Taylor County High School | Brian Barnhill, Principal | 24 Oak Street | Butler, GA 31006 | (478) 862-3314

TCHS: Tayloring our Curriculum for Higher Success

2015 Title I Reward School


  • End of 2nd Nine Weeks
    December 14, 2018
  • Christmas Holiday Break
    December 17, 2018 - January 2, 2019
  • Martin Luther King Holiday
    January 21, 2019
  • Presidents' Day Holiday
    February 18, 2019

School System Financial Information

Georgia Parent Survey School Year 2018-2019

Dear Parents and Guardians: 

Each year the Georgia Department of Education requires schools to participate in surveys to guage the culture/climate of their particular school.  Please take time to complete our survey for Taylor County High School and thank you for your continued support.  Go Vikings!!!

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Please click the link below to access the survey.




  • Congratulations Senior Superlatives
    The following students were selected as a 2018-2019 Senior Superlative by their classmates.


    Mr. and Mrs. TCHS -- Carter Albritton and Kolby Anthony


    Most Intellectual -- Hank Connell, Morgan Green, Destiny Smith, and Octavious Talton


    Most Athletic -- Carter Albritton, Kyli Bone, Samantha Bowen, and Todric Cain


    Most Attractive -- Kolby Anthony, Trent Bennett, Joshua Madore, and Jasia Ogburn


    Most Talented -- Caroline Lowe, Logan Swann, Carley Swearingen, and Rashad Wonnum


    Most Likely to Succeed -- Christian Albritton, Justin Duong, Addie Guinn, and Delaney Mason


    Most Humorous --  Clifford Brazziel, Kenyadia Heath, Torren Johnson, and Tianna Walker


    Best Personality -- Kaitlyn Barnes, Nicholas Dykes, Caitlyn Jarrell, and Connor Tharpe


    Class Favorites -- Sabrian Bowen, Tom'moreyea Troutman, Diego Paz, Ivey Wainwright, and Zachary York

  • FBLA FundRaiser
    FBLA is and will be having a fundraiser through DormCo. Even though DormCo is the leading retailer for college dorm essentials, anyone can purchase from Dorm Co. When shopping for bedroom accessories, Dorm Co won’t let you down.

    All Taylor County High School seniors will receive a $5 gift card to help with their purchase. The link is located on the left side of the web page under the student’s corner.

  • Help “Salvage Christmas” for the Community of Bay County, FL

    Taylor County High School is helping “Salvage Christmas” for the victims in Bay County, FL, affected by Hurricane Michael.  Beginning Monday, December 3 – Friday, December 14, students may bring NEW toys and clothes (all ages and sizes accepted) to the JROTC room at the following times:


    7:30 – 7:55

    3:10 – 3:30

    12:10 – 2:15


    Additionally, community members may drop off NEW toys or clothing at the JROTC room.  Simply call (478) 862-3314, ext. 1015, and someone will meet you to take your donation.

  • Taylor County High School Semester Exam Schedule and Policies

    Semester exams will be cumulative over Semester 1. All classes will be giving a cumulative semester final.

    Semester 1 Exam Schedule

    Monday, December 10: 

    Review day for semester finals in all academic classes.

    Absences on this day will count toward a student’s exemption status.


    Tuesday, December 11:

    Review day for semester finals in all academic classes.

    Absences on this day will count toward a student’s exemption status.

    Teachers will tell all students if they are exempt/not exempt on this day.


    Wednesday, December 12:      

    Review day for semester finals through the end of 5th period.

    7th period exam from end of 2nd lunch until 3:10.


