All School Buildings are Closed Monday, March 16, 2020, through Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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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 approximately 1,600 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
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Our Buildings May Be Closed, but Learning Never Stops!
We are excited to welcome our teachers back to school (virtually, of course) on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, for professional development.  Together, we are ecstatic to welcome students to online learning on Wednesday, April 1, 2020!  More information to come!   
Continuity of Education
McGuffey School District is developing a continuity of education plan.  We will be providing updated information as soon as possible.  Thank you. 
Committee & Regular School Board Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 Cancelled

In an effort to decrease and hopefully prevent the spread of COVID-19 without limiting public access and participation, the committee and regular school board meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, are cancelled. 
McGuffey School District Closed for Two Weeks
Due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, McGuffey School District will be closed from March 16, 2020, through March 29, 2020.  At that time, we will reassess the situation, in consultation with the department of health, PDE, and Governor to determine whether additional closures are necessary.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.  Please exercise extra safety measures with your family as we implement social distancing in an effort to preserve the health and well-being of our children, colleagues, and community.  Click HERE to access the letter sent home with all children on Friday, March 13, 2020. 
The August 2019 Focus is now available electronically!
The August 2019 Focus is now available electronically!  Paper copies are being mailed to all district residents.  
McGuffey Administration Offices
90 McGuffey Drive
Claysville, PA 15323
Phone (724) 948-3731
Fax (724) 948-3769
Upcoming Events
Make-Up Day
Thu Apr 9 2020
Good Friday - No School
Fri Apr 10 2020
Make-Up Day
Mon Apr 13 2020
PSSA English Language Arts (Grades 3-8)
Mon Apr 20 2020
to Fri Apr 24 2020

PSSA Mathematics, Science & Make-ups (Grades 3-8)
Mon Apr 27 2020
to Fri May 1 2020

Make-Up Day
Fri May 8 2020
Spring Keystone Exams
Mon May 11 2020
to Fri May 22 2020

Memorial Day - No School
Mon May 25 2020
Real Estate Tax Payments
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