South Carroll County Special School District is located on the southern boundary of Carroll County in West Tennessee. The district is located just east of Highway 22 in the city limits of Clarksburg. We enjoy the advantages of a rural community but are conveniently located approximately five minutes from Interstate Forty. Our small school setting is unique and enjoys close community involvement in school events and activities. The district office and Clarksburg School (Pre K-12) are housed in one building. The district supports approximately 400 students.
Prior to 1954 the school was a part of the Carroll County School System. The first high school graduating class was in 1920 with only one graduate, Arlene Joyner. The county building deteriorated and was condemned in 1954. At this time, a special school district was formed encompassing the communities of Clarksburg, Concord, Westport, Yuma and the surrounding area including a portion of Natchez Trace State Park and the newly constructed Carroll County Thousand Acre Lake. A bond issue was passed and a new building housing classrooms was built. A new gym, cafeteria, and elementary classrooms were added later. Two new classrooms, a new library, administrative offices, and other improvements were completed in August 2002. In the 2006 – 2007 school year a new playground was built and the old one taken down to make room for a new gymnasium. In the fall of 2008 we expanded our cafeteria. In 2009 our new athletic facility was completed, including a new gymnasium, baseball field and softball field.
South Carroll County Special School District consistently scores at or above state averages in most areas of school accountability measures. The school teachers are all highly qualified in the subject areas in which they teach. Students in grades kindergarten through eight participate in proven methods of learning. High school students participate in a curriculum designed to prepare students to enter college, technical training or the workforce.
South Carroll County Special School District/Clarksburg School is a progressive school always striving to improve education opportunities for students.