Clay Middle School

Public 6-8

 5150 E 126th St
       Carmel, IN  46033


(317) 844-7251

District: Carmel Clay Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
11th of 480 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,844 Help

Students who attend Clay Middle School usually attend:

High:    Carmel High School

Feeder schools for Clay Middle School:

Elementary:    Forest Dale Elementary School
    Prairie Trace Elementary School
    Woodbrook Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.4
Number of students:  1,314

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.3%
Asian:
11.6%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Clay Middle School ranks better than 97.7% of middle schools in Indiana. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the Carmel Clay Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.28. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.3%), Asian (11.6%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clay Middle School is 17.4, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Carmel Clay Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clay Middle School is $9,844. 1 middle schools in the Carmel Clay Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Clay Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Clay Middle School 11th of 480 Indiana public middle schools. (See Clay Middle School in the ranking list.)

Carmel Clay Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Carmel Clay Schools 5th of 361 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Clay Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 93.78 2nd 222 99.1%
2005 94.00 5th 370 98.6%
2006 95.11 2nd 375 99.5%
2007 94.69 3rd 382 99.2%
2008 95.40 3rd 392 99.2%
2009 96.37 1st 423 99.8%
2010 93.62 5th 428 98.8%
2011 92.46 6th 451 98.7%
2012 91.35 9th 447 98.0%
2013 90.85 8th 444 98.2%
2014 89.07 10th 470 97.9%
2015 95.39 7th 485 98.6%
2016 91.88 11th 494 97.8%
2017 93.54 13th 472 97.2%
2018 94.13 9th 473 98.1%
2019 96.03 8th 470 98.3%
2021 96.32 10th 483 97.9%
2022 96.28 11th 480 97.7%

Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Clay Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1108 1 9 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1128
1989 1167 1 21 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1205
1990 1193 6 20 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1222
1991 1190 4 26 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1236
1992 1262 7 37 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1315
1993 1265 10 40 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1325
1994 1347 9 46 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1412
1995 1102 8 33 8 1 n/a n/a 0 1152
1996 1102 8 33 8 1 n/a n/a 0 1152
1997 1108 10 41 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1167
1998 1133 10 43 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1196
1999 1140 12 47 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1209
2000 1160 11 57 15 2 n/a n/a 0 1245
2001 1222 17 82 12 2 n/a n/a 0 1335
2002 1408 20 113 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1554
2003 1408 20 113 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1554
2004 1440 28 94 14 1 n/a n/a 0 1577
2005 951 27 88 21 1 n/a n/a 0 1088
2006 985 32 89 13 1 n/a n/a 0 1120
2007 967 33 107 15 1 n/a n/a 32 1155
2008 982 35 110 14 1 n/a n/a 40 1182
2009 953 38 122 17 1 n/a n/a 41 1172
2010 973 25 127 20 1 n/a n/a 43 1189
2011 986 31 124 26 1 5 58 0 1231
2012 946 41 133 32 2 5 57 0 1216
2013 929 33 142 35 1 5 55 0 1200
2014 933 33 145 35 2 5 56 0 1209
2015 947 36 143 28 1 4 74 0 1233
2016 1002 42 138 30 1 5 88 0 1306
2017 1072 44 149 30 0 6 89 0 1390
2018 1011 38 162 40 1 8 76 0 1336
2019 1045 32 160 46 0 8 81 0 1372
2020 1002 25 157 43 0 5 80 0 1312
2021 1003 32 153 52 0 1 73 0 1314

