Small Town Schools * Small Town Values * Endless Possibilities
Clinton Community Schools Achievements
Accomplishments and Distinctions
The district has actively worked to reduce class size over the past eight years so that the present average class size at the elementary school is 21.3.
• Clinton boasts of cohesive and dedicated teachers, support staff, and administrators who truly care about the students they serve.
• The district is known for the excellent education it provides as is noted by the fact that 214 students have chosen the district to be their district of “choice."
• Our small class size offers an environment where students are known by the teachers. This allows our teachers and support staff the opportunity to easily identify the needs and talents of all of our students.
• Clinton students and teachers have been involved in our county Japanese teacher/student exchange program for the past twelve years and this program continues to provide students in all grade levels with information regarding Japan and its culture.
• Graduation rates are consistently in excess of 93.2%.
• Clinton students presently attend two colleges/universities and two junior colleges under our dual enrollment program. There are also students who are part of the Michigan Virtual University on-line program and the E2020 on-line program taking courses in a variety of areas and over 50 students who attend the county vocational/technical center.
• There are presently seven (7) academic placement (AP) classes offered at the high school.
• Over 65% of our graduates go on to post-secondary educational institutions.
• Numerous programs to increase and improve reading abilities include Accelerated Reader, Chapter I, and Students and Mentors In a Learning Environment (SMILE)
• A variety of special education programs are available for qualified students both in our district and in our county.
• Music and art education are taught at all grade levels.
• With all of the advancements in education and technology the district refuses to remain stagnant but would rather be proactive in the area of “lifelong” learning for all of our staff by consistently providing professional development through district sponsored activities as well as curriculum and individual specific workshops and conferences.
Extra Curricular Offerings
• There is NO participation fee for sports or other extra-curricular offerings
• Many of the music and athletic programs have been very successful at the state level.
• In addition to participation in instrumental music beginning at fifth grade, students are also afforded the opportunity to participate in theatrical productions during their middle school and high school years.
• Athletes have access to an on-site athletic trainer at practices and games throughout the entire school year.
• Students at all levels participate in numerous academic related field trips.
• Middle school students have the opportunity to participate on nine (9) different athletic teams.
• There are 22 athletic teams at the high school.
Facilities and Resources
The Board of Education has invested in excess of $1.5 million in the past seven years for the purchase and use of technology. In fact, there are over 280 computers in the district with access to the internet. Students have access to a computer lab at the elementary school, two labs at the middle schools and two computer labs at the high school. In addition to computer labs in each building, each classroom has at least one computer.
There are three school buildings in the district (K-5, 6-8, 9-12). Football/track facility, baseball field, softball field, and soccer field are the awe of those who visit our school.
• The strength of the school system is exemplified by the numerous parents and community members who volunteer in the classrooms and school buildings over the course of the year. In the past fifteen years we have never had less than 200 volunteers in any given year.
• Parent/Teacher Conferences at the elementary and middle school regularly boast of over 97% of parents in attendance.
Initiatives and Developments
• An 8.355 bond issue passed in December 1999 by a 6-1 margin allowed the district to add nine classrooms, additional restrooms, and cafeteria/gymnasium at the elementary school. In addition major renovations at the elementary and middle school buildings provided improved lighting, heating, and energy conservation measures. The entire elementary and portions of the middle school were equipped with air conditioning.