About Clayton Elementary School

Principal: Mrs. Abbey Philpot

221 Upper Burris Road

Canton, GA  30114

Phone: (770) 721-5860

Fax: (770) 479-6796

Clayton Elementary School is located in a rural setting in the northwest corner of Cherokee County.  The school opened in 1948 with an initial enrollment of 150 students.  Originally the school served students in grades first through eighth.  Many renovations were made to the original building through the years.  In 1986, the grade configuration of the school became K-6 as the seventh and eighth graders were zoned to the newly constructed Teasley Middle School.  A new facility was constructed in 1998 and a new, free-standing gym was also built at that time.  Four mobile units were installed in 2009.  For the 2010-2011 school year, two additional mobile units were installed because the old building was no longer available for student use.  The original facility was demolished in spring of 2013.  In 2014, Clayton Elementary School became a K-5 school as the sixth graders were districted to the new Teasley Middle School. The current population of Clayton is 244 students for the 2016-2017 school year.

Since first being built, the school has been an integral part of the Clayton Community.  Both the community and school work together to provide a challenging and rewarding educational experience for the students. This relationship between the school and community is one of Clayton’s unique characteristics.