Quick Facts

  • 400 miles of shoreline on the magnificent Clarks Hill Lake
  • 18 golf courses within 45 minute drive
  • Within 30 minutes of the South's premier medical facilities
  • Home to Elijah Clark State Park & Museum
  • Home to Graves Mountain, the world's premier location for large, multiple twinned rutile crystals


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Lincoln County Public Education

Ranked as one of the top school systems in the region, excellence is a word often used to describe Lincoln County Schools at state and national levels. This excellence stems from a supportive Board of Education and the dedicated quality people who serve as teachers, paraprofessionals, administrative personnel, and special service staff. These individuals strive to make sure the necessary programs, curriculum, and facilities are provided for our students to achieve academically, socially, and emotionally.

Quick Facts on Education in Lincoln County

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
  • Accredited with Quality by Georgia Accrediting Commission
  • Recognized for Excellence at National and State Levels
  • 1:15 Average Teacher:Pupil Ratio
  • Full Day Pre-kindergarten Program
  • Integration of Technology at All Levels
  • Internet Access in Every Classroom
  • Fully Automated Media Centers Linked to Every Classroom
  • Certified Guidance Counselors at All Levels
  • Gifted Education, Advanced Placement, Achievement Classes and Governor's Honors Program Availability

Lincoln County Board of Education

Dr. Samuel Light, Superintendent
Mr. Jason LeRoy, Chairman

423 Metasville Road
PO Box 39
Lincolnton, GA 30817
(706) 359-3742 phone
(706) 359-7938 fax
www.lincolncountyschools.org

School Enrollment:
Lincoln County Board of Education: (706) 359-3742
Lincoln County Elementary School: (706) 359-3449
Lincoln County Middle School: (706) 359-3069
Lincoln County High School: (706) 359-3121

Higher Education


Augusta University

With roots firmly entrenched in a strong liberal arts tradition, Augusta University is a unique blend of the old and the new, the traditional and the innovative. It is just 35 miles south of Lincolnton, in Augusta, Georgia. Approximately 6,000 students from 39 states and 42 countries provide diversity in age, race and nationality. Students may pursue studies in 50 majors, six bachelor and four associate degree programs, as well as graduate work in education, business, public administration and psychology. www.augusta.edu

Augusta Technical Institute

With a satellite office within 20 minutes, Augusta Technical Institute, a post-secondary educational institution of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education, serves technical education needs and supports economic development of the Central Savannah River Area. The Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education has developed curriculum standards with the direct involvement of business and industry. www.augustatech.edu

Paine College

Paine College is a private, church-affiliated, four-year co-educational college. It was founded in 1882 as a joint effort by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church. The liberal arts curriculum offers 13 majors leading to a bachelor of arts or bachelor of sciences degree. www.paine.edu

Brenau University

This private, comprehensive university with a campus in Augusta offers diverse educational opportunities in the liberal arts which lead to intellectual and professional development, foster personal growth, and encourage community responsibility and global understanding. www.brenau.edu/EWC/Augusta

Georgia Military College (GMC)

Georgia Military College has been offering courses in Augusta since 1969. Students can choose to take day, night, weekend, or fully online classes. GMC is an accredited public-independent liberal arts college with a primary mission as a two-year college.www.gmc.edu/about-gmc/augusta-campus.cms

East Georgia State College

In collaboration with Augusta University, East Georgia State College accommodates students in the Augusta area who do not meet freshman admissions requirements at Augusta University. Following completion of 30 credit hours in the program, those with a GPA of 2.0 or higher can opt to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at Augusta University. www.augusta.edu/colleges/egsca/

Strayer University

Strayer University’s Augusta campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs in high-demand fields such as accounting, business, education, health services administration, information systems, and public administration. www.strayer.edu/campus-locations/georgia/augusta

Troy University

Troy University’s Augusta campus offers graduate degrees in several areas, including education, health care and business administration.www.troy.edu/about-us/troy-service-centers/augusta/

Miller-Motte Technical College

Miller-Motte Technical College in Augusta, a for-profit career training institution, offers a variety of certificate and degree programs in fields like massage therapy, medical clinic assistant, medical billing & coding, healthcare information technology, business administration and criminal justice. https://www.miller-motte.edu/campuses/augusta-career-training

University of South Carolina Aiken

The University of South Carolina Aiken offers undergraduate and master's degrees in about 40 programs of study. www.usca.edu

Aiken Technical College

Aiken Technical College is a public, open-door, two-year, comprehensive institution offering a variety of associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in technical career field as well as more than 85 courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities.www.atc.edu

Lander University

Lander University in Greenwood, SC, is only 33 miles from Lincolnton. This public, regional, four-year university offers traditional liberal arts and science programs as well as professional programs in business, education and nursing. www.lander.edu

Piedmont Technical College

Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC, is a comprehensive two-year community college offering a variety of career studies programs, continuing education courses, and a university transfer curriculum designed to fulfill the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. www.ptc.edu

Erskine College and Seminary

Erskine College in Due West, SC, consistently ranks nationally among the best liberal arts colleges by various listings, including U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. This private, Christian college was founded in 1839 and offers a liberal arts undergraduate curriculum and a graduate theological seminary. www.erskine.edu

Job Training


Quick Start Training

This program is the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education's statewide training arm for new and expanding industries in Georgia. Developed as an incentive for companies to locate in Georgia, Quick Start provides job specific training for Georgians to enter the workforce in the state's new and expanding industries. Quick Start Training will be offered through Augusta Tech's Satellite Center in Thomson, Georgia, located 18 miles from Lincolnton. www.georgiaquickstart.org