Clayton County Public Schools
A fully accredited public school district located in Jonesboro,
Georgia, just south of Jackson-Hartsfield International Airport -
the world's busiest airport - and Atlanta's central business
district. It is the fifth largest school district in Georgia
with an enrollment of over 50,823 students, and is ranked among the
100 largest school systems in the United States.
The 67 learning campuses that compose the district number nine
high schools, 14 middle schools, 35 elementary schools, three
non-traditional schools, and six other educational programs.
Students can attend their neighborhood schools or charter schools.
High school students can attend a magnet program for the arts, and
take online courses. Gifted education programs are available for
elementary, middle, and high school students.
The school district is highly diversified with 90 different
countries of origin represented. Seventy-two different languages
are spoken, with the largest two major foreign languages being
Spanish and Vietnamese. Some 9,528 students speak a language other
than English and 4,600 are counted as English language learners.
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Clayton State University
Clayton State University currently offers eight
master's degree programs and more than 30 baccalaureate degree
programs. With an enrollment of 6,600 students, Clayton State has
experienced significant growth over the past six years. The
University has been ranked six times by U.S. News & World
Report as having the most diverse student population among
comparable institutions of higher education in the south and is
currently in U.S. News' first tier among those same comparable
institutions. A national pioneer in "ubiquitous mobile computing,"
Clayton State was the third public university in the United States
to require that each student have access to a notebook computer.
Clayton State University is the only university in the country
adjacent to both state and national archives facilities: the
Georgia Archives and the National Archives at Atlanta. The
world-class music recital venue, Spivey Hall, is located on the
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