Clayton County Public Schools
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|Clayton County Public Schools|
|Type||Public School District|
|School board||Clayton County Board of Education|
|Superintendent||Dr. Morcease J. Beasley|
|Grades||Pre-school - 12|
|Tagline||Committed to High Performance|
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.
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 Education
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.
|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|||
|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|
These middle schools are located in Clayton County.
|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|
These elementary schools are located in Clayton County.
|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|
- District Statistics Archived 2008-04-22 at the Wayback Machine. Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved on 2008-04-25.
- Clayton County Public Schools website. Retrieved on 2008-04-25.
- Board of Education Archived 2008-04-22 at the Wayback Machine. Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved on 2008-04-25.
- High Schools Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
- Middle Schools Archived 2013-07-19 at the Wayback Machine. Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
- Clayton County Public Schools website