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490 Guy Road
Clayton, NC 27520

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(919) 553-5811
(919) 553-6978
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February 09, 2015
I have to say that I was not sure what to think at first before we started here because I had heard some mixed reviews about the high school around the corner. I will say though that we have been fine here and had no problems and kids have been nice. Some of the teachers have some tough expectations which is a good thing. We have been pleased and the new principal is indeed awesome.

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September 26, 2014
Great school! The new principle is AWESOME!!! We are very happy with the atmosphere at CMS!

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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.

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September 12, 2013
Hi world how are you I'm a student and I hate school lol Trololololololololol troll

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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.

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April 02, 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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April 21, 2010
I think it is an all around great school. Great leadership, great staff, great support.

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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

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

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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

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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.

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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!

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March 10, 2008
This is the best middle school in the clayton area. The teachers are great and the principal is the best.

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March 07, 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!

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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.

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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.

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Clayton Middle
490 Guy Road, Clayton, NC  27520
(919) 553-5811
Last modified Clayton Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Clayton Middle Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top