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.
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.
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.
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.
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........
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
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.
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!
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.
Wonderful school overall, but a little too crowded. Teachers are the best!
Clay-Chalkville is one of the best schools in Alabama grade wise and in sports.
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