Principal's Corner/About The School

LokeyPrincipal's Corner

Welcome back to Cairo High School College and Career Academy for the 2020-2021 school year! I hope you had a great summer. As the Principal of Cairo High School College and Career Academy, I am very proud to have the opportunity to work with the parents, community, teachers and students of Grady County.  This year, with the challenges that have been brought to us concerning COVID 19, will be different than others we have experienced in the past. However, I am still excited about all of the opportunities that Cairo High School College and Career Academy has to offer to our students. Even though we will have some new guidelines during this school year, we will get through this as a Syrupmaker Family! 

As a College and Career Academy, we are proud to continue our “Wall to Wall” Academies here at CHS. Made up of four total academies, students will have the opportunity to be part of our: 9th Grade Academy, School of Fine Arts, School of Agriculture, Trade and Industry and the School of Healthcare and Human Services. We are proud to offer more educational opportunities and career pathways to our students! At Cairo High School we seek to maintain career and interest-themed academies and foster collaborative culture, structures, and practices necessary to transform teaching and learning while capitalizing on community engagement and work-based partnerships. 

In regards to COVID 19, I would like to share a few guidelines that will be implemented at Cairo High School during this school year:  

· No large group assemblies will be conducted until it has been declared safe for participants. This includes, but is not limited to honors programs, pep rallies, public speakers, etc. 

· Temperature checks for individuals visiting the school campus may be required upon entry of the school. 

· Masks may be required for individuals visiting the school campus. 

· Schools may limit or ban visitors on campus. 

· Schools may limit or ban the use of school facilities for any purposes other than the daily school functions. 

· School closures may happen abruptly to address potential outbreaks. Maintaining current contact information with your child’s school is critical to stay informed about changes! All students will be expected to participate in school whether through online instruction or through a blended approach to learning (online & packets). 

· Students that are sick showing obvious symptoms such as fever, throwing up, diarrhea, continuous coughing, sore throat are to stay home and avoid the potential spread of any illness. 


Parents, I am dedicated to ensuring that your child receives the most outstanding educational experiences possible. As I mentioned earlier, this year may look different than years in the past because of Covid 19, but we will get through this together. Keep in mind that the above guidelines are put in place to ensure your child’s safety.  

This year we will continue our Positive Parents Program and appreciate your support and help with various activities throughout the year. 

I look forward to a great school year! 


Chris Lokey 



District Parent Engagement Plan is located on the District website and is available upon request.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Cairo High School is to prepare all Cairo High School students to graduate and be fully prepared for post-secondary education and/or careers, as well as for their roles as responsible citizens.

About The School


We salute thee, Alma Mater

Thou to us art dear

May they virtues and thy teachings

Guide us every year.

Cairo High in future years

Our memories will turn back

To the days of Cairo High School

To the Red and Black


The Advancement in Learning Performance for Higher Achievement Academy (known as the ALPHA Academy) is a county-wide (K-12) initiative for Grady County's gifted and high achieving students that will provide students an accelerated curriculum through academics, competitions, community service, and extracurricular activities. Accelerated and challenging instruction will be provided by gifted endorsed teachers collaborating with the ALPHA Director. For more information, contact Mrs. Danielle Jones at 229-377-3701.


It is the intent of the Grady County Schools that every student in the system who has a primary home language other than English and who is identified as Limited English Proficient be provided with the opportunity to participate in an English Language Learner program.



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CHS College & Career Academy BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cairo High School College and Career Academy

Board of Directors and Term Expirations

(Note: All terms expire on June 30 of the year listed below.)

CEO/Principal Appointee

Fannie Taylor 2021

Business Members

Larry Plank  2021 Archway Partnership (three year term beginning July 1, 2018)

Marty Cannington (chair) 2019 Chamber of Commerce (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Otis Byrden (vice-chair) 2019 Joint Development Authority (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Post-Secondary Members

Laura Kelly 2021 Southern Regional Technical College (three year term beginning July 1, 2018)

Ms. Laura Brown - 2019 - Bainbridge State College (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Dr. John Meis  2019 Thomas University (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

College and Career Academy Members

Blair Dickinson, Ex-Officio 2018 Academic Teacher (three year term beginning July 1, 2015)

David Coleman, Sr., Ex- Officio  2018 CTAE Teacher (three year term beginning July 1, 2015)

Del Bibles, Ex-Officio  2019 Academic Teacher (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Whitney Brown, Ex-Officio  2019 CTAE Teacher (three year term beginning July 1, 2016)

Ms. Judy Cook Recording Secretary


It is the intent of the Grady County Schools that every student in the system who has a primary home language other than English and who is identified as limited English Proficient be provided with the opportunity to participate in an English Language Learner Program.



Advanced Placement Testing To possibly obtain college credit for courses In the Spring AP Courses
Georgia Milestones EOC

Required by Georgia Department of Education;

20% of Final course grade

Toward end of year in EOC courses

NGLC, AMLC, Algebra I, Geometry, Physical Science, Biology, U.S. History & Economics

PSAT Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test/National Merit Scholarship Competition Practice for
SAT; Required for Governors Honors & National Merit Scholarship competition; Used in selection process for Advanced Placement
Recommended for all 10th grade students; 11th grade scores required for National Merit Competition and Governors Honors Program

Critical Reading, Math and Writing

Calculator recommended

SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test National College Entrance Exam Recommended before 12th grade for practice; Apply 5 to 6 weeks prior to test date

Critical Reading, Math and Writing.

