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6623 Roe Chandler Rd
Pinson, AL 35126

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(205) 379-3050
(205) 680-8128
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October 06, 2014
Great teacher involvement. They actually want every child to succeed!! Also the level of communication with the parents is off the chart! GO COUGARS

- submitted by a parent
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
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

- submitted by a community member
April 01, 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.

- submitted by a community member
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
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
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.

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no rating 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
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.

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February 08, 2010
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no rating February 05, 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.

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January 06, 2010
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November 23, 2009
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August 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
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.

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no rating 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
May 16, 2009
Clay Chalkville High School is a good school to be in.

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January 24, 2009
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November 30, 2008
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October 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
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.

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February 18, 2008
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January 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 30, 2007
this school is very political and every student is not treated equally

- submitted by a parent
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
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
September 07, 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.

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August 29, 2007
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August 18, 2007
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August 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
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.

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June 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
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!

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December 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
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.

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May 17, 2006
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March 06, 2006
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February 20, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2006
People who pulled their kids out of cchs, their kids are probably the cause of some stuff at cchs, im an athlete and i get in trouble just as much as anybody else, the administration is ok but they are trying to do better and make the school better. soe parents just dont give the school a chance. every school has fights and drug problems so u wont escape it where ever u plan to go. i think its a good school, the sports are good especially the girls basketball program, the coach is very discipline and doesnt put up with anything. its a good school I recomend it!

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September 25, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 15, 2005
Clay Chalkville could be an awesome school, but the administration is horrible. Students aren't allowed to be independent and have a little bit of freedom. We have been threatened with our diplomas if our relatives or our student body claps for anyone at graduation. In the future I hope the administators change, because they don't trust the students at all.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2005
I'm the parent of a sophmore at CCHS. The community is very friendly and safe. I love the area and my son has been treated very well at the school. They offer many classes, have a very nice facility, many activities to be involved in, etc. Of all the parents and students I've came in contact with, they have nothing but great things to say about the school and administrators at CCHS. Some of the posts on here seem to be from, what I feel, a few disgruntled individuals.

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July 18, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 22, 2005
This is an outstanding school. My youngest daughter graduated with a 3.70 gpa in 2000. She was a memeber of several academic clubs and organizations and competed in golf, where she was named 6A academic all-state. She also was in the marching band and her senior year the school won the 6A State Championship in football. Upon graduation, she received a partial scholarship to Jacksonvile State University and graduated in exactly 4 years with a 3.80 gpa. She is currently employed with WTTO, Channel 21. I would definitely recommend this school. CCHS has had several outstanding athletic programs, including girls' basketball and they were rated in the top 25 nationally in baseball this past season.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2005
This is a terrible school to send your children. The administration is practically never there during the day, the counsellors are outnumbered by the students by an insane amount, calls by parents to the school never get anything accomplished, and the school rules are not specific in any respect. If you want your child to do well and be able to get help from teachers, principals, assistant principals, and the like, do not sent them to Clay-Chalkville High School.

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April 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2005
If your child is not from a wealthy family and has any type learning problems then this is NOT the place for them. Please trust me and don't make the mistake of judging a place by its outward appearance.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
As a student at CCHS I can tell you and anyone can tell you that people who have problems usually create them on their own. Teachers and administration at CCHS do not pick favorites. Most of the teachers at CCHS are very involoved in their student's lives and are open to helping them with their problems. I disagree with the sports comment. I myself did not take part in school sports for 2 years and was not treated any differently than I am now that I am. Most teachers respect students that respect them first.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2005
I agree completely that athletes and students on sports teams are highly favored in this school. My daughter is learning disabled, is a sophomore, but is still barely passing because she is not getting all the help she is entitled to. We plan to move her to another school at the end of this school year. If you have a child with any disability at all, this is NOT the school for them.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
I had the displeasure of going to this pathetic so-called school for 2 years. I left after 10th grade due to family needing me. There are a few teachers that are wonderful and should go to a school that deserves them. In my class alone, over 50 students left the same year I did either to get their GED or go to a different school. Trust me, anyone that is saying good things about this school has some reason that they are buttering it up. This school has certain favorites and lets some slide as far as discipline goes. But, as long as you have money or you are on a sports team, you needn't worry about being in trouble for anything. So if your family is well-endowed financially or your child excels sportswise, this is the perfect school. Especially if you want them to get away with things.

