In order to gather interest numbers, please complete the form above for any child you plan to enroll in Preschool (3 year old class), Pre-K (4 year old class), or Kindergarten for August 2021.  If you have more than one student to enroll, you will need to complete the form for each child individually.  You must choose the school you plan to attend.  Clay County Schools will still hold an onsite registration for registration paperwork.  We request the birth certificate, and physical/shot record for all Pre-K & Kindergarten students.  In addition,  Pre-K also requires an application with proof of income and proof of residency. For any questions regarding this form, please contact Misty Strong at 

Clay County Schools has had SEVERAL NEW HOODED FLEECE COATS donated to our schools!

The sizes range from 3t to Youth 14/16 or adult small/medium), and they include boys and girls.

Please sign up here to request your child's needed size, gender, and preferred color of their FREE NEW COAT.

Job Opening


Visit Clay County Schools or call 931-243-2340 or 931-243-5510 for further details.



Seeking High School Softball Coach at Clay County High School



Must have a clear background check.



Prior teaching experience/license preferred, but not required.



Clay County Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Beginning September 2, ALL students will receive free lunches and breakfasts.  This program will run through May 2021, unless federal funding becomes unavailable before then.  Parents will be notified if this program ends before December and students would resume paying for lunches.  Breakfast will be free all year.

Free and reduced meal applications are still required if you plan to apply for benefits for this year.

Parents of virtual learners may still pick up meals – 2 days of breakfast and lunch on Mondays and 3 days of breakfast and lunch on Wednesdays.  If a different pickup day is necessary, call your school.

Call your school or 931-243-5511 for more information.


In 1919 all high schools in Clay County came under the control of the Clay County School Board. Public high schools were established at Celina (Clay County High School) with Professor J. J. Hendrickson as principal, Spivey (Hermitage Springs) Mattie Capshaw and Eva Capshaw were teachers the Principal is unknown, Moss High School with Professor O. L. Carnahan as principal, and Willow Grove High School with T. L. Sewell as principal.
In 1914, the year following the passing of the compulsory education law in Tennessee, there were 3035 students enrolled in grades 1-8 plus the high school students.

The Clay County Elementary System had 65 schools located throughout the County in 1920.

By 1977, the number of schools in Clay County had been reduced to four sites, Celina K-8, Celina High School, Hermitage Springs School (Grades K-12), and Maple Grove. The student population was 1556.

Celina High School was closed in 2003. Clay County High School (located on Highway 52 just outside Celina) opened in the fall of 2003. Hermitage Springs High School was consolidated into Clay County High School in 2007.

Clay County Schools' student population is now 1081.

Clay County Schools

The Mission Of Clay County Schools Is

To Provide A Positive Learning Environment

In Which Students Develop To Their Fullest

Potential, Achieve Success, And Are

Prepared To Meet The Challenges Of An

Ever-Changing World.