Category Archives: Griffin High

Griffin High Athletics to Start Hall of Fame

Griffin, GA, August 8, 2017 –  Griffin High School has a long history of athletic excellence.  All over the state, Griffin is known as a traditional athletic powerhouse.  In an effort to recognize the positive contributions of Griffin High School athletics on the community, a Griffin High School Athletic Hall of Fame is being established to remember and celebrate excellence in athletic endeavors throughout our long history.

The first free, public Griffin High School was established in downtown Griffin in 1914.  Griffin’s athletic success began shortly after.  Highlights of the early years include a 99-0 football victory over Monticello on September 27, 1927.  There were originally two school districts in Spalding County.  Spalding High School (opened in 1929) operated for county students while those in the city of Griffin went to Griffin High School.  The two schools merged in 1953 when Griffin and Spalding County Schools merged.  Since the old Spalding High School became part of Griffin High School, we recognize their contributions as part of our shared history.  Even with two high schools in our county, athletic excellence was evident; in 1937, Griffin (9-0) and Spalding (8-0-1) tied for the North Georgia Interscholastic Conference Football Championship.  Football was not the only sport in which the schools excelled during these years.  Griffin High School won the 1940 Georgia High School golf championship.

Prior to the 1970 school year, schools in Griffin were segregated.  African-American students in Griffin attended Fairmont High School.  What became Fairmont was founded in 1929 after a grant from the Julius Rosenwald foundation built a school for African-American students in Griffin.  Fairmont High School was no stranger to athletic success.  NFL Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright and NFL player Marcus Stroud are both Fairmont alumni.

Our history is a vibrant and important part of what makes Griffin High School what it is today.  We are proud to recognize our past!

Nomination forms for the first class of the Griffin High School Athletic Hall of Fame can be picked up from the office at Griffin High School or downloaded from the Griffin High School Athletics webpage (  Initial nominations should be returned to the school before August 20th.  The initial class will be recognized at the October 13th football game against Fayette County High School.  Questions about nominations should be directed towards GHS Athletic Director Dr. Kennedy Holt.

Open House 2017-2018

Open house is always such an exciting time, anticipation of a new year, new faces and old friends.  This year was no exception.  Here are some photographs taken along the way.


Just some members of the class of 2021, Freshman Orientation


Make way for the Band of Gold!

Title I Meeting for GHS Community

Annual Title I Meeting-Title PicThe annual Title I meeting discussing Title 1 Topics will be held

August 24 at 5:00 pm

in the GHS Media Center


Fall Parent Survey

Please take the time to complete the following information

Fall Parent Survey/English

Encuesta padre otoño/Español

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Also, we are asking EVERY family to complete the lunch form.  If we get 100% participation, we will be qualified for certain benefits, but we must have complete participation.  Thank you so much for all you do to support our school and community!

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Meet the 2017-2018 Faculty and Staff

The GHS Open House will be today from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Come meet the teachers and find out what is happening!


Griffin High Marching Band of Gold seeks new members!

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If you have any questions, contact Reginald Mitchell

Thank you!

Today we had the opportunity to honor our school retirees and Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to the Teacher of the Year, Onessia Mosby, ELA


Congratulations and best wishes to our retirees

Donna Pollard, Special Education


Rhonda Butler, Front Office Receptionist


Dr. Edward “Lee” Ramseur, Science


Portia Lacy, Counselor








Hannah Turner wins Sportsmanship Award for softball

Junior, Hannah Turner, was awarded the Sportsmanship Award for softball.  Congratulations Hannah!





Graduation 2017

Congratulations to the class of 2017!

Just remember, once a Bear, always a Bear.

Continue to Strive Towards Excellence.

All pictures can be found here.

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Graduation Videos can be viewed here and here.

Seniors giving back!

Graduating seniors from the Class of 2017 rebuilt the benches near the 700 hall entrance to Griffin High School.  Pictured are Cole Stansell, Tyrique Hannah and Matthew Everett.

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