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Clayton High School

Public | 9-12 | 113 students

 
 

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Posted September 5, 2009

I've found the Clayton Schools to be excellent, especially for the size. I have children in both the high school and elementary, and have found their teaching staff to be friendly, professional, and great at what they do. I also find that when I have a concern, they address it immediately (and I'm an admitted critic of the public school system). There's the typical small-town politics stuff that gets in the way at times, but I recognize that's nearly impossible to avoid in any small school. (Which is why I only gave four stars instead of five.) Also, for the size of this school, the extra-curricular programs are great. The music program is strong and has a talented staff leading it. The athletic programs are just as great. I'm very happy that my children go to Clayton schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

It is alright, until you get into about 8 grade, then they stop teaching...
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2007

This school provides a nurturing environment wherein all the students and staff interact to produce a safe and secure learning experience for all students. Because of its small size all the students are encouraged to participate in numerous extracirricular activities which helps to integrate newer students into the student body. Homecoming festivities include all the students in this small school, from K-12. Older students provide mentoring to younger students and the school supports the Kinship program for students who desire or need a big brother/big sister. The Arts program is superb and Clayton usually carries the hardware out of the multi-school competitions. The Music programs are limited because of the size of the school, but more individual attention is given to those who participate. The Clayton school teaches respect for self and for others and provides the students with a sense of community and security.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2004

I go to Clayton, and I have 2 words for ya: Horrible!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2004

The educational opportunities at Clayton are minimal at best. Most children are instructed below-grade level and teachers are not provided with necessary teaching tools. Discipline and structure are lax. Although there are some good teachers here, the over-all quality of instruction is poor. Children who leave to attend public education find themselves well below level and many are retained or put in remedial courses. Teacher morale is low because of really low pay and lack of any positive feedback from the administration. Priorities are not uniform and too much time is spent off task in some classrooms. For the at-risk child that needs nuturing, there are caretakers on this campus but the real need of smaller classrooms is not provided. Teachers cannot meet the real needs of the children because of this. This is not a school for any child seeking to advance his academics. God have mercy on Clayton.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students61%
Female73%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students32%
Female36%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant32%

Science

All Students65%
Female63%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female73%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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, not Hispanic 91% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 7% 10%
Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 21%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 84%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 14%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 96%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Clayton, WI 54004
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