Cohutta Elementary School
254 Wolfe St.
Cohutta, GA 30710
p: (706) 694-8812
f: (706) 694-8390
Welcome to Cohutta Elementary
"Where Amazing Happens"
School doors open at 7:00 am
School day starts at 7:40 am
Dismissal is at 2:30 pm
After School Care ends at 6 pm
Please click on the links to the above to learn more about our school.
If you have any further questions, feel free to give us a call or stop by and visit with us.
Cohutta, GA is located in the northwest region of Georgia. It is approximately fifteen minutes north of Dalton and approximately 20 minutes south of Chattanooga, TN.
Cohutta, GA was the capital of the Cherokee Nation from 1832-1838. This is where much of the history about Cohutta Elementary derives. The word "Cohutta" actually comes from an Indian word meaning foggy or foggy weather. Six schools consolidated into Cohutta School: Hopewell, Keeler's Chapel, Red Clay, McGaughey, Mt. Pleasant, and Tucker. The first school built here was a three-room building built in 1886. In 1892, it was deeded to trustees: Joe Wolfe, John Hamilton, H.F. Shugart, T.L. Ballinger, Sam Parker, and Dr. J.F. Groves. It was torn down before 1910 and replaced with another white frame building. This second frame structure was torn down to make room for a new, larger building. This building burned, as did the next school building. The present school is the fifth to stand here on Schoolhouse Hill. The most recent renovation included a new gym, cafeteria, media center, several new classrooms, and a remodeling of old classrooms.
Cohutta School started out as a school for all grades, and it was the first accredited high school in the county which was quite important because students interested in going to college wanted to graduate from an accredited school. Many North Georgia area families boarded their children in Cohutta so they could attend high school here. Presently, Cohutta Elementary is a Title I school serving students from pre-K through fifth grade. Cohutta Elementary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School and the Georgia Accreditation Commission, Inc.
Cohutta Elementary continues to be a centerpiece of the community, and we invite you to stop in and see why it's great to be a Cohutta Bulldog.
MISSION, VISION, & BELIEFS
We envision a valued and dynamic school district that prepares students for success in a global community.
Our mission is to maximize student learning by providing challenging and engaging educational experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
- We believe the needs of students, personnel, families, and the community are best met with a unified direction.
- We believe our purpose is to lead students to success by engaging them in challenging and meaningful work.
- We believe teachers are leaders who design learning experiences for students.
- We believe our personnel, families, and community members are vital to the education of our students.
- We believe in creating and maintaining a safe, inviting, and inclusive learning environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
BA Religion & Philosophy - Shorter College
MEd Early Childhood Education - Berry College
MEd Educational Leadership - Kennesaw State University
EdS Special Education - University of West Georgia
High School Diploma- Christian Heritage School (2004)
BS Early Childhood Education- Dalton State College (2009)
MA Early Childhood Education- Piedmont University (2012)
EdS Curriculum and Instruction- Piedmont University (2013)
Tier II Leadership Certification- Piedmont College (2022)