Schools, Activities & Family Life

Teenage Girls Talking While Leaning Against White School LockersClay County is a safe, easy-going place where you feel comfortable letting your kids play outside and walk to school. Parents here know their children’s friends — as well as their children’s friends’ parents — and there are plenty of extracurricular activities to keep kids busy.

School District

We boast an excellent school system, which was rated in a recent survey of residents as one of the county’s greatest assets. Over the past several years, Unified School District (USD) 379 has earned numerous awards for grade-level achievement and recently scored at the highest level, the standard of excellence, on 36 out of 50 state-mandated assessments. View the USD 379 website for more details on the schools of Clay County.

USD 379 has an exceptional “parents as teachers” program for parents of children under three years of age and also offers early childhood development preschool.

The district has a curriculum-driven, technology planning committee, a district-wide network and an excellent resource website. The site features a Power Schools interface that gives parents access to up-to-date grade and progress information, as well as online access to their children’s teachers.