Houston County School District to Hold Graduation Services on May 24 – 25

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Commencement ceremonies for the Houston County School District high schools will be held May 24 – 25, 2024. All five ceremonies will be held in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Reaves Arena. Each graduate will receive 10 tickets for graduation. Original tickets will be required for entry into Reaves Arena. No photocopy or digital image of a ticket will be accepted. 

The graduation commencement schedule and parking information is below. Doors will open one hour prior to the start of each ceremony. Please allow plenty of time to park and find a seat inside of the arena before the ceremony begins.

  • Northside High School – May 24, 4:00 p.m.

    • Use Exit 135 and park at the North Gate

  • Warner Robins High School – May 24, 7:30 p.m.

    • Use Exit 134 and park at the West Gate

  • Veterans High School – May 25, 8:30 a.m.

    • Use Exit 135 and park at the North Gate

  • Perry High School – May 25, 12:00 p.m.

    • Use Exit 134 and park at the West Gate

  • Houston County High School – May 25, 3:30 p.m.

    • Use Exit 135 and park at the North Gate

Guests requiring handicap parking are asked to use Exit 135 and enter through the North gate. A handicap decal should be prominently displayed, and parking will be in the courtyard behind the Georgia Grown Building. 

To provide a safe environment for our graduates and their guests, the Houston County School District has implemented guidelines limiting the types of bags allowed at graduation ceremonies. All bags must be clear and will be subject to inspection. Small purses under 4.5” x 6.5,” diaper bags and medical bags are allowed but are also subject to inspection. The following items will not be allowed in Reaves Arena:

  • Balloons or flowers

  • Chairs

  • Coolers

  • Noisemakers

  • Posters/flyers

  • Tripods

  • Umbrellas

  • Weapons

The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter is located at 401 Larry Walker Parkway in Perry. More information, including parking details, electronic programs, and a link to the livestream of each ceremony, can be found at  www.hcbe.net/graduation.