Students in Clayton County head back to school on Aug. 6.
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Your guide to the 2018-2019 Clayton County school year

The 2018-2019 school year is right around the corner.

Clayton County Schools begin Monday, Aug. 6. 

Clayton County School Calendar:

• First day of school: Aug. 6

• Fall Break: Oct. 8

• Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 19-23

• Semester Break: Dec. 20 - Jan. 4

• Spring Break: April 1-5

• Last day of school: May 23 (Revised date)

Enrollment Information: Clayton County new student enrollment information

Bus Routes: Clayton County schools bus stop information

MORE: Two Clayton County schools make top high school list 

Number of Schools:

The district has 54,600 students and 7,400 employees and 3,428 teachers.

• 37 primary/elementary schools

• 14 middle schools

• 11 high schools

• One alternative school

• Five magnet or theme programs

• One state certified STEM program


• White: 2.5 percent

• Black: 69 percent

• Hispanic: 21 percent

• Asian: four percent

• Other: one percent

School menus:

Information about Clayton County school menus, costs and special dietary needs can be found on the district’s school nutrition page.

Clayton County School leadership:

Clayton County has a nine-member board of education, with Morcease Beasley serving as superintendent. If interested in attending a board meeting, information can be found on the board’s meeting schedule.

Other info:

• Graduation rate (2017): 69.6 percent

• School tax millage rate (2017): 19.095 mills

• Budget (2018): 595.3 million

You can find information about your school, such as test scores, graduation rates and school climate rating at the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide

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