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Clay-Chalkville High School

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Posted Friday, August 29, 2014

The Jefferson county School System does not offer a program for High IQ students. Yet, I am a parent that pays taxes and have freedom of speech.....isn't this "leaving a child behind?????" The "no child left behind program" is structured to put all IQ's in one pot. Period. We left this "system" so that our student can truly soar at the speed desired. Eating my words....I said I would NEVER homeschool. It is totally awesome!!!! We will have a High School graduate at age 15. If your child needs more time, this is awesome!! I have a friend that has a student needing extra time. This has caused her child to increase scores since it is based on the pace you need. Soar at your own pace!!! Leave the "system."!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2014

As far as academics go, this school could care less, even though they have good teachers. The only thing that this school cares about is Football. Rather than add more capacity to the school, they made a turf field for football. If you are an amazing football athlete this school is for you. If you are looking for a good education experience go find another school. I do understand that the new turf was trying to get people involved in school activities, but you go to school for education


Posted April 1, 2013

If you have a learning disability like dyslexia or ADHD, I would not recommend this school. Discrimination, is just one of the many issues. Also, children with hearing and physical impairments are treated as second class citizens. PS: Get ready for lockdowns, this seems to happen every month.


Posted March 15, 2013

This school USED to be a great school but now its overcrowded and sucks. The staffs great they do the best they can with little help from the school board, (the school sends the to the board for stealing, bullying etc.. The board sends them back a week later). There is alot of bullying and stealing and things like that going on that nobody seems to know how to deal with so its swept under the rug and continues to happen. This has become one of those schools that you just dont want to send your child to. Again the school staff is great the education is good but its hard to learn anything in the type of situations you have to deal with there. Until the school board becomes stricter and takes these situations seriously this school will continue to go down hill. FOOTBALL IS NOT THE ONLY THING THAT SHOULD IMPORTANT TO CCHS .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

This school is known for one of the greatest football teams ever. But as far as the envirement, people are rude to each other and to teachers, there is ALOT of drug usuge, vulgar language and/or harrassment, and having to be here 5 days a week makes it miserable. The learning envirement is okay but I've seen better. This school needs alot of improvement. I've been here for about a year now, and I just hope this school will get better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2011

As far as the learning, Clay-Chalkville Highschool is a great school. But some of the people that go there make the school look bad. There's a great deal of drug usage there. And it's also a little racist. Not the teachers, but some of the students. But Clay is an overall good school. They have great teachers and you learn a lot. The football team is not half bad either! I enjoy going to Clay Chalkville High. I learned a lot and will continue to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2010

I loved this school until my oldest was a freshman there. I started hearing stories about the drug usage, the drug testing etc. I started watching the people much more closely that my son was around. You would not believe how many times children have been caught with marijuana, much less tobacco products. The new thing now is prescriptions. They really need to get a handle on this situation. As parents, we can only watch them when we around them. They go to school and should be safe there. I really do not understand how the level of narcotics passes through those doors everyday. Its absolutely heartbreaking!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

I attended this school graduated in 2007. Overall this is a great school for academic, athletic, and musical. It has it share of drug issues and fight as do most if not all high schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2010

Clay Chalkville is by far the best school that i have been to. Even though, I go to Spain Park now, the leadership and learning experience is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2009

My son is going into the 11th grade at CCHS and he really enjoys teh school. I have had no problems to deal with, but I have contacted his teachers and principal on a few occasion and they were more than willing to assist me. I couldn't ask for a better learning environment for my son and I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

Clay Chalkville in my opinion is a great school. besides the lack of discipline the school has a great choir ,and band ,teachers are the top in the state,and parents are very involved. But if I could change some things they would be more stricter teachers and administrators and to keep a close eye on drugs coming into the school but other than that i would really recommend this school for your student
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2009

Clay Chalkville High School is a good school to be in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2008

I went to Clay-Chalkville High School after being out of public schools for eight years. It only took a few weeks there for me to realize that I was lucky to go to one of the best schools in the state. I think the administration does a fantastic job dealing the upwards of 1300 kids each year, especially considereing the fact that there are only four of them. I think the problem with the other students who have posted hateful messages on here is that they think the school is supposed to be babying them when really, at any school, you have to care about your own future and education. I was not an athlete or a wealthy Clay resident and I am an honors student at Auburn University now. IF your child in willing to make some effort in their own education,they will be fine at Clay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

this school is very political and every student is not treated equally
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

Excellent School. Great place for a kid who plays any type of sports. Great for intellectual extracurriclulars. Awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Great administration and teachers! Students are given individuatlized help when needed. County does a disservice by not rezoning. It is overcrowded because the county refuses to place kids in a school closer to their residence. For that reason, it is not where it has been or could be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

Its a great school-but you can't do anything about the county over-running it with all these out side kids from no child left behind and those that are no way zoned in. over crowded-yes! whats sad is this school wasn't where it is now 5 years ago. they just keep pilling them up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

CCHS is a nice school. It's has good variety and great teachers. But the students are real mean and you can get lost easily. A lot of students here get sterotyped and I would reccomend a smaller school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2007

I believe that CCHS is a wonderful school, the administration problems have been taken care of and the athletic program is great. The only thing that I would suggest is more parent and community involvement. there are few activities in which the parents participate in. overall the school is lovely and I am looking forward to a promising 2007-2008 school year and football season! Go Cougars!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2006

CCHS is rebounding after having poor leadership for a few years. The new adminstration is wonderful. Laney and Coleman are the best things to happen CCHS in a while. Mrs. Cobb is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

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In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

321 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

321 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

320 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

257 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

320 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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61%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

301 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education90%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty99%

Language

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education27%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty61%
Non-poverty85%

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education50%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty76%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education37%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty93%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Special education14%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Poverty47%
Non-poverty70%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%

Language

All Students96%
Female99%
Male92%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education74%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty97%

Math

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible99%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education89%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty99%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education79%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education68%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 50% 34%
White 46% 58%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Steve Laney
Fax number
  • (205) 680-8128

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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