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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Henry Clay High School is a top rated, public school located in Lexington, KY. It has 2,390 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
2100 Fontaine Rd
Lexington, KY 40502
Telephone
(859) 381-3423
Website

Henry Clay High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1310
76 responses
Average ACT
27
496 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,013
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,000
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
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  • Football games
    26%
  • Prom
    24%
  • Basketball
    17%
  • Senior Benefit
    11%
  • Talent Show
    7%
  • Track & Field Meets
    6%
  • The HC Ultimate Frisbee Alumni games, Old vs New
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,390
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,434
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,652/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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Henry Clay is overall a great school. Many students usually develop one or two close relationships with teachers, creating a comfortable atmosphere. The teachers generally care about the students and their success. Henry Clay has many sports, clubs, and activities available to all students. The major downside to Henry Clay is it's very "clique"-oriented and one has to, in a way, try to fit in. Otherwise, the administration cares very much about the students safety and well-being. Awesome school to be apart of!
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Excellent school, great speech and debate team, wonderful teachers! Counselors are helpful and knowledgeable, great sports programs. Opportunities for AP classes. Great chorus program.
Henry Clay is the best school I could have. Sure, it's not perfect, but I do feel that all my teachers personally care about us and want us to do well. Henry Clay has a wide variety of course options and tries to meet their students needs. There are a couple of teachers who have been less than perfect, but they are a small minority. Henry Clay also is very diverse and gives students many way to be involved in extracurricular activites. I still hope to see some improvements in student voice and student input in school decision-making, but overall, Henry Clay is an excellent school.