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."!!
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
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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!