FCS Sesquicentennial Celebration

  • FCS 150 Years Logo

    Fulton County Schools has a rich and storied history interwoven throughout time. This year we are celebrating our sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. This milestone allows us the opportunity to highlight a journey which has been met with great achievements and greeted by many challenges. It is a complex story that may surprise you at times. Although not all of it is good, it is important to take a look back to see how far we have come.

    During a year-long campaign, we will be unveiling a series of twelve videos we are calling "Celebrating the Journey," which chronicles Fulton County Schools over the past 150 years. While students, teachers and school buildings have changed throughout time, one thing remains the same. As witnessed in the past, Fulton County Schools will continue to provide momentum for a future of sustained excellence.

Installment #1: Our Sesquicentennial Celebration Introduction

In February of 1871, the Fulton County School System was established in a courthouse in downtown Atlanta.

Over the past one hundred fifty years, it has produced a vibrant history of unprecedented change and unrivaled growth. Take a moment to watch this video and look through the lens of this enduring legacy.