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Media Guidelines

Clarkston Community Schools welcomes members of the media into our schools and strives to provide the most accurate and timely information available.

Interview REQUESTS

Please contact Marketing Director Mary Ellen Rowe at 248.623.5460 or via e-mail at if you’d like to arrange an interview Clarkston Schools educators, administrators, or Board members.

Filming on Campus

If you would like to visit a school or the district office, please contact Marketing Director Mary Ellen Rowe at 248.623.5460 or via e-mail at Please be prepared to outline the nature of your request and a few dates and times that work with your schedule.

Photographing Students and Staff

Some students choose not to be photographed. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows students and parents to opt out of the release of certain information about students, including photographs, and Clarkston Community Schools operates in compliance with this law. Before we can allow anyone to take photos, video and/or quotes from our students, a school administrator or the Marketing Director must confirm.


Mary Ellen Rowe, Marketing Director
P: 248.623.5460

About Clarkston Community Schools

Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 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 an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.