Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in her/him a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution.
Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of 8,100 students. Our 2003 Bond helped us reconfigure our grade level structure to serve students in more age-appropriate settings. We made a commitment to raise the academic bar to an even higher standard, while working to keep our youngsters from "growing up too fast." We now have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves 10th-12th grade students.
Our high school facility includes state-of-the-art technology, a Performing Arts Center, Olympic-sized pool and top-notch athletic facilities. In 2006, we opened a brand new Early Childhood Center.
The school district has maintained a strong vision for the future, and even during these tough economic times, the district has continued to offer a rigorous curriculum and increase programs to better serve the community. Clarkston offers Full Day and Young Fives Kindergarten; an Advanced Studies program beginning in junior high; an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program at the high school level. Our Science, Math and Technology Academy (CSMTech) serves accepted 9th-12th grade students from around Oakland and neighboring counties, and we offer multiple Advanced Placement courses.
Rigorous, highly comprehensive curricular offerings enable our students to prepare for future success. Clarkston's reputation as an outstanding school district is well established: We have two national Blue Ribbon schools and six others have earned Michigan Exemplary Blue Ribbon school status; Clarkston was recently named as Forbes Magazine's Top Suburbs to Live Well, citing our graduation rates and class sizes; our MEAP scores and Education YES! grades are among the best in Oakland County; and last year alone, our graduates earned over $5 million in scholarships.