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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Clayton County Schools is a public school district located in Jonesboro, GA. It has 54,530 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

Clayton County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1020
2,257 responses
Average ACT
20
1,170 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
54,530
Free or Reduced Lunch
99.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,835
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$498,137,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,797/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$35,263
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,700
National
$184,700

Clayton County Schools Reviews

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The school that I attended is a Fine Arts High School, always putting music and arts above academics when academics was the factor that was most important when applying for colleges. Also, because of the high consideration for arts, sports were banned from our school, and therefore, we were unable to do anything outside of classes, arts, and clubs. However, the clubs and activities that were offered were extremely diverse, including clubs like Anime Club, Environmental Club, HOSA, and much more! Overall, I would not recommend attending this school, only because the Administrators care more about their paychecks and reputation than about the actual students.
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I’ve been apart of CCPS since I started school and there have definetly been major improvements thus far. Our community has become more involved and we are starting to get more resources into the classrooms. We even have a newly built performing arts school where students can express their creativities during school hours. Our county is still considered a “economically challenged” community and still struggle in that area. They struggle with providing quality school lunch and having quality teachers at times, but we still manage to pull through. Overall, I would say Clayton County still has some improving to do, but we definetly do our best!
Teachers should be paired with their degree when teaching students. I've also experienced teachers are move involved with athletes rather than making sure the students excel. I personally don't depend on my teachers I self educate myself by reading the materials given. Also Clayton lacks communication when it comes to who handles what? When it comes to academics. Lastly, they need to implement more culture diversity when it comes to race. Majority of the teachers are black. Have better school board educators. I feel Clayton county in my opinion should adopt other programs as seen in other school districts with winning performance. I think the students would do better because they will have something to challenge themselves. Examples would be have a Lacrosse team, tennis teams and reach more out into the county. One of the biggest fall back is they need more problems for disadvantage youth.