    Thursday, December 13:               

     1st period exam:  8:15 - 10:15

    2nd period exam: 10:25 - 12:25

     Lunch (everyone): 12:30 - 1:00

    3rd period exam:  1:10 - 3:10


    Friday, December 14th:                

     4th period exam:  8:15 - 10:15

    5th period exam: 10:25 - 12:25

     Lunch (everyone): 12:30 - 1:00

    6th period exam:   1:10 - 3:10


    Semester Exam Exemption Policy

    Students will be exempt from taking the semester final if they fit into one of the following categories:

    ·         Semester average of 90 and above with no more than 7 absences (excused and unexcused) in the 1st semester

    ·         Semester average between 85-89 with no more than 2 absences (excused and unexcused) in the 1st semester

    ·         Semester average between 80-84 with no absences in the 1st semester


     Sign-Out Policy for Exam Days

    ·         Students who drive to school may sign out with a note that the front office will verify with a parent or guardian. Please make sure notes have a phone number that the office can call for verification.

    ·         Students who do not drive school may be signed out only by a parent or guardian coming to the front office in-person.

  • One Act Play to Perform for the Community





    The community showing of the one-act play, Three Fractured Pigs, will be in the TCHS Auditorium at 7:00pm on Tuesday, October 30th. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Come and join us for this traditional story of the three little pigs gone hilariously wrong.

  • Homecoming 2018 -- Day 3 -- Hawaiian Day

  • Homecoming 2018 -- Day 2 -- Disney Day


  • Homecoming 2018 - Day 1 - Favorite University or Sports Team

  • Homecoming Court 2018
























    Senior King Representatives (Back Row) -- Carter Albritton, Trent Bennett, Tommie Boyington, Tom'Moreaya Troutman, Todric Cain

    Senior Queen Representatives (Middle Row) -- Ainslee Hewitt, Kolby Anthony, Tamaryn Danielly, Carley Swearingen, Morgan Peacock
    Underclassman Representatives (Front Row) -- Kyrie Godfrey, Lily Harris, Brenley Hinton, Cayleigh Jewell Spell, Natalie Rohrer, Ty'Mira Chatmon



  • Taylor County FFA Member Competes in Area Floral Design Career Development Event

    For one FFA member, long hours of practice paid off as she competed in the Central Region Floral Design Career Development Event held at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley, Georgia on Thursday, September 27, 2018.  Representing Taylor County High School was Kelsie Albritton, competing in the senior division, placing second. Kelsie will move onto the State Floral Design CDE in December, which will be held at ABAC in Tifton, GA.


    Georgia Florist Association is the educational sponsor for the competition. Serving as judges this year were industry representatives:  Ms. Penny Stapleton (The Daisy Patch in Perry), Mrs. Cindy Greene (Eastman), and Mr. Wesley Hamann (Bonaire).


    The FFA Floral Design competition consists of a written exam, identification of floral plant material and equipment as well as completing a hands on skills test in creation of a given floral design. The competition is based on the educational objectives of the Georgia Agriculture Education horticulture curriculum and standard practices in the horticulture industry. 


    The purpose of the career development event is to connect students with what is taught in the classroom to practices utilized in the floriculture industry. Additionally, the competition promotes academic achievement and competence for students who seek a future in the horticulture industry. 


    Kelsie Albritton, an 11th grader, is the daughter of Steve and Jaime Albritton of Mauk. Gayla Singletary is the Taylor County High FFA advisor.


    This event is one of the many educational activities in which the FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. The Georgia FFA Association has the third largest FFA membership in the nation with over 36,500 members.  FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

  • Seniors 2018-2019

    Photo: Courtesy of Mr. Hill

  • Scholarships
    The Gates Scholarship
    Amount: Cost of Attendance
                Due Date:  September 18, 2018
    *Must have a 3.3 GPA or higher
    *Must be financially eligible (meet the Pell Grant criteria)
    *Be in top 10% of class and demonstrates leadership ability
    * Be African American, American Indian-Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American
    Horatio Alger Scholarship
                Amount: $2,500.00 +
                Due Date: October 25, 2019
    *GPA of 2.0 or higher
    *Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income
    *Be involved in school and community service
    *Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity


    If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Judy Smith.

  • Please Help Support JROTC
    Please support JROTC by purchasing Viking apparel.  You may order your apparel by contacting a JROTC cadet or by placing an order online at http://shop.fancloth.com/31006/399470.

TCHS: Tayloring our Curriculum for Higher Success