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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Clayton High School is a top rated, public school located in Clayton, MO. It has 867 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
#1 Mark Twain Circle
Clayton, MO 63105
Telephone
(314) 854-6600

Clayton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1330
80 responses
Average ACT
29
278 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$91,531
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,168
National
$949
Median Home Value
$590,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • I love the pep rally!
    22%
  • Dances
    15%
  • Sporting Events
    15%
  • Senior Prom
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Peppers
    7%
  • Diversity in cultural activities
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
867
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,807
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$23,490/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Clayton High School Reviews

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Clayton is a wonderful school. The environment is conducive to promoting positive learning experiences. The family support(s) and resources are always available.
The students are very welcoming, constantly sharing their knowledge of educational experiences and showing team building spirit!
The school is recognized for achieving state standards, diversity , positive school culture, and college readiness programs.
Clayton high school is the best school chosen by many! And always a good choice of schools to attend.
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While all publics schools have a lacking education system and ineffective teaching methods, Clayton High School is still a comparatively very good school with a diverse, progressive and open community. One issue Clayton notoriously has, however, is an expectation to do 'everything;' to be an average student is to be in at least one sport, multiple honors or APs, and to be striving for Ivy league colleges for careers as doctors and lawyers- and that's just an average student. Clayton students have far more pressure on them than other schools, but at the same time the school itself is fantastic.
Has very high academic standards. From my perspective as a junior, everyone here is depressed and anxious and feels a lot of pressure because of the competitive culture of the school. The administration is aware of this but it's still a big problem. A lot of one-up-ing and no one feels good enough. There is a lot of pressure to take all honors and AP classes, especially in science and math. Basically it has a very good reputation because of the high average GPA and the high graduation rate, but at the cost of the student's mental health. If you are thinking about sending your kid here, keep this in mind.