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Clay Intermediate Center

Public | 5-8 | 579 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted December 9, 2013

I am currently a student at Clay (8th grade) and i've completed 5th through 7th so far. The teaching is very good but the principal is ehh (it's been better for me i guess because my parents are personal friends with her). The students well most are easy to get along with. Last school year my a couple of my friends and i had a long-term fight that lasted several months, but we managed to become best friends again. You just have to pick the right people to become friends with (which isnt hard).


Posted November 13, 2013

My granddaughter was jumped by two girls on school property today, they throw her phone in a mud puddle and beat her up! The school has failed to protect her and others even though my daughter has made complaints,the school said girls will be girls, and this age is difficult. I just want to know where adult supervision is at this time? She never wants to go to school, and now this happens, they will have to drag her in the doors! So, I went on Facebook and one of her attackers has posted about this, and how she is suspended for 5 days, vacation if you ask me! My granddaughter gets beat n them vacation time?lmao


Posted July 31, 2013

I went to this school for 3 years as a student. Once you get friends, it is awesome! Yeah, it may be not as good as other schools but this place is so fun. I don't know if Mr. Morgan is still there (horrible 5th grade teacher), but it was still fun. That was the experience I had, you know every kid will have differnt experiences. The kids here are real! Not the ones that the only problem in there life is when the next season of some dramatic tv show will come out. These kids know about tough times, and it helps you out when you are in a tough time too. The pizza for lunch isn't the best around, but the fried chicken is AWESOME! I'm just thinking what to say about this place. It's a fun place to go, but as I said every kid will have a different experience. Just make sure you have some street smarts. :)


Posted July 31, 2013

[My school is ...] My daughter is going to write something about how kids can have fun at this school. Parents, please do not be led into thinking there is anything acceptable about this school. The teachers ARE WONDERFUL but they have to spend 90% of their time managing the disrespectful kids in class. I substituted in the sbcsc many days but never encountered as many "scary" kids as I did in Clay. I am a huge fan of public school. I don't believe in sheltering my kids too much. HOWEVER if you're reading reviews for schools your child has the opportunity to attend you're already overqualified to send your children to Clay I. C. You won't be happy with the clientele this school services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2013

I think that there is only one teacher that is good Mr. Schmidt because he helped me pass the istep


Posted May 17, 2013

my school is a 1 because there is mices here and the teachers poor addutide


Posted August 14, 2012

Terrible school. Its like a sanctuary for drugs, violence, and disrespectful children. Kids get in fights and are "suspended" but you see them the very next day. NO disciplinary action whatsoever towards students, and disgustingly low academic standards. Sending your child here will be one of the worst deciscions of your life. After four LONG years, I am jumping with joy that I finally am a freshman and I am out of that school. Take my word, parents.


Posted October 13, 2011

I have been told there is a new principal at Clay Middle and some very good 5th grade teachers. I would like to know if this principal is doing a better job than the previous one. This was once an excellent school. Why can't it be turned around?


Posted June 1, 2011

I visited this school and I was not impressed by it. Scores are low and students seemed unhappy, distracted, and annoyed to be there. I do not know how politicians survive in this district! I wish they can improve...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

i have 3 kids that go to clay middle and my kids keep getting bullied and nothing is getting done. this is a great school for learning but when it comes down to fighting and discipline they do nothing about it. im seriously considering tranfering my kids school. very unhappy with the way things are going when it comes to bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

I love this school! I think my Lit. Block teacher is nice :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2007

I attend Clay in the 8th grade and i am not happy with the school. There is no discipline and the principal does not take initiative to help kids or take charge of the kids who start trouble.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2006

Both of my sons attend Clay Intermediate. One is an 8th grader and the other one is new to the school. We have loved Clay since the beginning. Most of the teachers here really have a vested interest in the students. They are great at calling and letting us know when our children are not doing what they need to do. They have wonderful programs including music, art and sports. One of the best things they have is to allow all 5th and 6th graders to play basketball without trying out. This really builds the children's confidence and helps them build their knowledge of basketball. They also have a wonderful PTSO that really gets involved and plans wonderful events for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2004

I believe that the school could use a new principal. The current one does not take an active role in the school. The children are not punished for behavior problems in the same way. If a parent has a problem, he sends you to someone else instead of helping. He also states that cheerleading has no place in the school, yet talks about bringing the 5,6,7 & 8th graders together, more like a team.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 72%
Black 31% 12%
Multiracial 11% 4%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A46%
Special education 24%N/A14%
English learners 5%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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52900 Lily Road
South Bend, IN 46637
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