Clarke County School District

Basic Information

Address: 240 Mitchell Bridge Rd. Athens, GA 30606
Phone Number: 706-546-7721
Superintendent: Philip D. Lanoue, Ph.D.

Action Shots

* There are currently no photos associated with this listing.

Additional Information

Member Schools: There are 22 schools in the Clarke County School District.
Board of Directors: There is a 9-member Board of Education.
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to prepare our students to be productive members of society by providing a challenging and meaningful education.

Accreditation and Recognition: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
District Characteristics: The three cornerstones of the CCSD are safety, achievement and diversity.
Athletics: Extensive athletic programs are available at the middle and high school levels. Teams regularly win and place in regional and state championships.

Schools use the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).


12,000 students
34 native languages spoken by students

Scholastic Perfomance: The majority of schools make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).
Assets and Achievements: -Clarke Central High School is one of the top 3% of public high schools in America, as named by U.S. News and World Report. -Graduates receive over $3 million in scholarships annually - not including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship. -Four schools are Title I Distinguished Schools. -Ten schools have been designated Green Schools by the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division.
Teacher Workshops: Professional development is a focus in the school district.
Delay/Closing Information: All delays are posted on the district web site,the district listserv, through parent call-outs and through local media.
A.P. Classes: At the two traditional high schools, the AP programs are extremely strong. One of the high schools (Cedar Shoals High School) was recently named an AP Honor School by Georgia State Superintendent Kathy Cox.
Transportation: Free transportation available to all students.
Libraries: Each school has a media center with the latest in technology.
After School/Extracurricular Programs: Schools have a wide variety of afterschool programs and extracurricular activities.
Media (TV/Radio) Shows: The school district maintains a cable channel with announcements and parent-friendly programming.
Support Services:

The Department of Student Services offers comprehensive programs and services to students with special needs. Whenever possible, students are taught in a regular classroom. Teams of psychologists, social workers, nurses and speech/language specialists work with the classroom teacher to provide individual diagnostic evaluation of a student's intellectual, academic, social and emotional needs.

Juvenile/At-Risk Student Programs: The school district recently partnered with Ombudsman to provide a unique and innovative learning environment to students that are not succeeding in their home school. Students receive daily individualized instruction. In addition to core subjects, the middle school component will include lessons on social skills.
Notes/School Information:





/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}