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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Clay High School is a public school located in Portsmouth, OH. It has 170 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
About Clay High School...
Address
44 Clay High St
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Telephone
(740) 354-6644
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
36 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$51,635
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$664
National
$949
Median Home Value
$86,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
170
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,418
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.6%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,146/ year
National
$12,239
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I loved the small class sizes because it made it easier to connect with peers and teachers. I felt well prepared for college in a larger city upon graduating due to the advanced placement courses and the teachers who oversaw them. The school has a difficult grading system and the teachers and faculty push students to try harder, do better, and make a good life for themselves upon graduating. Along with being a small school comes a lot of drama because everyone knows everyone's business. I knew of many bullying incidents while attending the high school that were not taken seriously because the head faculty of the district liked to play favorites. Keep in mind, drama is everywhere and it takes a village to fix those issues which I think the community of Rosemount and Rubyville are very capable of doing.
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My experience at Clay High School has been great with a few ups and downs like all students have. But Clay High has made me stand up to the big kids, learn to do things on my own without my parents help, and most of all made me the person I am today. If it wasn't for Clay I would've never been who I am today and there is nothing I'd change about myself or the school.
Clay is a school where everyone knows each other. Volunteerism is very high and everyone is treated as family. School climate is very positive and academic driven. Support by the community is very high. Because it is a small school, it is like attending a private school for free.