Principal's Message

We strive for Triple “A” Excellence every day at Buford High School. That is excellence in Academics, excellence in Athletics, and excellence in the Arts. Excellence is not just an act. Excellence is a habit. Excellence is done in every aspect of your life. This is critical to the success of our students in the present and well into the future. 

I am extremely excited to be a part of the Buford City School System. Buford High School is at the forefront of education in academics, athletics, and arts. Last year, Buford High School continued to outpace schools in all classifications on the GHSWT and the EOCTs. We won seven AAA State Championships (Softball, Football, One Act Play, Wrestling Duals, Wrestling Traditional, Literary, and Gymnastics) and finished as the State Runners-Up in two additional sports (Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball). I plan for us to keep building on this tradition of excellence in the upcoming year! This is not possible without high expectations and high accountability. Your child will be held to both! Our mission at Buford High School is to ensure that all of our students maximize their educational potential and opportunities. I will be working hand in hand with you and our faculty to make sure that all of our students' needs are met and that our students are successful. 

Our core business at BHS is teaching and learning. Our focus at BHS is on student learning, achievement, and success! All of our curriculum, instructional, and support programs focus on student learning, achievement, and success. This focus will continue our students on the road of excellence.

Thank you so much for letting us work with your child. It is critical that we work together and focus on the best interests of BHS students. My door is always open to our students, parents, teachers, and community members. Please feel free to contact me with any ideas you may have on how we can extend learning and opportunities for students. 

I am very excited about the year to come!

Thank you!

Dr. Banks Bitterman
Buford High School 
“It is not where one begins…it is where one finishes”