Clay International Academy

Summary:

Clay International Academy is an elementary school serving grades PK-8 in South Bend, Indiana, which is part of the South Bend Community School Corporation. The school has seen a decline in its student racial makeup, with the percentage of white students dropping from 46.4% in 2020-2021 to 39.58% in 2022-2023. Additionally, the school has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 54.9% to 69.35% over the past three years.

Clay International Academy consistently underperforms compared to the South Bend Community School Corporation and the state of Indiana in ILEARN test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, only 20.25% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 20.01% for the district and 39.7-43.8% for the state. In math, only 11.9% of students were proficient or better, compared to 15.27% for the district and 31.4-53.1% for the state. The school has also struggled with high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 11.5% to 40% over the past three years, which is significantly higher than the state average.

When comparing Clay International Academy to other nearby schools in the South Bend Community School Corporation, such as Kennedy Academy, it becomes clear that Clay International Academy is an outlier in terms of academic performance and other key metrics. The high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Clay International Academy suggests that the school serves a predominantly low-income population, which likely plays a significant role in the school's academic performance and other challenges.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 52900 Lily Rd
       South Bend, IN  46637


(574) 393-4300

District: South Bend Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
828th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,843 Help


Students who attend Clay International Academy usually attend:

Middle:    LaSalle Academy
High:    Clay High School
    Rise Up Academy at Eggleston

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  571

Racial breakdown:

White:
39.6%
African American:
28.0%
Hispanic:
16.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69.4% Help


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Compare Details Clay International Academy ranks worse than 81.9% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks 6th among 16 ranked elementary schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.34. (See more...)
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Compare Details Clay International Academy ranks worse than 82.2% of middle schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.07. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Clay International Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (39.6%), African American (28%), Hispanic (16.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 69.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clay International Academy is 13.7, which is the 8th best among 16 elementary schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clay International Academy is $14,843, which is the 8th highest among 16 elementary schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Clay International Academy was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Clay International Academy 402nd of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Clay International Academy in the ranking list.)

South Bend Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks South Bend Community School Corp 307th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Clay International Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 13.09 913th 1031 11.4%
2021 20.48 807th 1016 20.6%
2022 24.59 782nd 1020 23.3%
2023 18.34 833rd 1016 18.0%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Clay International Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 39.53 154th 222 30.6%
2005 40.50 270th 370 27.0%
2006 22.68 328th 375 12.5%
2007 40.48 285th 382 25.4%
2008 37.90 297th 392 24.2%
2009 33.05 332nd 423 21.5%
2010 47.27 272nd 428 36.4%
2011 34.39 358th 451 20.6%
2012 29.89 369th 447 17.4%
2013 22.45 386th 444 13.1%
2014 14.56 423rd 470 10.0%
2015 20.72 405th 485 16.5%
2016 17.40 425th 494 14.0%
2017 12.57 418th 472 11.4%
2018 11.55 428th 473 9.5%
2019 10.59 426th 470 9.4%
2021 11.06 434th 483 10.1%
2022 17.06 409th 490 16.5%
2023 18.07 403rd 489 17.6%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Clay International Academy Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Clay International Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 393 157 21 15 1 n/a n/a 0 587
1989 406 174 22 15 3 n/a n/a 0 620
1990 384 169 23 26 2 n/a n/a 0 604
1991 380 183 29 32 1 n/a n/a 0 625
1992 357 218 24 35 9 n/a n/a 0 643
1993 416 247 24 36 2 n/a n/a 0 725
1994 419 243 24 60 4 n/a n/a 0 750
1995 406 219 22 61 8 n/a n/a 0 716
1996 406 219 22 61 8 n/a n/a 0 716
1997 375 190 31 53 7 n/a n/a 0 656
1998 353 220 34 60 6 n/a n/a 0 673
1999 365 225 22 44 7 n/a n/a 0 663
2000 348 227 16 38 5 n/a n/a 0 634
2001 354 230 21 57 2 n/a n/a 0 664
2002 336 225 12 43 4 n/a n/a 0 620
2003 336 225 12 43 4 n/a n/a 0 620
2004 491 225 14 26 6 n/a n/a 0 762
2005 452 235 10 20 10 n/a n/a 0 727
2006 415 232 16 21 13 n/a n/a 0 697
2007 359 210 10 27 12 n/a n/a 30 648
2008 346 162 10 30 10 n/a n/a 49 607
2009 373 164 12 28 6 n/a n/a 43 626
2010 351 144 8 27 3 n/a n/a 54 587
2011 364 163 14 35 4 0 46 0 626
2012 314 177 13 40 5 0 48 0 597
2013 283 181 13 35 6 0 61 0 579
2014 244 189 7 35 7 0 47 0 529
2015 218 172 6 35 6 1 43 0 481
2016 198 157 4 35 4 1 37 0 436
2017 177 137 4 50 5 0 35 0 408
2018 180 163 4 50 5 0 31 0 433
2019 172 146 5 54 2 0 48 0 427
2020 179 121 6 59 3 0 42 0 410
2021 219 122 5 67 3 0 56 0 472
2022 221 127 0 79 2 0 61 0 490
2023 226 160 1 96 1 0 87 0 571

