan!
The store is located in the Carrollton High School gym front lobby. Regular hours are every Tuesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Special store hours and updated information are posted on the store’s Facebook page.
The Trojan Nation Store profits benefit all of our schools, not just Carrollton High School. We have a unique situation here in The Nation – all of us are on one campus, we all share the same mission and everyone is proud to wear gold & black – some us even claim we bleed it! This affinity begins with your youngest Trojans, so it is only fitting CES, CMS and CJHS also reap the rewards of a loyal Nation.
ALL PROCEEDS benefit Carrollton City Schools! There is no reason to purchase spiritwear and gear anywhere else!
Thank you for your support!
While the primary function is to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment for our students during the school year and beyond, some Carrollton City School System facilities are available for public rental. This program is an extension of the district’s commitment to be a good steward of taxpayer money, as rental fees are used to offset maintenance and operation costs.
Facilities at Carrollton High School, in particular, are eligible for rental through this program. To learn more about availability, please contact the school’s events coordinator for more information.
The Carrollton Athletic Booster Club is a group of more than 500 members consisting of parents and community members who support Trojan athletics. The Booster Club supports the 50 athletic teams that are a part of the Carrollton City School System. The Booster Club’s main goal, in cooperation with the athletic department, school administration, and student athletes, is to help provide the tools necessary to compete at the highest levels and graduate with the best possible experience.
One of the goals is for every family with a child in one of our athletic programs (grades 6-12) to join the Athletic Booster Club.
The Booster Club’s annual budget is more than $200,000. The majority of the revenue comes from membership dues, reserved parking sales, concession operations and the Ben Scott Sports Auction. Our investment in student athletes covers such areas as letter jackets, camps, meals, trophies, banquets, transportation, athletic equipment and clinics for all sports. As the investment in student athletics grows, so must our commitment. Please consider joining the Trojan Athletic Booster Club and supporting our Trojan sports. The membership form is linked at right.
You may send your membership dues made payable to:
Carrollton Athletic Booster Club
P.O. Box 943
Carrollton, GA 30112
Contact any booster club officer for more information.
Beginning with $40,000 of “seed money” in 1992, the Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation has become a six-figure non-profit that is able to make substantial awards each year to support instructional excellence.
To date, the foundation has awarded tens of thousands of dollars to teachers through Instructional Excellence classroom grants, thousands more for at-risk, gifted, and special education programs and serves as a tax-exempt clearinghouse for other school system initiatives. The foundation also administers a number of scholarship programs and was the driving force behind EmpowerLink, a school-to-home community network collaboration with the Carrollton Housing Authority.
The Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation’s primary focus is to enhance classroom instruction. Its hallmark is the Instructional Excellence Grant program, which has awarded more than $200,000 directly to teachers for classroom instruction.
EMPOWERING BY FUNDING
The foundation depends on annual contributions and other funding resources to be able to provide a high level of grant support to the school system. The primary source is the foundation’s general endowment, designated to support a variety of initiatives.
Water Bill Roundup – Partnering with the City of Carrollton, Carrollton water customers may choose to round up their water bill to the next dollar with the proceeds going directly to the Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation to support educational initiatives for all of our schools.
Employee-Giving – Currently, employees of Carrollton City Schools make contributions through payroll deduction each year to help fund the Instructional Excellence Grant program.
Teacher of Honor Tribute – Contributions made in a teacher’s honor also support the IEG program. Honor recipients receive a decal highlighting the recognition.
Scholarships – The foundation is the clearinghouse for several scholarships benefiting Carrollton High School students.
- Downtown Carrollton
- Cultural Arts
- University of West Georgia and West Georgia Technical College
- Carrollton Greenbelt
Carrollton City Schools, the Carroll County School System and Bremen City Schools have shared a funding mechanism that has allowed all three school systems to greatly enhance/expand their facilities, technology and pursue other capital improvements. The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, is a 1-cent sales tax that is presented to the voters via referendum every five years and is in the last cycle of its fourth renewal. Voters overwhelmingly approved a fifth extension on the Nov. 3, 2015, General Election ballot.
While operations of all three school systems are primarily funded by state allocations and local property taxes, SPLOST can only be used for capital projects or to pay off debt. It cannot pay teacher salaries, pay utility bills or purchase books. What it can do is allow school systems to spend SPLOST on “brick and mortar” and other tangible expenditures, such as technology, freeing school budgets to use property taxes and state revenue to fund the day-to-day operations of the school systems.
CENTRALIZED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
In 2017, the Georgia General Assembly passed HB 139 that required the aggregation and publication of a variety of financial information for all school districts, such as revenue and expenditure data, capital construction costs, recent audits, and similar reports. All of this information on this site consists of data and other information which the Georgia Department of Education already collects and in most cases published in some existing form, or which is collected and published by another department within state government such as the Department of Audits and Accounts. HB 139 required the centralization of this information into a single web site, which is the purpose of this new reporting system.
Below is a link to this state DOE site, where you have the ability to review not only Carrollton City Schools financial data, but the same information from school systems all over the state.