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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Clayton High School is an above average, public school located in Clayton, NC. It has 1,647 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

Clayton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1120
221 responses
Average ACT
24
174 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$59,338
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,069
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
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  • Prom
    19%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • The pep rally or playing rival games
    12%
  • All sports
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spring musical
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,647
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,469
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,610/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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As a student at Clayton High School, it has been a wonderful experience. The opportunities that are given are phenomenal! News is constantly given out and the student body is high in school spirit. Every once in a while you can see principle, Bennett Jones, going through the hallways giving out food to his staff and truly making a positive impact on the school. For my parents, they receive a lot of information weekly. Calls are made to my home reguarding the week and what is ahead. The use of social media to also announce things is another way to keep my parents ‘in the loop.’ Overall, Clayton High School is wonderful and you have to make sure that you live with the moment not through it!
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My experience in Clayton High School thus far has been greatly enjoyable and highly educational. There are numerous possible organizations and clubs to participate with/for, and the staff are strict yet fair. The face of the prestigious school, Mr. Bennett Jones, is a charismatic figurehead with a diplomatic persona and a multitude of virtuous characteristics that leave his accomplishments and person engraved in your mind. In my opinion, these attributes alone would be enough to place Clayton High School into a position of heavy consideration above a plethora of other high schools.
Clayton High school so far has been a unique experience. I have only just moved here but the people are nice and the education is advantageous. The students are dedicated to not only the teachers but also the principal. The football games are loud but the bleachers are full of cheering students, teachers and parents. The community's involvement in the schools events is not only impressive but full of dedication. My teachers show that they truly care about their students. They make sure you on task and give full explanations about the work they give you, and why it is important. For the most part, this school has been one of my favorites.