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Town Facts:

- Clayton Chamber of Commerce

Newcomers to Clayton will find a variety of housing communities to visit when searching for a home. Clayton features several real estate styles, ranging from the traditional in the heart of town to flourishing golf course communities with award-winning architecture.


The following list of service offices and telephone numbers will help newcomers settle into life in Clayton:

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Student achievement in the Johnston County Schools ranks within the top 20 percent of North Carolina school districts. The district is comprised of 36 schools, including a center for academically and intellectually talented elementary students and a Middle College High School that offers students a dual enrollment in community college. Johnston County Schools has more than 27,000 students and 3,800 employees.

Clayton area schools are among the best within the county. They include West Clayton Elementary, East Clayton Elementary, Cooper Elementary, Riverwood Elementary and River Dell Elementary schools serving grades K-5; Clayton Middle School, Riverwood Middle School, and Cleveland Middle School serving grades 6-8; and Clayton High School and West Johnston High School serving grades 9-12. All schools are accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges.

- Clayton Chamber of Commerce