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Archie Clayton Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 570 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 15, 2013

Top leadership! Top teachers! GT Magnet ROCKS! Bruce Meissner has raised the bar at Clayton. My student participates in the GT (GATE, Accelerated Learner) magnet program. It is outstanding because of the teaching quality. Best quote of the year: "Mom, I'm actually good at Math." (thanx Ms. Jenny Salls) from my daughter that hated it all through elementary. She transferred in from another school zone to attend the GT magnet and it was the best decision. Her self-confidence has soared. Yes, the school appearance isn't sparkly and new like others in the district but the heart is solid 24k gold. Go Buffalos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2012

After having spent time/gas and money to take my grandson $ to buy a Clayton School sweatshirt the staff in the office was very helpful and promised me that my grandson would be told that his order had been placed by his grandma (nani) and that the "cash" insisted upon would be given along with the order form to the teacher in charge of this particular project. Come to find out my grandson was NEVER TOLD THAT I PD FOR HIS SWEATSHIRT & the order had been placed 3 days before it was due!! This school leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to cash only projects! good thing I insisted on a receipt!!


Posted December 14, 2011

I love this middle school. After moving to a different school zone, we had to enroll my son in Clayton instead of Swope where all his grade school friends are going. At first he was very disappointed in having to change to a different school zone and having to make new friends. But now I think it is the best middle school in Reno; my son loves it, is super motivated, and his friends at the other school are not as happy with their middle school experience as my son is. Clayton has a special way of motivating kids and keeping them excited about learning. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

This school is the best middle school I have enrolled my daughter in. She used to bring me C's and D's but now she brings me A's and B's. The teachers are great and the students are respectful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

After transferring from another middle school I as a parent have been deeply disappointed in Clayton. Some of the teachers appear angry dissatisfied burned-out or incompetent. My strong intelligent healthy daughter has become tainted and is learning not to achieve to her best ability. Get it together Clayton these are our future leaders, teachers, and clergy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

it is an awesome school it made me love school! we had so much fun but still learned what we needed to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2008

This school has a strange way of helping students stay positive. Maybe instead of running them off and not taking the time to listen to them they might actually want to be part of school events and play school sports. It's really sad when you actually have a good student that ends up being pushed from staying on the right track.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

244 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female66%
Male71%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian75%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities75%
Students with limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial78%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian84%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch58%
Full price87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities79%
Students with limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian55%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch41%
Full price56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities52%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male61%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian77%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch60%
Full price77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities73%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
Black/African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian74%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch47%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 39%
Hispanic 36% 39%
Asian 8% 6%
Black 5% 10%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Reno, NV 89503
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