Forbes: Cobb Schools One of America’s Best Employers in Georgia 

Google, Home Depot, Publix Super Markets, Emory University, and Gulfstream Aerospace join the Cobb County School District as part of the top 25 employers in the state of Georgia, according to a recent Forbes report. 

In Forbes’ first-ever ranking of America’s best employers by state, Cobb Schools ranked at number 23 just below Chick-fil-A and above FedEx, Charles Schwab, Honda Motor, the University System of Georgia, and many more stand-out employers in Georgia. 

Cobb Schools is one of only two K-12 school districts to make the list and the only one to make the top 25.  

“We have known for a long time that Cobb is the best place to teach, lead, and learn, and it is outstanding that a national outlet, like Forbes, agrees,” said Cobb Schools Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. One of the reasons Forbes ranks Cobb as the top school district in Georgia is because we make people a priority, both our students and our staff members.”   

In May, the Cobb Board of Education approved a budget that includes a historic 8 to 12% raise for every non-temporary staff member in the District. The raise approved in the FY2020 budget also includes a full salary schedule step for eligible employees.  

For more evidence to support Forbes naming Cobb as one of Georgia’s Best 25 Employers, look no further than Cobb Schools recent retirement ceremony. The 229 Cobb employees retired with a collective service of more than 5,000 years. Of the group of dedicated Cobb staff members, 13 served Cobb County students for 35 years.