Clay County SchoolS
All Students Learning at High Levels
Welcome to Clay County Schools!
The Clay County School System is located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. It is a small, rural school system of approximately 1,485 students. There are three schools in the county located on a single campus. Hayesville Elementary is a PK-4 school of approximately 625 students. Hayesville Middle School is a 5-8 school with approximately 450 students and Hayesville High School is a 9-12 school with approximately 399 students. All schools are accredited by the North Carolina State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction. Hayesville High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Appalachian Community Services
Our schools are committed to constantly improving the safety of our students and staff. In doing so we have trained all of our students in grades 5-12 to recognize the signs of at-risk behaviors and to utilize the states new anonymous reporting system. Below you will find more information about this program.