Clayton Schools

As one of the fastest growing suburbs in Johnston County, Clayton has a population of around 26,000 residents and 10 public schools from which to choose. The community also offers its fair share of private and charter schools for students to broaden their horizons. If you're thinking about moving to Clayton, trust Linda Craft Team Realtors to show you around! We have decades of local experience in the Clayton area, and we'd love to lend you our hyper-local expertise!

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Johnston County Public Schools

District Accolades

  • A- Niche ranking for college prep
  • 93% graduation rate
  • 4% annual enrollment increase

District Overview

  • 37,295 total students
  • 2,600 total teachers
  • 46 total schools

Clayton Middle Schools

Public Schools

Private Schools

Clayton High Schools

Public Schools

Private Schools

Sports, Curriculum, and Special Programs


Johnston County's robust athletics program allows students of all ages to stay fit and participate in a variety of sports. The district has produced countless Olympians and professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Here are just a few of the district's most popular programs:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Track & field/cross country
  • Soccer
  • Cheerleading

Classes & Programs

Though each institution varies, JCPS as a whole features a variety of different curriculum initiatives for its students, as well as a robust early college program. Here are just a few of the district's specialties:

  • Gifted and talented programs
  • Special education
  • Arts and music
  • Clubs and honor societies
  • Technology initiatives
  • ESL services
  • Career and Technical Leadership Academy
  • CTE courses

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