Administration Offices
90 McGuffey Drive Claysville, PA 15323
Phone (724) 948-3731 | Fax (724) 948-3769
Success through Excellence
McGuffey School District is a public school system located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The School District is composed of four schools: McGuffey High School, McGuffey Middle School, Claysville Elementary, and Joe Walker Elementary.

The McGuffey school colors are navy blue and gold. "Highlanders" has been adopted as the official school nickname. Current enrollment is 1,764 students. The district is named after William Holmes McGuffey, who wrote a series of Eclectic Readers and was a famous and revolutionary educator. McGuffey School District covers an area of approximately 198 square miles sparsely populated by 12,480 people in 4,949 households.

Mission Statement
In a cooperative effort with the community, the mission of the McGuffey School District is to be an educational leader by enabling students to reach their full potential through the acquisition and application of knowledge and life skills.
District News
2017 Focus
The 2017 Focus Newsletter is now available in digital format. Physical copies will be mailed to all residents in our community. 
You may view or download the 2017 Focus Newsletter: Click Here.

Trilingual? A Dr. Seuss Classic in Three Languages!
On Monday, March 27, 2017, Dr. Kolat, Dr. Jacob, and Ms. Van Fossan enjoyed a visit to Mrs. Crouse's First Grade Class, where they read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish in English, French, and Spanish. Students have been "traveling the world" with Mrs. Crouse, who continues to stamp their learning passports. Keep up the great work, First Grade!  
Something Fishy - McGuffey School District Starts Aquaponics Program

When you walk into the greenhouse behind Joe Walker Elementary School in South Franklin Township, you’re greeted by a 110-gallon tank filled with 27 large tilapia.   

Next to the tank are long troughs covered by dozens of “rafts” on which a variety of greens, including parsley, rosemary and cabbage, are sprouting.

The tanks and the troughs, and the fish and the plants, are all connected by a complex pipe system.

The water from the fish tank is pumped through an irrigation system to feed and water the plants, which float on Styrofoam beds. The plants filter the water, which the fish fertilize with their waste, and the clean water is pumped back into the fish habitat.

The plants can’t live without the fish, and the fish can’t live without the plants.

Welcome to McGuffey School District’s aquaponics greenhouse, where students get hands-on experience in the future of sustainable farming.  

RAC Art Projects Appearing throughout Washington County
On Wednesday May 18, 2016, the Rural Arts Collaborative of Washington County will be holding an event at Citizens Library, 55 South College St. Washington, PA 15301, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the works of students from several schools in Washington County. Funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the Rural Arts Collaborative (RAC) was formed to work with schools by placing teaching artists in classrooms with teachers and students, enhancing and supporting the arts education curricula in each school, and ultimately placing artwork created by students throughout the area. Washington High School, Park Elementary, Clark Alternative School, McGuffey Middle School, and McGuffey High School were the schools participating in this phase of the project.  
McGuffey Students: Full STEAM Ahead
 On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, nine students, accompanied by teachers and administrators, shared their STEAM learning experiences at the AIU3 STEAM Showcase, held at the IBEW Circuit & Conference Center, in Pittsburgh, PA. As the recipient of a 2014-2015 STEAM Grant, funded by the Benedum and Grable Foundations, the District was invited to share their "Learning Is 3D" experiences with area educators. McGuffey STEAM Embassadors included the following: Tesla Baker, Christian Clutter, Italo Deluca, Anna Ferraro, Lauren Hoge, C.J. King, Sydney Pochiba, Sabrina Rutan, and Colin Walters. 
McGuffey Administration Offices
90 McGuffey Drive
Claysville, PA 15323
Phone (724) 948-3731
Fax (724) 948-3769
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