An excellent school with a caring staff. The AP courses are challenging with teachers that are willing help. The student body has its clicks, but doesn't every school. The technology is great with 1 to 1 movement and the teachers use it. My son loves it.
Clay High School is an excellent school with many options. Anywhere for AP to Career and Tech to the Arts. The teachers love their field and it shows in their teaching. Clay has a very up to date building. The junior high has iPads and the high school will be getting them in 2014/2015. As a student I am very happy with the school and also appreciate the way they prepare us for college. I would recommend it highly!
The teachers do not help students who need more one on one with certain areas they are studying. The sports programs are very expensive and even if your child makes the teams does not guarantee they will play but you still have to pay for them to sit the bench. If you are family or friends with someone that coaches though your child will start every game. So if you have a child who is good at sports and wants to start you might want to consider your options, if I would have known this five years ago I would have sent my children to another school.
Clay is an excellant school with teachers that do really care about their students. In response to previous post, new gym was built around 1990, and football uniforms are bought by the athletic boosters. Parent involvement is what you make of it, some parents are very involved and some could care less.
My daughter is a junior and has been there since she was a freshman. She loves going to school everyday. I have had very good experiences all 3 years with the teachers and staff, they are very helpful with her education.
Clay has underfunded its academic program yet puts much emphasis on football and basketball. I was a student there and they could not afford to purchase textbooks for those of us in an AP Calculus course yet had plenty to buy the football team new uniforms and build a new gym. 12 students with need for higher level math could not get text books for under $100 each but the rest of this was possible at the same time. What is wrong with this picture. You be the judge and investigate before choosing this school.
Clay High School seems to have its priorities mixed up. The vocational career and tech programs are better than those found in most schools, and the sports programs rarely complain about being underfunded. The college prep track lacks maturity and many of the arts programs are stretched thin with respect to resources. Clay offers only four AP classes: English, Calculus, American History, and Chemistry. As a result, any students wishing to apply to upper tier schools are automatically at a disadvantage to students at other schools that offer a more diverse AP program. Clay High School, overall, is an alright school. It has great vocational programs and great sports but isn't the best place to take your child if he is planning on attending a serious college.
I think that clay is a great school, even some of the students dont like it but i think its an auson school. The staff is great the food could be a little better but its ok. So over all clay high school is a great school.