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About Clinton High School

Clinton High, the only secondary school in the Clinton City Schools District, is located in the heart of Sampson County in Southeastern North Carolina. The community is a small urban trade center for a large rural agribusiness economy. The population is approximately 8,756. Clinton High School is a comprehensive high school with a wide variety of courses and programs - 162 courses in 14 major disciplines. More than 60% of Clinton High Schools graduates attend four-year colleges or universities and 85% attend post-secondary institutions. Clinton High School operates on a concentrated block schedule in which students take four 90-minutes classes per day each semester. Therefore, students may earn a total of eight full credits during a school year. Honors and Advanced Placement courses, as well as career-technical education courses, are offered in many areas to prepare the students to reach their goals in life. The Renaissance Program is an integral part of Clinton High School. It is a strong partnership which exists among the school, businesses and the community and is a commitment to make Clinton High School a center of academics. The Renaissance Program gets results - over 325 students are recognized for their academic successes at each six weeks school-wide assembly. Students who score at levels 3 and 4 under the State ABC's Program are given awards and other incentives.

Principal's Corner

The faculty and staff of Clinton High School welcome you to the home of the Dark Horses. Located in beautiful Clinton, NC, Clinton High School strives to provide our students a sound and quality education based on traditional values. Our challenge is to prepare every student to be college and career ready, and we are dedicated to maximizing the potential of each and every student entrusted into our care.

Offering a diverse curriculum, the Clinton High School staff believes that it is important to provide personalized instruction that meets the needs of each student. We also believe that it is important to create a safe and orderly environment where students will enjoy learning and develop a positive self-image of themselves. Through our partnership with Sampson Community College, we are able to offer college credit course work which equips our students with the tools necessary to be successful as they continue their education and careers after high school. A community school, Clinton High School receives unparalleled support from parents, local businesses, alumni, and friends of the school. Without such support, we could not offer the academic opportunities that we do at Clinton High School.

Stressing academic success, moral character, community involvement, and family, our faculty and staff believe in the whole student concept. Not only do we want our students to be great scholars, but we want them to be great 21st century citizens, able to compete in a global economy. To accomplish this, we offer a greater number of co-curricular activities than schools much larger in size than we are. Our Technology Student Association, Army JROTC, Future Farmers of America, Beta Club, and athletic teams have won multiple awards and are indicative of the emphasis that we put on our student's persistent journey in the pursuit of excellence. If you are a current Dark Horse parent or student, welcome back.

If you are new to the area and looking for a school that seeks to maximize your potential, then contact our office for more information,

Let's have our best year ever, and Go Horses,

Dr. Steven Miller


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