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Clay County

Educational Opportunities
Clay County has good local schools, which help drive our local workforce development efforts. Our local workforce development committee partners with local, regional and state agencies to tackle such projects as local job fairs and having better childcare for our local workers. Business leaders, elected officials and education partners are all at the local table.

The Clay County School System

The mission of Clay County Schools is to provide a positive learning environment in which students develop to their fullest potential, achieve success and are prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. The Clay County Schools Central Office is located at 520 Brown St. in Celina. For more information about Clay County Schools, visit
School Food Service
(615) 699-2415
Superintendent of Schools
(931) 243-3310
School Closing information
(931) 243-5555

Clay County High School

Clay County High School recently received three consecutive “rewards school” designation from the state Department of Education. This designation is tied to student improvement and growth. Clay County High School has a thriving Career Technical Education program. The school not only offers its own CTE curriculum, but also partners with the Livingston College of Applied Technology in robotics and mechatronics. Two buses of Clay County students run daily to the TCAT campus, taking a variety of classes. The local school system received a $100,000+ grant to help make this mechatronics arrangement with TCAT possible.

Clay County High School has compiled enviable statistics in recent years:

  • 98% of all students take some type of vocational training.
  • The school consistently has one of the highest graduation rates in the state, and had a 100% graduation rate last year.
  • Two-thirds of all students are enrolled in some type of dual credit courses – college or vocational.
  • Clay County High School students also participate in a variety of internships, work study and job shadowing

Clay County High School is located at 860 Clay County Hwy. in Celina. For more information, call (931) 243-2340 or visit

Primary and Middle Schools in Clay County

Celina K-8 School
1324 Mitchell St., Celina, TN 38551
(931) 243-2391 or (931) 243-2399
Celina K-8 Edulink: (931) 243-4343
Hermitage Springs School
7294 Clay County Hwy., Hermitage Springs, TN
(615) 699-2414

Post-Secondary Schools in Our Area

Tennessee College of Applied Technology
740 Hi Tech Dr., Livingston, TN 38570
(931) 823-5525
Tennessee Tech University
1 William L. Jones Dr., Cookeville, TN 38505
(931) 372-3101
Volunteer State Community College
Michael Powell, Director
113 Windle Community Rd., Livingston, TN 38570
(931) 823-7065