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North Clayton High School

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Posted February 4, 2014

I am a current student at N. Clayton High and I'm not complaining. I like my school, honestly. The teachers are absolutely amazing and even the young teachers are willing to push us to succeed in everything we do. I absolutely loveeeee my principle because he actually takes the time to get to know all the students individually and push them to exceed their own expectations. My school gets many scholarship offers and many people can't say that. I mean of course we have our bad bunch of students, but what school doesn't? A school wouldn't be a school with out such a diverse environment of personalities. If the media keeps on talking negative things about my school into existence then, more than likely the misdirected bunch will act out. Anywhooooo, I just felt the need to say that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2013

I think that other should know that North Clayton is a good for students to go to . Its not like how people say it is, its really a good school. I like the way that the students get along, how the teachers are there to help the students when they need the help with their work. My school could improve by getting new books for each class so that we the students could receive a better education. They can also improve by getting hot water so that the students could keep their hands washed and cleaned.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2013

My school is North Clayton High School. Although others might say it is on of the worst schools in a bad school system, I believe the school has very high potential. I am a freshman this year and something my history teacher told me was that most of our books are outdated. This kind of brings a negative impact towards the results of every student's EOCT. When I found out I was attending this school I immediately thought this was a bad turning point in my future. I understand that students have to take school seriously, but when it comes down to the lack of updated resources, who is to blame? The Principal? The County? The State? It just doesn't make sense for a school with an environment that is getting better by the minute to perform so badly. This comes to my conclusion that if this school were to get $5000, it would make huge difference in my life and the lives of my peers. I don't know how much more I can stress this because everything I just wrote came for the heart. I just want the best for my school just like anybody else. I hope what I've written isn't over looked because this means the world to me. It kind of tears me up for what I've said means a lot to me and my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2013

I use to be a student there and it could of been better . You can slip in and out of that school with no problem . But other than that they have good teachers when they want to be . There were nice people i went to school with there . But everything could be better .


Posted July 27, 2013

I will be honest in saying that I was very nervous about my daughter going to N. Clayton High. Primarily because of all of the horror stories that I heard from the media as well as other people just talking. Our experience was very different after she attended her first year there. She did have a minor adjustment period. But because we were very hands on with her teachers and the schools counselor, our issues were quickly resolved. There are definitely opportunities for any child to be successful. As in any environment, you have those who are serious about success and you also have those who could care less. My personal belief is that even if the school is in the bottom of the ghetto, if you really desire to succeed, you can succeed. I'm not saying that the school is in the ghetto, I used that as an example. My daughter will be attending again this year. I'm in expectation of her having another successful year. Parental involvement and making sure that the student, teachers, and parents work together for the success of the child is the key !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

My son attends NCHS and he loves it. All schools have bad apples and they must be weeded out. For the last two years, NCHS has exceeded any other school in Clayton Cty with receiving scholarships, so they cant be that bad. They have several programs that can help each child. And parents must be involved in their child's education, whether elementary, middle or high school. NCHS has great education opportunies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2010

Great Education Oppurtunities, Overall Good enviorment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

i am a current student a North Clayton and there are many actitvies to enter and great vocational training. the only thing i disagree with is the new uniform policy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2009

I think north clayton has the best teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2008

My sister and neice graduated from this school, and now my son is entering the 9th grade. I have been very pleased with the school as a whole. I hope that they continue to improve with much success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I believe their academic programs which include the international baccalaureate scholars, offer students choices that most high schools do not have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

North Clayton is an overall good school . I am a senior here at North Clayton and i feel prepared to go out and start my life. The teachers that I have really care and tought me that my education is important and i will not get any where without one . We have made AYP in the past year and we are looking forward to making it next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2007

I am a junior at North Clayton, and i would like to say for the people who judge a book by its cover, spend a week at north clayotn so you can really see whats going on. North Clayton has one of the worst reputation but we're makin AYP......think about it( we cant be that bad)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2007

NCHS is moving in the right direction. Parents and community participation will make this the best school in Georgia. The school does not get the funding it need for administrate staff, updated technology, students music instrument, and school basic supplies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

I just moved to Ga last year and to be honest, North Clayton isn't as bad as people make it out to be. Like in all schools, there are teachers who really care and there are other who work for a paycheck. There a students who come to work hard and get an education and there are others who play around. All high schools have discipline problems. Although, I think that North Clayton has had more than its share. You really do have to take the good with the bad. I think that it's an ok school; however, it wouldn't be my primary choice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2007

Hi, I'm a freshman here at North Clayton and I'll say since I've been here there has been some chaos. First of all some teachers really care about the kids and try to help but most don't even try. This school has over 600 freshmen and that's a problem. My bus was over crowded until November because there wasn't enough seats for everybody so the last two stops had to stand up and my stop was the last one. So that was a problem but not anymore for my bus but it took them to long to find a solution. This year we went through 4 principals before Christmas break. The after school activities are ok even though I'm not in any, but there isn't a lot of them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2006

I have been to the school on 3 occasions. I have noticed a caotic enviorment in the office area. Very harsh not warm and comforting. I felt unwelcomed when visiting the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

They are worried about the kids wearing long shirts thats 3 inchs pass the waist, although the ruled book states something different but there s more the boys shirt can not be above the waist line nether I think GA has a lot of things to change in the school system and tackle the real issues that affect learning.' Not if your shirts to long . A student
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2006

As A Student Of North Clayton High I personally feel that North Clayton has improved over the years but still have along way too go. There are many great teachers there but there are also teachers there who hate there job and does care about the students learing process. For any parent looking to enroll there child in this school I say Keep looking its not worth it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2006

The shcool is what the staff, children and parents have made it out to be regardless of participation it is still an excellent school. The choices to learn is up to that individual student with the necessary encouragement of the parent(s). I would especially like to give Dr. Manning two thumbs up because he is truly a wonderful principal who has been an influential disciplinary authority as well as a mentor to my children. Just like in the olden days--there is a new sheriff in town. There has been good and bad experiences but more good than bad. I was sad to hear that Dr. Manning would be leaving but happy for his due promotion however upon speaking to him he assured me that he would still be a part of NCHS. VRG Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

209 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

207 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
42%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
23%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • James Wilburn
Fax number
  • (770) 994-4038

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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College Park, GA 30349
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