Calculator Recommended

ACT American College Test National College Entrance Exam Recommended before 12th grade for practice; Apply 5 to 6 weeks prior to test date Reading, English, Math, Science and Writing
ACCUPLACER Technical College Entrance Test that may be used at certain 2-year Colleges for entrance To be announced English, Reading & Math
ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Assist students in identifying aptitudes and career interests; Required for entrance into the military 11th and 12th grade students may sign up to take ASVAB if needed Academic ability, verbal, math, mechanical, clerical, electrical

End of Pathway Gives a nationally accepted credential In the Spring CTAE Pathways

SIX PILLARS OF SUCCESS (Created by our Students)


Stay Motivated

Focus on Attendance

Seek Knowledge

Demand Excellence

Respect yourselves and others

Strive for Success by giving your best every day!

9th Grade Academy Information


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Cairo High School


Whitney Brown 2020 CHS Teacher of the Year
2019 Royale Armstrong
2018 Brandi Adkins
2017 Brooke Reynolds
2016 Chervona Clark Whitaker
2015 Meghan Ridenour
2014 Barbara Godwin
2013 Todd Gainous
2012 Justin Amaro
2011 Kristi Littleton
2010 Margot Evans


Hank Smith

2008 Danielle Jones
2007 Erin White
2006 Cecilia Childree
2005 Jennifer Hand
2004 Susan Prince
2003 Tracey Kelshaw
2002 Frances Thrower
2001 Scott Myers
2000 Lisa LeGette
1999 Betsi Heinlen
1998 Tammy Donalson
1997 Shirley Brown
1996 Melva Ezell
1995 Gerris Pearson
1994 Del Bibles
1993 Tanya Maxwell
1992 Nancy Fisher
1991 Sharon Brock
1990 Connie Murphy
1999 Betty Elkins
1988 Janet Bearden
1987 Nancy Kemp
1986 Betsi Heinlen
1985 Joe Johnson
1984 Marguerite Maxwell
1983 Bill Butler
1982 Lyla Nabulsi



The following clubs are offered at Cairo High School. Club A meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and Club B meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Specific eligibility requirements and a description for the clubs may be found on the school website


Art Club

CAM Club

Cairo Youth Council

Dance Club

Debate Team





Fishing Club

Helping Hands



Key Club

Library Club

National Honor Society



Skills USA

Spanish Club

Student Council

Theatre Club



Laura Elliott - Guidance

Jenny Harrison - Media Center

Lara Starr - Science

Barbara Godwin - Math

Del Bibles - Social Studies

Alex Papanicolopoulos-English

Tonya Romans - Special Education

Michelle Ausley - CTAE 

Daphne McClendon - Physical Education

John Scanling - Fine Arts

Maria Villagrana - Foreign Language


With Pride We Give Our Best



CHS has a great way for you, parents and guardians, to become more informed and involved in your child's high school education. The Positive Parents Organization has four committees and encourages you to join one of them.

Academic Committee

  • It rewards students for excelling in their studies with special events and gifts.

Baccalaureate & Graduation Committee

  • It plans, decorates, and hosts Graduation and Baccalaureate receptions and decorates for the Baccalaureate program.

Spirit Committee

  • It assists Student Council Sponsors with planning and decorating for the Homecoming Dance in October and for the Prom in April.

Hospitality Committee

  • It helps with CHS Club inductions, hosts the Senior Picnic and helps celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Each committee meets at separate times at CHS. Planning for the school year will begin after the August CHS Open House. Call 377-2222 for more information.



  1. Students are entitled to an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.
  2. High expectations and a supportive, nurturing, knowledgeable staff encourage high student achievement.
  3. A variety of instructional techniques are utilized to support perse needs and varied learning styles.
  4. Teachers, students, administrators, support staff, parents, and members of the community are collectively responsible for the attainment of our students' educational goals.
  5. Students will be assisted in the pursuit and development of their career goals.
  6. The curriculum should provide opportunities for developing positive character traits, building self-esteem, and examining cultural persity.
  7. A well-prepared faculty, adequately equipped facility, and up-to-date materials are paramount for learning.
  8. Continued self-assessment and awareness of current trends are essential to instructional improvement.
  9. Evidence of mutual respect among students and staff should exist.


Red and Black


The CHS School Leadership Team meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:15pm in the Media Center.

Chris Lokey, Chairman

Laura Elliott

Jenny Harrison

Lara Starr

Barbara Godwin

Del Bibles

Alex Papnicolopoulos

Tonya Romans

Michelle Ausley

Daphne McClendon

John Scanling

Maria Villagrana

Blair Dickinson

Todd Gainous

Natalie Hudson

Andrew Jones

Tammy Donalson

Tom Fallaw



Syrupmakers - Syrup Pitcher


Cairo High School's class schedule consists of 4x4 block classes.


Cairo (pronounced Kay-Row instead of Ki-Row like the Egyptian city) is nicknamed the "syrup city" because of the high school football team. Roddenbery's, a well known food company, was formerly located in Cairo. One of their main products was syrup. The syrup made in Cairo was cooked from sugar cane juice but it was not the corn syrup known as "Karo syrup," although the names sound the same. During a driving rainstorm in the middle of a football game many years ago, workers at the local syrup shelter brought over their rain coats labeled "Roddenbery's Syrup" on the backs of the jackets to keep the players dry. Roddenbery's was known for many other products like peanut butter and pickles and fortunately the "SYRUPMAKERS" portion of the plant was closer than the "BUTTERCHURNERS" and the "PICKLEPACKERS." Before the "fans in the stands" demanded this name change, Cairo was known as the Tigers. In 1986 ESPN named the term "Syrupmaker" the number one nickname for a high school sports team. The mascot is depicted as a syrup pitcher. The term is often shortened to "Maids" for the girls or "Makers" for the boys. The 2008 Football Syrupmakers were Class AAA State Champions after the school's second undefeated season (1990 was the other).