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Clayton High School

Public | 9-12 | 848 students

 
 

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Posted August 13, 2012

I I have had 2 kids graduate from CHS, and another is finishing up this year. The strength of the school is in its teachers - and they are simply fantastic. They truly care about the kids, and are fascinating people in their own right who go out of their way to create a special learning environment or go the extra mile for a student. They have been mentors for my children. The arts programs are also spectacular. With the new addition that opened up last year, Clayton HIgh School is world-class, IMHO. And no, my kids don't wear Prada to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

This is an amazing school. Anyone who whines about not being happy because they do not feel popular is missing the point. There are few schools that have the resources to give students the level of attention that they receive at CHS. When applying to college, a C from CHS can outweigh an A at a most other schools.... if all you want is a pretty A at the top of a HS report card, go elsewhere. If you want your kids to be prepared to achieve beyond high school, you will be happy. All kids do not have the monetary resources to go to Harvard, but with the more rigorous standards at CHS, the focus on achievement, and the spectacular reputation that this school has EARNED among high level universities, your child will have a better chance at a full ride scholarship. I attended CHS and was far better prepared than any of my colleagues to face the challenges of university and career. My poor grades in Math translated to A+s in every college math course I took. I watch peers take and retake certification tests now while I score top 10% on my first try every time. Thank you CHS. P.S. In 10 years, you won t care who liked you and who didn t in high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2011

Clayton High School most socially alienating school I've ever attended. If your father is not a doctor, and you don't dress in Armani or Prada and don't have a Blackberry or iPhone, you're somewhat ignored. Students have bad attitudes and foul mouths and *MOST* of the teachers, not all, are lacking in helping students. I met a few nice people there, but overall my experience was less than satisfactory. The education I received was good, but not great. The students happen to have high test scores, but overall I found that a lot of the students in my classes had very poor grades, which should not be tolerated by teachers or parents. (But it was). Not a great experience, Clayton High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2011

The school itself is very good but there are issues for those that do not have lots of money in terms of social structure and opportunities for students. Everything is not always equal and money plays a huge role in this community and school. Parents can also be surprisingly not very engaged in the lives of their children. Hard place to fit in for the kids who are not upper class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

My child attends Clayton High School and I disagree with the other parent reviews. Administrators are not always helpful (i.e. do not communicate with parents as they should). Most children do not attend Harvard so a high school should meet the needs of all children regardless of their academic/emotional/sociale-conomic status.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

An amazing school. My daughter went here through her senior year and now she is going to Harvard on a full scholarship. It is amazing what this school can do to children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

This school is outstanding. It offers great support and help to those who need it but also provides a positive working experienece for those wishing to excel in certain areas. Languages, clubs and sports are key to this school and more than 98% of the student body participates.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
64%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students76%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilities23%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students80%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Free or reduced-price lunch46%
Students with disabilities38%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students82%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Free or reduced-price lunch58%
Students with disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students88%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
Students with disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students73%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilities38%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students78%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunch60%
Students with disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students74%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White84%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilities32%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 74%
Black 22% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Mark Twain Circle
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 854-6600

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