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Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) is a public school district located in Jonesboro, Georgia, U.S. With over 55,000 students, CCPS is the fifth largest school district in Georgia and is ranked among the 100 largest school systems in the U.S.

Clayton County Public Schools
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United States
TypePublic School District
School boardClayton County Board of Education
SuperintendentDr. Morcease J. Beasley
GradesPre-school - 12
OfficesJonesboro, Georgia
TaglineCommitted to High Performance

Fully accredited through AdvancED- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS), Clayton County Public Schools consists of 38 elementary, 15 middle, and 11 high schools along with various other programs throughout the district.

CCPS offers a variety learning options such as traditional schools, fine arts magnet schools and/or programs, Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Pathways, online courses, and Gifted Education programs.

This school district is highly diversified with 90 different ethnicities and countries represented. Seventy-two (72) different languages are spoken, with the largest two foreign languages being Spanish and Vietnamese. As of the 2016-2017 school year, over 12,000 students speak a language other than English and over 6,000 are counted as English language learners.

Board of EducationEdit

As of January 7, 2019, the Clayton County Public School Board of Education representatives are:

Jasmine Bowles- District 1

Mark Christmas- District 2

Jessie Goree, Board Chair - District 3

Victoria Williams- District 4

Ophelia Burroughs- District 5

Mary Baker - District 6

Judy Johnson- District 7

Dr. Alieka Anderson, Board Vice Chair- District 8

Benjamin Straker, Sr.- District 9


Dr. Morcease J. Beasley was elected by the Clayton County Board of Education on May 8, 2017 to serve as Superintendent of Clayton County Public Schools. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Beasley served as Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) Chief School Improvement Officer. As Superintendent, Dr. Beasley leads one of the top 100 largest school districts in the nation and the fifth largest school system in the state of Georgia with almost 55,000 diverse students, 7,300 employees, and 65 learning sites and educational programs.

Nationally known as an innovative leader and instructor, Dr. Beasley has over 20 years of dedicated service toward the instructional practices and the education of young people. Throughout his career, he has held numerous positions at every level of public school education beginning as a high school Mathematics teacher; assistant principal; high school principal; Executive Director for Curriculum, Instruction, Professional Learning and Federal Programs. He also held the position as Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning; Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and School Leadership. Dr. Beasley is considered a renowned transformational educator and instructional leader with proven success in both large urban and suburban school districts.

Through a strong will for educational excellence and effective leadership, Dr. Beasley is recognized for developing and implementing strategies that consistently improve student academic achievement, increase graduation rates and employee morale, while strengthening family engagement and community support of schools.

As a result of his commitment to the academic advancement of children and instructional leadership, Dr. Beasley has received notable accolades and multiple recognitions by numerous organizations. Most recently, he was selected as one of 100 recipients of Samford University’s Centennial Life-Long Learning Award. Additionally, he was selected as DeKalb’s Administrator of the Year by the DeKalb School Counselors Association and is a two time recipient of the distinguished Golden Apple Outstanding Administrator Award by Samford University.

Dr. Beasley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics Education from Samford University located in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, he holds an Educational Specialist as well as a Doctorate degree in Education with an emphases on Educational Leadership from Samford University. Dr. Beasley has also completed Harvard University’s Public Educational Leadership Program.

In addition to dedicating much of his life as a professional educator, Dr. Beasley has a devout love for his family and ministry. He enjoys traveling, swimming, reading, writing, horseback riding, cooking and entertaining family and friends. Dr. Beasley also has an adoration for the arts and politics and likes to attend sporting events.

High SchoolsEdit

These high schools are located in Clayton County.

School Mascot Year
Principal Ref
Charles R. Drew High School Titans 2009 Stephanie Trice
Elite Scholars Academy Knights 2009 Shonda Shaw
Forest Park High School Panthers 1962 Derrick Manning
Jonesboro High School Cardinals 1963 Felicia Brown
Lovejoy High School Wildcats 1989 Nelson Render
Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts Stallions 2015 Michael Robinson [4]
Morrow High School Mustangs 1970 Dr. Pamela Pitts
Mount Zion High School Bulldogs 1990 Melvin Blocker
Mundy's Mill High School Tigers 2002 Gary Townsend
North Clayton High School Eagles 1967 Dr. Eldrick Horton
Perry Career Academy TBD TBD Terry Young
Riverdale High School Raiders 1977 Jamille Miller-Brown

Middle SchoolsEdit

These middle schools are located in Clayton County.

