Clay County SchoolS

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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 1,300 students. There are four schools in the county located on a single campus. Hayesville Primary is our new Pk-2 school of approximately 340 students. Hayesville Elementary is a 3-5 grade school of approximately 260 students. Hayesville Middle School is a 6-8 grade school with approximately 300 students and Hayesville High School is a 9-12 school with approximately 390 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.

Crisis Assistance

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.

Parent Brochure -- Spanish

Warning Signs -- Spanish