Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, 2017

All Cobb County Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, for both students and staff, due to continued power outages at multiple schools and poor travel conditions on secondary roads in the northern part of the county.

Clay's Mission Statement:

We are Clay Dolphins,
Creating a Community of Life Long Learners,
Achieving every Dolphin's Dream!


"A caring community inspiring and empowering life-long learners."



 The following statements we believe to be true about Clay       Elementary and our mission as educators:

  • Every child can learn and should believe and know that learning is possible.

  • Every child should be given the opportunity to learn in a classroom where all learning styles and intelligences are accommodated.

  • Every child should be encouraged to reach his/her full potential and take responsibility for their learning.

  • Educators should make learning real and meaningful for the students.

  • Educators should find out what students need and be aware of their backgrounds.

  • Educators should build on students' strengths.

  • Educators should show students they care.

  • Collaboration with staff, students, administration, parents and community is the path to a school's success - it takes a village.

  • Teachers use assessment tools to provide data needed to set goals to increase student achievement.

  • Cultural diversity should be valued.

  • Students learn best in a positive, safe, and secure environment.

  • Parents must be involved and educated on ways to help their child academically and socially as needed.