School Information


    PHONE: (919) 550-2700
    FAX: (919) 553-2920


    Cleveland Elementary School
    10225 Cleveland Road
    Clayton, NC 27520


    From Raleigh, take I-40 East toward Smithfield. Take Highway 42 West. (Exit 312) Travel 1/2 mile on Highway 42 West. Turn left on Cleveland Road. Travel Cleveland Road about 2 miles. Cleveland Elementary will be on right.

    From Clayton, take Highway 42 West. Travel approximately 6 miles. Turn left at the intersection of Highway 42 and Cornwallis Rd. Continue on Cornwallis Road until you reach the intersection of Cleveland Road. Turn left on Cleveland Road. Cleveland Elementary will be on the right.

    From Smithfield, take Highway 210. Merge right onto Cleveland Road. Travel approximately 10 miles. Cleveland Elementary will on the left.

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Bell Schedule

  • Daily Schedule

    8:20 School Opens
    8:45 First Bell rings
    8:50 Tardy Bell rings
    9:30 - 10:15 Third Grade Planning
    10:20 - 11:05 Kindergarten Planning
    11:10 - 11:55 Second Grade Planning
    12:00 - 1:05 Specialist Lunch/Planning
    1:10 - 1:55 Fourth Grade Planning
    2:00 - 2:45 First Grade Planning
    2:50 - 3:35 Fifth Grade Planning
    3:35 - 4:05 Carpool/Daycare Van and Bus dismissal

    After School Care Program 3:35 - 6:00 pm
    (contact the office for registration information)

School History

  • History of the Building
    written by Mary Nell Ferguson, former Principal

    In 1992, the students at the Cleveland K-8 school were divided into an elementary (K-5) and a middle (6-8) school to reside on the same campus of the old Cleveland School. There were two principals, Mary Nell Ferguson, for the elementary school and Elias Sanders for the middle school. In 1994, the elementary students moved to their new school while the middle school students remained on the old campus. The new school opened with 777 K-5 students.

    During the next two years, the school grew and Wing E was added to the school in 1996. By 1997, the school had grown to almost 1300 students. There were 17 mobile units used for classrooms. In the fall of 1998, students and staff were divided and McGee's Elementary School was started.

    In the fall of 2000, Polenta Elementary School was opened. Due to continued growth in this part of Johnston County, the new school received students from our school, West Clayton, and McGee's.

    Due to the continued growth in the Western part of the county, West View Elementary was opened and Cleveland Elementary students and staff were once again divided.