School Mascot Principal Ref
Adamson Middle School Indians Adrian Courtland
Babb Middle School Bulldogs Brenda Ross-Wilson
Forest Park Middle School Panthers Monique Drewry
Jonesboro Middle School Bears Rodney Jordan
Kendrick Middle School Comets Dr. Kimberly Dugger
Lovejoy Middle School Cougars Lonnie Farmer
M.D. Roberts Middle School Rams Sara Stephens
Morrow Middle School Bobcats Lawvigneaud Harrell
Mundy's Mill Middle School Razorbacks Sharra Cunningham
North Clayton Middle School Tigers Shakira Rice
Pointe South Middle School Vikings Kimberly Grant
Rex Mill Middle School Yellow Jackets Dr. Caryn Turner
Riverdale Middle School Spartans Dr. Prince Bowie
Sequoyah Middle School Warriors Melanie Conner
Eddie White 6-8 Academy Wolfpack Dr. Michael Powell

Elementary SchoolsEdit

These elementary schools are located in Clayton County.

Schools Mascot Principal
Anderson Elementary School Pirates Tonia Poe
Arnold Elementary School Eagles Myron Allen
Brown Elementary School Bears Trina Reaves
Callaway Elementary School Knights Dr. Sheadric Barbra
Church Street Elementary School Wildcats Samuel West
East Clayton Elementary School Cougars Dr. Freda Givens
Eddie White Academy Wolfpack Marcia Payton-Edwards
Edmonds Elementary School Tigers Maurice Roberts
Fountain Elementary School Bears Jamilah Hud-Kirk
Harper Elementary School Eagles Tangela Benjamin
Hawthrone Elementary School Hawks Dr. Cynthia James
Haynie Elementary School Hornets Jeannie Wynne
Huie Elementary School Vikings Dr. Roxanne Dixon
Jackson Elementary School Jaguars Dr. William Greene
Kay Pace School of The Arts Panther Dr. Donna Jackson
Kemp Elementary School Koalas Zsa Zsa Davis
Kemp Primary Pandas Dr. Denise Stevens
Kilpatrick Elementary School Cougars Candice Jester
M.L. King Elementary School Huskies Dr. Carl Jackson
Lake City Elementary School Tigers Erica Johnson
Lake Ridge Elementary School Dolphins Kelley Starks
Lee Street Elementary School Eagles Marques Strickland
Marshall Elementary School Eagles Dr. Kathryn Holloman
McGarrah Elementary School Wildcats Dr. Cassandra Hopkins
Morrow Elementary School Wildcats Tammy Burroughs
Mount Zion Elementary School Lions Rochelle Harris
Mount Zion Primary Lion Cubs Enika Bryant
Northcutt Elementary School Eagels Arlando Dawson
Oliver Elementary School Ealges Dr. Sheneaise Ratcliff
Pointe South Elementary School Mustangs Dr. Charlotte Shoemaker
Riverdale Elementary School Rockets Michael Faison
River's Edge Elementary School Eagles Alisha Mohr
Smith Elementary School Grey Timber Wolves Dr. Scharbrenia Lockhart
Suder Elementary School Wildcats Monica Goree
Swint Elementary School Eagles Sarah Cainion
Tara Elementary School Mustangs Dr. Wakea Brown
Unidos Dual Language School Puma Moises Payamps - Interim
West Clayton Elementary School Black Panther Dr. Edward Williams


  1. ^ District Statistics Archived 2008-04-22 at the Wayback Machine. Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved on 2008-04-25.
  2. ^ Clayton County Public Schools website. Retrieved on 2008-04-25.
  3. ^ Board of Education Archived 2008-04-22 at the Wayback Machine. Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved on 2008-04-25.
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  5. ^ High Schools Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
  6. ^ Middle Schools Archived 2013-07-19 at the Wayback Machine. Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved on 2013-07-16.

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