Office of the Superintendent
350 East Clinton Street, Clayton NJ 08312 

Nikolaos C. Koutsogiannis                                                                Phone:            856-881-8700
Superintendent of Schools                                                                 Fax:               856-863-8196 

The Clayton Public School District is pleased to announce its new strategic plan, “Forward 2021:  In Pursuit of Excellence.” Developing Forward 2021 was a true collaborative effort that documented multiple community workshops, focus group sessions, survey questions, and comments. The process began in Fall 2017 with a collection of stakeholder input from current community leaders, parents, students, members of the Clayton Board of Education, District administration, teachers, and staff.


In Spring of 2018, a planning committee was formed to create a strategic plan in response to the primary stakeholder priorities. Forward 2021 includes a mission, vision, theory of action, goals, metrics, and core values driven by research and best practices.  The strategic planning committee utilized extensive data gathering to gain an understanding of the strengths and needs of the District from the perspective of the internal and external constituents.  The collected data was used to set forth a purposeful plan that is directed towards establishing higher standards for the District.


Forward 2021 holds the District accountable to measureable goals that will drive student success now and in the future.  The identified goal metrics are a combination of qualitative, quantitative, and perception data. The achievement of this plan will continue to rest on the collaborative process within the District and among community partners.  


Forward 2021 Strategic Plan Goals:

  • Goal 1: Provide professional development opportunities to address the instructional needs of staff and students.

  • Goal 2: Provide professional development opportunities to address the instructional needs of staff and students.

  • Goal 3: Provide technology to staff and students to support curriculum and programs to increase student achievement.

  • Goal 4: Foster a healthy, safe, and supportive learning environment for all staff and students.

  • Goal 5: Foster positive community relations through active engagement and effective communication.