- submitted by a former student
February 15, 2005
While a few teachers are wonderful, the administration and the counselors are just the worst. They seem to have no clue about the most effective way to deal with young adults, and forget even getting a return phone call if you have a problem. There is no excuse for the lack of professionalism from the counselors and admin. If you get a good teacher, then you can learn; if not, or if you have any sort of problem overall, you are out of luck. Needs much improvement.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
CCHS is an excellent school. Great staff, helpful counselors, friendly teachers, and numerous clubs and extracurricular activies to get involved in. Drugs are a small problem, like all schools, but it doesn't affect anybody who is not involved in them. Any problem in the school (excessive stealing, fights, drugs) was handled swiftly and effectively by the administrators. Fights are a minimum now because students are sent to alternative school instead of suspended. I am VERY offended by by the re-zoning recommendation (supposedly to 'eliminate most, if not all of the problems that the young people face at CCHS'). I guess they meant re-zoning the apts. that housed the 'other students'. These towns (Clay, Chalkville, Pinson, and Trussville) need to accept the fact that we are trying to better ourselves and need to stop running from us and making it hard for us to prosper.

- submitted by a student
January 23, 2005
I 'm A sophomore at CCHS. In my opinion i think that CCHS is on of the top schools in Alabama. But we have one of the top Chiors in the state,our football team gets better every year,we always have something going on at our school,our teachers are always there if we need help most if not all will tutor you if you sign up to come in that morning or afternoon and our Principals really care they are always out in the halls watching out for anything that might happen,they really care about what we do with our life. i think that the students really watch out for each other& have pride in our school.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2005
I extremely disagree with what everyone is saying about it being 'a great school' and 'the best in alabama'. Those who said that must be the parents of the kids who think their children are so great because they're on football or baseball or any other sport, The principals (including Mr. Shankles) pick and choose who they'll be nice to. The children who play sports always have it easier because they make the school 'look good'. Average kids have it harder in school b/c they aren't representing this school that shouldn't have ever been made. If you ask me, the whole school should be burnt to a crisp!

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2005
I was not only a student at this remarkable high school, I was also an athlete and was fortunate enough to be a part of the State Championship team. I had never heard of teachers that cared as much as the ones I was blessed to have. I am still a resident of Clay and see former teachers all the time, suprisingly, they care just as much now as they did when I was a student. I am currently a student at Wallace State, and I know in my heart I wouldnt be where I am, had it not been blessed with the teachers at Clay-Chalkville.

- submitted by a former student
December 23, 2004
I graduated from Clay Chalkville and I really enjoyed all 4 years there! The teachers and staff were all encouraging and academics were challenging. There were so many clubs and activities to choose from: sports, student council, choir, and just about everyone was involved in something. I believe that I recieved a great education from CCHS and would highly recommend attending there to any high-school student!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2004
As a college student at Auburn University, I look back on my experiences, both in and out of the classroom, and thank God for the opportunity to grow up in such a remarkable place. During my adolescent years, I was fortunate enough to have a dedicated administration and committed educators. Since my graduation in 2001, I no longer have a residents in the Clay area, but still have family and friends who do. I agree that a re-zoning of the school would eliminate most, if not all of the problems that the young people face at CCHS. I still think that Clay is the best community and environment for a child to grow up in, but if quick and decisive changes aren t made, I hate to admit it, but the Clay I remember want be the Clay your children remember.

- submitted by a former student
October 05, 2004
I'm currently a Junior(class of '06)at Clay Chalkville High and I think that it is a wonderful school, sure it has its problems,but every school does. The facutly and administation are great and race relations are continually getting better. Go Cougars!

