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Clay County High School

Public | 9-12 | 602 students

 

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Posted January 12, 2014

Clay High is not one of the best schools. We do not have many classes to choose from and the hallways are usually covered in squished bugs. There really needs to be improvement on the staff as well as the students for the school to be better. I also believe that the money that the school is putting towards things that do not involve education should change. Buying iPads that no one can use is useless and having flat screen 70-80" televisions are useless as well. The school also has a problem with cliques, bullying, favoritism, racism and homophobic remarks. I have a feeling by the time I graduate this year and go to college in the fall, I will have learned a lot less than other students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2013

Personally I don't think that Clay is that great. I have gone to Clay all my school life. I've always disliked it due to favoritism, homophobic remarks, bullying, cliches, and just the overall feeling I get being there. I don't feel safe there. No amount of safety precautions will because my issue if bullying. Start from the inside out, to be truly safe,Clay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2009

My kids have attended Clay County schools since they started school, I had the choice of Nicholas, Clay or Fayette and have never been disappointed. CCHS has been a wonderful experience for my son. No there aren't an abundance of extra-curricular activities, but there are things that can interest anyone. It's a small school with small classes where the teachers have time to work with each student. It's a safe school where students don't have to be in fear. I love it and am proud of my CCHS student!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

I am satisfied with the rating I've given this school. I feel with the attention given my son, especially in vo ag, has been very good. The teachers, the principal, Mr. Dobbins, the bus driver, and Mr. Caudill, have been super nice. It is very much appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I am an alumni. I graduated from CCHS in 2007. I feel that the school done a wonderful job. Mr. Dobins, the principal, does a good job leading the school. All of the teachers seem to care about there students. I still regularly talk with some of my teachers, because they were friends as well as educators. This school offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities. They have various athletic teams, vocational competitions, and achedemic competitions. Now that I am attending college, I feel that CCHS prepares students as well as any school represented at my current institution of higher learning. I am in the pharmacy program. During my freshman year of college I had not been presented with any material that was not covered at CCHS. My course load included 100 level general classes as well as 300 level medical classes. Overall I feel that CCHS is a great Highschool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2008

I attended CCHS and felt VERY unprepared when I went to college. There was so much that I was not taught at CCHS that students from other school already knew. I wish that I had been able to attend another school that was better at preparing their college bound students. I was an A student at CCHS and struggled to pass my college classes. I guess even 'Mickey Mouse' teachers can teach the higher level classes. I feel like I have a 'Mickey Mouse' diploma from CCHS. Stay away from that school if you have any choice at all. You will be better prepared for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2006

I went to school here from 3rd till 10th grade then moved to New Jersey with my family finished high school and collage there,I wish I could have stayed in scool there..bigger does not mean better..the teachers there gave me my firm foundation and skills that when I started school in New Jersey I was able to not only keep up with but was able to excell. I may not have gone as far in life other wise. Jim Stockwell
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 11, 2006

Clay County High School is a wonderful school.This school takes time to talk to students and parents whenever they have a problem and takes steps to reslove the problem.they also takes time to help the children to help them understand the work given.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

As a graduated of the school, I would have to agree with the comments from July 2005 . While at CCH, I was exposed to other schools during my Junior and Senior years, and they were much more advanced in their studies than what I had been exposed to at CCH. As an A/B student I barely passed with a D at the other schools. The only thing that CCH had that the others did not was safety. I never feared from my person while at CCH. My husband and I would love for our children attend to CCH, but we also want them to have more opportunities than what we were offered while attending. With that being said I do not believe our children will go to CCH. We want them to know that there is more in the world than just the safety of the Mountains.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 24, 2005

Clay County High School is a typical back woods educational situation. I was happy to be able to move my child to Kanawha County Schools so that they could get a more well-rounded education. Programs are limited at CCHS, scheduling is difficult, and often there is favoritism in the classroom. It is a very clickish school both in the faculty and the student body. And with any small, rural school situation, good teachers are hard to find due to lower saleries and lack of incentives. I know that my child will achieve far greater success in Kanawha County Schools. I would strongly suggest that anyone who lives in an area where they can choose which county to send their child to, they should stay away from Clay County Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

My Daughter went to Nicholas Co. Schools through grades k-5,and was having difficulties in math. then my husband and I placed her in Clay Co. Middle School. She began to want to do homework, and couldn't wait to go to school the next day. she loved her teachers, and immediatly began to make friends. She is now 16 years old, and ia a Sophomore there, I couldn't express to you the knowledge she has gained, and can probably tell you anything you want about Algebra. I would highly reccomend Clay County Schools to any parent who wants their child to get the best education possible!! I LOVE CLAY COUNTY SCHOOLS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2004

I love for my daughter to go to Clay County High School. She learns alot from the school. The school is so great. I hope it stays this great for years to come. She loves the teachers there and every class in there. My daughter really loves the High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

I believe that this school is the best school that I have ever seen. It is a National School of Excellence and it is an overall wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


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 41% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
57%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
45%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities39%

Reading

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities42%

Science

All Students19%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Title I19%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities21%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia 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: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities30%

Reading

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities35%

Social Studies

All Students26%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia 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: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities42%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia 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: West Virginia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 92%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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1 Panther Dr
Clay, WV 25043
Phone: (304) 587-4226

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