Top 10 Best Clayton County Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public high schools serving 13,340 students in Clayton County, GA.
The top ranked public high schools in Clayton County, GA are Elite Scholars School, Martha Ellen Stilwell School For The Performing Arts and Morrow High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Clayton County, GA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Georgia public high school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 42% statewide average). High schools in Clayton County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Georgia public high schools.
Clayton County, GA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 78%, which is less than the Georgia average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Elite Scholars School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Georgia or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public high school average of 62% (majority Black).

Best Public High Schools in Clayton County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Elite Scholars School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
7923 Fielder Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 472-2823
Grades: 6-12
| 684 students
Rank: #22.
Martha Ellen Stilwell School For The Performing Arts
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2580 Mount Zion Pkwy
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 473-2785
Grades: 9-12
| 534 students
Rank: #33.
Morrow High School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2299 Old Rex Morrow Rd
Morrow, GA 30260
(404) 362-3865
Grades: 9-12
| 1,939 students
Rank: #44.
Riverdale High School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
160 Roberts Dr
Riverdale, GA 30274
(770) 473-2905
Grades: 9-12
| 1,435 students
Rank: #55.
Jonesboro High School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7728 Mount Zion Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 473-2855
Grades: 9-12
| 1,423 students
Rank: #66.
Forest Park High School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5452 Phillips Dr
Forest Park, GA 30297
(404) 362-3890
Grades: 9-12
| 1,784 students
Rank: #77.
Mundy's Mill High School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9652 Fayetteville Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30238
(678) 817-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,684 students
Rank: #88.
Mount Zion High School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2535 Mount Zion Pkwy
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 473-2940
Grades: 9-12
| 1,312 students
Rank: #99.
Charles R. Drew High School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6237 Garden Walk Blvd
Riverdale, GA 30274
(770) 473-2700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,663 students
Rank: #1010.
Perry Career - Eula Wilburn Ponds Perry Center For
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
137 Spring St
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 515-7601
Grades: 8-12
| 882 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Clayton County, GA

Clayton County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1098 5th Ave
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 473-2865
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
137 Spring St
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 515-7601
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Flint River School (Closed 2011)
Special Education School
9540 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 472-8473
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4475 Hendrix Dr
Forest Park, GA 30297
(404) 362-3835
Grades: 5
| 27 students
8009 Carlton Rd
Riverdale, GA 30296
(770) 909-6697
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
5277 Ash Street
Forest Park, GA 30050
(404) 362-2000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
5277 Ash St
Forest Park, GA 30297
(404) 362-2000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Worktec (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
221 Stockbridge Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 473-2840
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public high schools in Clayton County, GA?
The top ranked public high schools in Clayton County, GA include Elite Scholars School, Martha Ellen Stilwell School For The Performing Arts and Morrow High School.
How many public high schools are located in Clayton County, GA?
10 public high schools are located in Clayton County, GA.
What is the racial composition of students in Clayton County, GA?
Clayton County, GA public high schools minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public high schools average of 62% (majority Black).

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