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2004
I am not a parent. I was a student at Clay Elementary and Clay-Chalkville my whole life. Now that I look back there is not a thing that I could possibly think of to say bad about the schools. In addition, I would love to add that I am very happy that I got the chance to attend a school where the administration cared so much about what went on in the students lives. I remember my freshman year in science class having a teacher that was not just there to teach but also there to help. I will never forget that teacher for the rest of my life. He is a principal now at Clay and deserves it very much so.

- submitted by a former student
August 13, 2004
My daughter attended CCHS as a sophomore the first year the school opened and I immediately saw a difference in her drive to succeed. She went from a tolerance of school to a true enjoyment of school. She played two sports each year and kept her grades at honor roll status. My son now attends and this is his senior year. He's enjoyed his time at CCHS as well. The staff has helped instill in him the importance of planning for his own future. As for quality of education I'm very happy. My children have not had to be distracted with violence or negative environment. As far as communication with parents I am extremely impressed with e-mails and phone calls whenever needed. I reccommend CCHS to anyone looking for an all around safe, enjoyable and successful high school experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2004
I think Clay-Chalkville is a great school. I have noticed great improvement in my child's personality, leadership ability, grades and their overall being. I partially contribute this to great leadership at the school, teamwork among parents and school staff and the children themselves. I would like my child to continue on their secondary education journey at Clay.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
I disagree with the reviews below. I am a student at cchs, and it is a great school. I dont understand all the comments about fighting, there is hardly ever a fight at school. everyone knows it is an auotomatic suspension, and if you fight in the cafeteria, you are put in alternative school. I also disagrre with the comments about drugs. sure there are drugs, but no more than any other school. The difference is that the principals at clay dont hide stuff. If you are caught with drugs, you go to alternative school and you are arrested. there is one assistant principal at school that knows more about the drugs there and in the community than anyone. Believe me, the people that use drugs steer way clear of him. the school is even going to start a drug testing program next year. I think cchs is great.

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2004
I disagree. I am a student at CCHs and it is great. sure there are some drugs, like all schools. The administration does a great job of catching those who actually bring drugs to school. I know of a nearby school who hides it when they catch people. There is one assistant prin. who is like a demon when it comes to drugs, I could name him but I am not sure I am supposed to. my mom recently went to the meeting with the principal, and CCHs will be the first school in jefferson county to do drug testing. again, I think the school is great-much better than where I used to go.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2004
Like Rene, I plan to remove my child from this school. The drugs and violence are huge problems in the school that no one seems to be addressing. I only disagree with one thing that Rene said - I'm not so sure the teachers are even that effective. I hate to say that because maybe they're doing the best they can in such an environment. The B of E really needs to investigate the school leaders. Like the student who rated the school said, kids are afraid to be a 'snitch'. The school should not put kids in that kind of a position anyway. Put the adults out there to find out what's going on.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2004
I moved my child out of this school due to drugs and voilence..........the teachers were good, however the school needs to get a hold of the drug problem and fighting........

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2004
I went to cchs for 2 years and loved it I knew everyone there.the problem with drugs is bad, but you have to admit that drugs are bad at every school not just clay. claY is not just drugs they have a great school system with the teachers and everything. I just loved it and I will be going back next year

- submitted by a former student
February 23, 2004
Clay-Chalkville use to be one of the best schools in Jefferson County but we are so over crowded and problems with drugs have gotten so bad that if we don't get rezoned soon our children are going to suffer and it will be too late. Every other child in this school has to be put in the middle of drugs and racism. I think there needs to be some class to teach our children how to get along and work together and the staff needs to be made to treat these children equal.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
Great school wonderful sports program. The arts could use a little help. Much help needed with traffic flow in the mornings and afternoons. Overall great school!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
CCHS is a wonderful school and I would recomed it to anyone. As a graduate, I feel as though I was offered the very best opportunities at Clay Chalkville.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2003
Wonderful school overall, but a little too crowded. Teachers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
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Clay-Chalkville High School
6623 Roe Chandler Rd, Pinson, AL  35126
(205) 379-3050
Last modified Clay-Chalkville High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Clay-Chalkville High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 73 reviews. Top