Clay County Schools Will Be Closing March 18th through April 24th. 

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Governor's Executive Order

Any parent or guardian of Clay County students can schedule UCHRA UCARTS transportation to pick up meals at any Clay County School. Call 931-243-3674 and speak to Penny Hix to schedule.


Breakfast and lunch will be available for pickup at no cost to children ages 18 and under on a first-come, first-served basis at these locations:


-- at Southern Oaks Apartments 1001 Gainesboro Hwy, Celina, TN 38551

-- at the Soil Conservation Office / behind City Hall 301 Green Street Celina, TN 38551

-- at the Oak Grove Church of Christ 12700 Clay County Hwy, Moss, TN 38575


-- at Riverside Apartments 521 Brown Street Celina, TN 38551

-- at the West Lake Ave. Church of Christ Celina, TN 38551

-- at the Moss Church of Christ 7798 Clay County Hwy, Moss, TN 38575


-- at Celina K-8, Clay County High School, or Hermitage Springs School


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.