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Clay Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1128 69.2 16.3 0.1
1989 1205 70.2 17.1 0.2
1990 1222 69.7 17.5 0.6
1991 1236 71.7 17.2 0.4
1992 1315 70.5 18.6 0.3
1993 1325 56.5 23.5 0.3
1994 1412 72.2 19.6 0.4
1995 1152 62.9 18.3 0.3
1996 1152 62.9 18.3 0.3
1997 1167 67.5 17.3 0.4
1998 1196 68.6 17.4 0.5
1999 1209 70.1 17.2 0.5
2000 1245 74.2 16.8 0.4
2001 1335 76.9 17.4 0.6
2002 1554 82.8 18.8 1
2003 1554 82.8 18.8 1
2004 1577 83.0 19.0 1.3
2005 1088 58.5 18.6 4.6
2006 1120 65.0 17.2 4.8
2007 1155 n/a n/a 4.2
2008 1182 67.0 17.6 4.5
2009 1172 70.2 16.7 5.3
2010 1189 60.5 19.6 7.8
2011 1231 67.6 18.2 9.3
2012 1216 65.1 18.6 10.6
2013 1200 68.2 17.5 10.3
2014 1209 66.2 18.2 9.8
2015 1233 62.0 19.8 10.3
2016 1306 67.0 19.4 9.4
2017 1390 69.9 19.8 9.3
2018 1336 70.5 18.9 10.3
2019 1372 73.2 18.7 10.8
2020 1312 71.6 18.3 10.6
2021 1314 75.1 17.4 11

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Clay Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1128 69.2 16.3 0.1
1989 1205 70.2 17.1 0.2
1990 1222 69.7 17.5 0.6
1991 1236 71.7 17.2 0.4
1992 1315 70.5 18.6 0.3
1993 1325 56.5 23.5 0.3
1994 1412 72.2 19.6 0.4
1995 1152 62.9 18.3 0.3
1996 1152 62.9 18.3 0.3
1997 1167 67.5 17.3 0.4
1998 1196 68.6 17.4 0.5
1999 1209 70.1 17.2 0.5
2000 1245 74.2 16.8 0.4
2001 1335 76.9 17.4 0.6
2002 1554 82.8 18.8 1
2003 1554 82.8 18.8 1
2004 1577 83.0 19.0 1.3
2005 1088 58.5 18.6 4.6
2006 1120 65.0 17.2 4.8
2007 1155 n/a n/a 4.2
2008 1182 67.0 17.6 4.5
2009 1172 70.2 16.7 5.3
2010 1189 60.5 19.6 7.8
2011 1231 67.6 18.2 9.3
2012 1216 65.1 18.6 10.6
2013 1200 68.2 17.5 10.3
2014 1209 66.2 18.2 9.8
2015 1233 62.0 19.8 10.3
2016 1306 67.0 19.4 9.4
2017 1390 69.9 19.8 9.3
2018 1336 70.5 18.9 10.3
2019 1372 73.2 18.7 10.8
2020 1312 71.6 18.3 10.6
2021 1314 75.1 17.4 11

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Clay Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $151 (1.7%) $8,762 (98.3%) $8,912
2020 $276 (2.8%) $9,567 (97.2%) $9,844

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Clay Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 8th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 11th of 480 Middle schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Clay Middle School)77.763.6
 14.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Carmel Clay Schools)78.465.4
 13%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.839
 8.8%
6th Grade Math (Clay Middle School)72.963.1
 9.8%
   6th Grade Math (Carmel Clay Schools)77.465.8
 11.6%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.435.5
 10.9%
6th Grade Science (Clay Middle School)81.770.6
 11.1%
   6th Grade Science (Carmel Clay Schools)83.472.2
 11.2%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.8
 9.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Clay Middle School)75.263.6
 11.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Carmel Clay Schools)79.168
 11.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.742.4
 7.3%
7th Grade Math (Clay Middle School)67.162.3
 4.8%
   7th Grade Math (Carmel Clay Schools)70.162
 8.1%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4231.9
 10.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Clay Middle School)78.970.5
 8.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Carmel Clay Schools)79.871.3
 8.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.1
 7.6%
8th Grade Math (Clay Middle School)64.253.6
 10.6%
   8th Grade Math (Carmel Clay Schools)67.256.3
 10.9%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3829.8
 8.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students13721314
 4.2%
African American3232
American Indian00
Asian160153
 4.4%
Hispanic4652
 13%
Pacific Islander81
 87.5%
White10451003
 4%
Two or More Races8173
 9.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.8%11%
 0.2%




Frequently Asked Questions about Clay Middle School

Yes! Clay Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 11th of 480 Indiana middle schools.

In the 2020-21 school year, 1,314 students attended Clay Middle School.

Students at Clay Middle School are 76% White, 12% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 2% African American.

Students who attend Clay Middle School usually go on to attend Carmel High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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