Make Houston Your Home

Thank you for your interest in teaching in Houston County! This page is designed to help you learn more about our District and the benefits of making Houston County your home!

We encourage you to explore this page to learn more about our world-class system.  This page contains information about employee benefits, salary and alternative certifications.  Do not miss the "Why Houston" comments from our new teachers and tips from principals to help you succeed. 

Our District at a Glance

  • Over 30,600 students at 36 schools 
  • Approximately 5,400 full-time, part-time and substitutes, including over 2,375 certified staff
  • 12th largest school district in Georgia
  • FY2023 Total Budget: $517,803,912
  • Average expenditure per student FY2023: $16,904.57
  • Visionary leadership
  • Wonderful place to work, learn, live and play

High-Achieving Students and Staff

  • 2022 Graduation Rate 89.5%, above state's 84.1%
  • SAT score exceeds national and state averages
  • 2020 Forbes Georgia's Best Employer
  • Named Exemplary School Board by Georgia School Boards Association

Our Community

  • Located in the heart of Georgia
  • Home to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia's largest industrial complex, and Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter
  • Mountains or beach within 3-hour drive
  • Atlanta only 1.5 hours away
  • Within 2-hour flight of 80% of entire U.S. population
  • Cost of living 32.2% lower than U.S. average
  • Housing cost 39% lower
  • Several universities within 30-mile radius
  • Temperate climate enjoy outdoor living year round

Salary and Benefits

  • 1st-year teacher earns $48,457 with a bachelor's degree or $55,008 with a master's degree
  • Benefits worth over $23,000
  • Medical, dental, paid personal leave, paid sick leave
  • Long-term disability provided
  • System retirement contribution equals 19.81% of salary
  • Access to AIG financial advisor
  • Life insurance provided
  • Flexible Spending Accounts allow pre-tax dollars for healthcare and dependent care
  • Free gym membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (counseling, financial information and resources, legal support and resources, and free online will preparation)
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Why Houston?

Make Houston Your Home


"I love that Houston County does an amazing job ensuring that every child receives the best education possible.  They treat their faculty and staff like family.  Our District goes above and beyond, not only helping students plan and achieve their drams, but also ensuring that every teacher and staff member is well prepared with continual professional development."  

-Evan Jones, Perry High School teacher