Clay County School District Proud to be an 'A' rated and premier school district in Florida.

The School District of Clay County exists to prepare life-long learners for success in a global and competitive workplace and in acquiring applicable life skills. The mission is to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to provide a public education experience that is motivating, challenging and rewarding for all children. The district increases student achievement by providing students with learning opportunities that are rigorous, relevant and transcend beyond the boundaries of the school walls.

Our students earn a variety of in-demand industry certifications.

Our Career and Technical Education programs produce students who graduate with necessary skills to immediately enter and benefit the workforce. These students are prepared to participate in relevant career pathways leading them through post-secondary education and successful careers. Below are the programs offered to our 7-12 grade students.

Our High Schools are top ranked in Florida

Producing the next generation of skilled and prepared talent.

There is one virtual and there are seven public High Schools in Clay County.  Clay County boasts a record high 93.4% graduation rate which is in the top 10 percentile for the state of Florida.  Clay County is tied for the 6th highest graduation rate in the state.  Clay County District Schools also boast record high post-secondary readiness scores in both reading and math.  

The district's team approach and collaborative concentration has allowed more students the opportunity to compete in the classrooms and then, successfully, transition to the workforce, military, or college.

Workforce Development

Post-secondary education and training options provide a wide range of programs from professional certifications to Bachelor's degrees.

Clay County has many post-secondary education and training resources available for personal and professional enrichment. Excellent community based post-secondary options retain and train local workforce.  Industry leaders and stakeholders work with faculty to create career pathways for in-demand professions.  With a campus in Orange Park, St. Johns River State College has built a solid reputation as a full-service college dedicated to meeting the educational and workforce training needs of its community.

St. Johns River State College (SJR State) has been named a Top 150 U.S. Community College by the Aspen Institute, a community-serving organization with global reach whose vision is a free, just and equitable society. As a result of this recognition, SJR State is now eligible to compete for the $1 million 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges. 

In addition, there are many nationally recognized education institutions in the Jacksonville MSA, including:

University of North Florida, Jacksonville

University of Florida, Gainesville

Flagler College, St. Augustine

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Jacksonville