Clayton County Public Schools offers the best in educational programs and services for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. CCPS boasts outstanding elementary, middle, and high school programs that help produce bright, well-rounded students who are able to face the world fully prepared for college, business or other vocations. Students are offered a challenging curriculum on every grade level. The middle school curriculum includes courses in algebra, computer literacy, foreign language, and vocational programs; accompanied by a host of exploratory courses such as band, chorus, and art AND extracurricular activities, such as football, swimming, and track. The CCPS system is unique in having a fully comprehensive high school program. In addition to the general and college-preparatory course offerings, each high school offers a vocational/technical facility through the CTAE program. Additionally, every instructional classroom in Clayton County Public Schools has 21st century digital classroom equipment. Excellent facilities, outstanding Professional Learning programs, and distinguished colleagues are all reasons Clayton County is the best place to teach and learn.
- River’s Edge Elementary
- Kemp Elementary
- Kemp Primary School
- Eddie White Academy
- Lovejoy Middle School
- Lovejoy High School
Clayton State University opened in 1969 as Clayton Junior College. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia elevated the institution to baccalaureate status in 1986, to university status in 1996 and approved the present name on May 18, 2005. Clayton State University is an institution where an entire community rallies around the individual dreams and aspirations of its people, and through outstanding programs, compassionate support, and an environment that reflects 21st century business and industry. Clayton State has been recently highlighted by the establishment of the nation’s only joint state and federal archives facilities adjacent to its campus, the institution of a comprehensive strategic planning process, and the reaffirmation of the University’s accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Clayton State University is an NCAA Division II member, fielding in; men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track, men’s and women’s outdoor track, men’s golf and women’s tennis, and competing in one of the top conferences in the nation at that level – the Peach Belt Conference. The Clayton State Lakers have enjoyed much success in their 20-year history, capped in March 2011 when the women’s basketball team won the national championship by sweeping the six games of the NCAA tournament by an average of 21 points per game.
Home to numerous subdivisions, Lovejoy residents enjoy living in true southern comfort. With living options ranging from multi-dwelling households to houses varying in style and price, those seeking residence in Lovejoy can choose the home best for their family. Quality of life ordinances ensure Lovejoy neighborhoods remain clean, quiet, safe, and a great place to call home.
Leisure and Recreation
The City of Lovejoy offers a variety of leisure and recreational services and programs. In the heart of the downtown Lovejoy area, residents enjoy the blissful serenity of the Lovejoy Mayor’s Park. This three acre park features a lake, walking trail, gazebo and pavilion, perfect for a family fun day, picnic, or group outing. Next to the Mayor’s Park is the Lovejoy Community Center. Here visitors are offered an array of activities for the entire family. Every second Saturday at 9am is the free Senior Breakfast. Visitors have access to a computer lab, basketball court, and playground. Other activities include Inspirational Hour, BINGO, and Arts & Crafts. Several special events are hosted throughout the year such as Movie Night, Health Fairs, and Job Fairs. Take a stroll further down and you will find the Open Air Market. Open daily, this urban outdoor market welcomes vendors of all types- crafts, produce, antiques, and collectibles. Vendors are open for business 7am-7pm. Venture outside of the Downtown Lovejoy area to Lovejoy Road and there you will find Green Park. This park houses 2 full size basketball courts, 1 youth basketball court, a playground and picnic pavilion.
Just minutes away, residents and visitors enjoy amenities such as the Gerald Mathews Soccer Complex, the South Clayton Recreation Center, the Lovejoy Library, and the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The City of Lovejoy proudly hosts several family events throughout the year. These events give residents and visitors an opportunity to meet and speak with Lovejoy’s Mayor, Council, Police Department, and staff. Many of our local businesses are active community partners and are present at City Events such as the annual FallFest which sees thousands of participants each year. Events such as the Annual Summer Block Party Series and Christmas Party are great opportunities for business owners to give back to the community and connect with residents.
Dining & Shopping
At the Center of Lovejoy’s city limits is a burgeoning business community. The Tara Boulevard corridor offers residents and visitors several dining and shopping amenities. Whether you’re out for a fast meal or dining for a special occasion, your tastes are south of the border or a seafood feast, Lovejoy has dining options for the entire family. With several large shopping centers such as Lovejoy Commons, Lovejoy Pointe, and The Centre at Lovejoy, residents enjoy the conveniences of a multitude of retail options close to home.