Pickens High School

Pickens High School


Home of the Dragons


Our School Mission

Our School Mission


The mission of Pickens High School is to help all students realize their potential by providing the best educational situation possible.


Remembering Miss Gurty

Remembering Miss Gurty


July 9, 1963 - October 8, 2022


School Advisory Council

Local School Councils (LSC) were established as a result of Georgia's A+ Education Reform Act of 2000. This legislation required that all schools in Georgia establish Local Councils by October 1, 2003. The purpose of the LSC is to bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult educational problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.

All members of the School Council must:

  • Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues.
  • Regularly participate in council meetings.
  • Participate in information and training programs.
  • Act as a link between the school council and the community.
  • Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community, and
  • Work to improve student achievement and performance.


Star Student 2022

Pickens High School senior Piper Duncan has been named the school’s 2022 PAGE STAR Student. The Optimist Club of Jasper, the local STAR program sponsor, announced the honor. Piper selected Mrs Susan Anderson as her STAR Teacher. Mrs. Anderson taught her from 2nd-5th grades. She made a lifelong impact on Piper’s education. 

Piper, who is the daughter of Shane and Stephanie Duncan of Jasper, earned the recognition as the STAR Student for academic achievement and performance on the SAT.