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From the Superintendent: We are ready for a great school year!

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Dear Clarkston Community Schools Families,

I hope you had a wonderful summer and are excited about the 2022-2023 school year. I know I’m ready, and our staff is too! 

On Monday, we start a new chapter together. This is our opportunity for a fresh start. We get to set the trajectory for the year ahead, and the direction we are heading in is powered by positivity. After the past few years, we all deserve this feeling of hope. As we move forward, we will take all we have learned during the challenging times and move forward smarter, stronger, and more resilient. 

Whether your little one is going to kindergarten or your not-so-little-one is embarking on their senior year, the best is yet to be. At Clarkston, we are going to live in the present and aim for an even brighter future. We will nurture each child, connect with them, and help them to achieve their personal best. This combined effort from all our staff defines the essence of Clarkston Community Schools. 

Our district is filled with the best in education. Some of our staff members have been with us for decades, and others are just beginning their careers with us. All of them, from school bus drivers to classroom teachers and everyone in between, are highly-qualified individuals dedicated to student success and wellbeing.

I would like to thank you for trusting us with your child(ren). I assure you that this year is going to be great!


Dr. Shawn Ryan


About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of over 7,000 students. We 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 students in grades 10-12. We also have a virtual academy, an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Clarkston Community Schools students are well-prepared for a future that excites them, and believe that they can achieve their dreams. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.

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