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Clayton Middle

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Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014

My son went to this school in the 1990's, I remember it as a child friendly school which applied just amount of discipline and prepared my child for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

Hi world how are you I'm a student and I hate school lol Trololololololololol troll


Posted May 16, 2013

Clayton Middle is still a small-town school with increasing focus on academic rigor. They are making efforts to increase the technology availability for students. My child comes home and talks about things he learned that day. It's the biggest sign that he's learning, in my opinion. Teachers are very supportive in helping out with the usual organization problems with a pre-teen. My son says 'the teachers are fun' and I see the principal engaged with the kids. Parents are encouraged to be involved, with many opportunities for family activities. Their library is old and needs a refresher. They don't do many research projects which does worry me about his high school preparedness. They have a fantastic band and moderate sports teams. Overall, it's a good, safe community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

this school is the worst school ever!!!! the students are the meanest ever the teachers dont do ANYTHING when kids get bullied they stand there and join in or laugh. the Principe dose the same he/she tries to help but nothing works also i was bullied ever since i got there in 6th grade and i only been there for 2yrs then i left to the most wonderful middle school i have ever been to is four oaks middle the people are nice. but at Clayton middle the teachers give u so much work and expects your child to finish it with the 20min time period or it is for hw which takes longer like a couple of times i finish my hw at 12 to 1 a clock in the morning and the teacher yells at you for falling asleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted April 21, 2010

I think it is an all around great school. Great leadership, great staff, great support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

I luv this skool so much! i just graduated and let me say, clayton middle has done so much for me! the teachjers and principle try to help, and trust me......They do! i had a big rough patch and my teachers helped me through it and i came out with all a's and b's! everyone in my algebra class got a 90 or above on our high school eoc! sports and clubs always win competitions. This school is the best to go to and has the best principal ever! he makes school fun! we got to tape him to a wall, and leave the school to go bowling as a reward! this is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2008

I have been a parent at CMS for the past 5 years and cannot say enough great things about everyone who works there. From the Cafeteria to our wonderful Principal, there is none better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

My daughter has done so well her first year at CMS! She has a 98 average for the year! Her teachers are fabulous. I already had a son go through here as well and had excellent grades too1
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I don't believe that this school puts students needs above educators needs. Unfortunately, my family has had nothing but grief since my child entered this school and school system. Due to the lack of unions this school system has a lower pay scale and benefits that do no compare to those states with union reps. From our experience this school is wrapped around the 'good ole boys' mentality and would rather cover their mistakes up or blame others then take responsibility and own to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

I am very thankful that my child is attending Clayton Middle. I couldn't ask for a better school. The teacher's are easy to work with and make themself available. The Principle demonstrates a positive leadership and role model for the children. What he expects is clearly understood by both parent and child. This is definately a school to brag about and one more reason that makes you proud to live in Johnston County (Clayton). Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

This is the best middle school in the clayton area. The teachers are great and the principal is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

Our son has thrived at Clayton Middle! Top Administration/Teachers across the board! He will go on to Clayton High in the fall and because of the great teachers & staff, he is more then ready!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2004

My child is doing very well at this school.This school has Academic Banquet here in this school is to honor those students who get a 94.5 or greater average and I think it's great! This school has been awarded with 4 consecutive years as school of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2004

I believe that the teachers at Clayton Middle School are very dedicated. I have volunteered at this school many times and I feel that the faculty and staff love working there.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial25%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial67%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students61%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial42%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students41%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted94%

Reading

All Students59%
Female65%
Male53%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial75%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students47%
Female48%
Male45%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial43%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted95%

Reading

All Students52%
Female59%
Male45%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students59%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically gifted89%

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial71%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled students72%
Limited English proficiency36%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students67%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 52%
Black 20% 26%
Hispanic 18% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Stephen Baker
Fax number
  • (919) 553-6978

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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