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Clarksville is the place to be for a great education

One of the many reasons families are discovering that Clarksville, Indiana

is the place to be is the quality of our local school systems and the access to higher education options. Parents can take comfort in knowing that whether their children have an interest in academics, the arts, technical areas or athletics, they’ll find a comfortable place on a success journey that begins here.

CLARKSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has received “A” ratings from the Indiana Department of Education for student academic growth. Serving students in preschool through 4th grade, CES offers the complete traditional curriculum along with complete physical education, music, art, and technology programs.

CLARKSVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL serves 5th through 8th graders with age-appropriate core curriculum classes, as well as classes in subjects such as Spanish, physical education, visual art, music, band, choir, technology and drama. Students have the opportunity to get a jump on high school by taking credit-earning classes in algebra, world languages and technology. Extracurricular activities include student council, honor society, football, volleyball, cheerleading, tennis, cross-country, track and basketball.

CLARKSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AND RENAISSANCE ACADEMY serves high school students with both traditional academic programming and career and technical (CTE) classes, preparing them for the future, whether their plans include higher education, the military, a trade, or the workforce. The school offers dual-credit courses through Ivy Tech Sellersburg and Indiana University, as well as a full array of extracurricular programs in athletics, the arts and others. Nearly 91 percent of students graduate (well above Indiana’s average) and 28 percent of a recent class qualified for Honors diplomas.

OUR LADY OF PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL is a private parochial school serving 16 Roman Catholic parishes and offering a diverse liberal arts course of study with a strong focus on college preparation and advanced dual credit coursework. OLPHS recently achieved a 100 percent graduation rate, with 82 percent of students earning Honors diplomas.

CAREER TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION is available locally through several Indiana-based institutions, including Ivy Tech Community College in nearby Sellersburg and Purdue Polytechnic in neighboring New Albany. In addition, Clarksville residents can qualify for in-state tuition at University of Louisville as well as Jefferson Community and Technical College in downtown Louisville. Want to stay in-state? You can pursue an affordable and fully accredited undergraduate or master’s degree from Indiana University by attending their satellite school Indiana University Southeast in nearby New Albany.


Clarksville Community Schools
Providence High School
Ivy Tech Community College
University of Louisville
IU Southeast
Purdue Polytechnic