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 International Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 587 46.4 12.6 24.2
1989 620 38.4 16.1 21.8
1990 604 40.5 14.9 25.7
1991 625 40.2 15.5 28.5
1992 643 n/a n/a 35
1993 725 42.6 17.0 40.6
1994 750 46.6 16.1 33.5
1995 716 42.5 16.8 39.4
1996 716 42.5 16.8 39.4
1997 656 39.9 16.4 37.5
1998 673 42.2 15.9 42.3
1999 663 43.2 15.3 48
2000 634 41.9 15.1 45.7
2001 664 47.4 14.0 54.8
2002 620 44.3 14.0 50.5
2003 620 44.3 14.0 50.5
2004 762 48.1 15.8 47
2005 727 50.0 14.5 53.9
2006 697 45.6 15.3 54.8
2007 648 n/a n/a 57.8
2008 607 43.4 14.0 58.6
2009 626 43.4 14.4 61.1
2010 587 39.3 14.9 65.9
2011 626 36.3 17.2 67.6
2012 597 43.6 13.6 65.2
2013 579 31.0 18.6 71.7
2014 529 28.6 18.4 76.6
2015 481 16.0 30.0 76.3
2016 436 25.0 17.4 74.5
2017 408 26.4 15.4 71.8
2018 433 31.0 13.9 72.3
2019 427 25.4 16.8 70.3
2020 410 25.0 16.4 66.1
2021 472 25.0 18.8 62.1
2022 490 43.8 11.1 54.9
2023 571 41.4 13.7 69.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Clay International Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 587 46.4 12.6 24.2
1989 620 38.4 16.1 21.8
1990 604 40.5 14.9 25.7
1991 625 40.2 15.5 28.5
1992 643 n/a n/a 35
1993 725 42.6 17.0 40.6
1994 750 46.6 16.1 33.5
1995 716 42.5 16.8 39.4
1996 716 42.5 16.8 39.4
1997 656 39.9 16.4 37.5
1998 673 42.2 15.9 42.3
1999 663 43.2 15.3 48
2000 634 41.9 15.1 45.7
2001 664 47.4 14.0 54.8
2002 620 44.3 14.0 50.5
2003 620 44.3 14.0 50.5
2004 762 48.1 15.8 47
2005 727 50.0 14.5 53.9
2006 697 45.6 15.3 54.8
2007 648 n/a n/a 57.8
2008 607 43.4 14.0 58.6
2009 626 43.4 14.4 61.1
2010 587 39.3 14.9 65.9
2011 626 36.3 17.2 67.6
2012 597 43.6 13.6 65.2
2013 579 31.0 18.6 71.7
2014 529 28.6 18.4 76.6
2015 481 16.0 30.0 76.3
2016 436 25.0 17.4 74.5
2017 408 26.4 15.4 71.8
2018 433 31.0 13.9 72.3
2019 427 25.4 16.8 70.3
2020 410 25.0 16.4 66.1
2021 472 25.0 18.8 62.1
2022 490 43.8 11.1 54.9
2023 571 41.4 13.7 69.4

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 International Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $604 (5.5%) $10,317 (94.5%) $10,921
2020 $775 (6.6%) $10,914 (93.4%) $11,689
2021 $1,201 (10.3%) $10,485 (89.7%) $11,686
2022 $2,898 (19.5%) $11,945 (80.5%) $14,843

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Clay International Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 913th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 833rd of 1016 Elementary schools
 6.6%
Ranks 426th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 403rd of 489 Middle schools
 8.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clay International Academy)5220.8
 31.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)2518.4
 6.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Clay International Academy)6020.8
 39.2%
   3rd Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)32.923.5
 9.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Clay International Academy)12.520.6
 8.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)21.617.6
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Clay International Academy)33.323.5
 9.8%
   4th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)25.318.7
 6.6%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Clay International Academy)16.723.5
 6.8%
   4th Grade Science (South Bend Community School Corp)20.516.5
 4%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Clay International Academy)2017.4
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)2018.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Clay International Academy)106.5
 3.5%
   5th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)19.514.6
 5%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Clay International Academy)27.50
 27.5%
   5th Grade Social Studies (South Bend Community School Corp)19.316.3
 3%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Clay International Academy)11.821.6
 9.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)2019.3
 0.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Clay International Academy)15.118.2
 3.1%
   6th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)18.213.7
 4.5%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Clay International Academy)15.222.7
 7.5%
   6th Grade Science (South Bend Community School Corp)21.419.5
 1.9%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Clay International Academy)19.521.7
 2.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)24.621.4
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Clay International Academy)138.7
 4.3%
   7th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)18.710.7
 8%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Clay International Academy)36.118.4
 17.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)29.824.8
 5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Clay International Academy)22.22.3
 19.9%
   8th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)18.89.8
 9%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students427571
 33.7%
African American146160
 9.6%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian51
 80%
Hispanic5496
 77.8%
Pacific Islander00
White172226
 31.4%
Two or More Races4887
 81.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.3%69.4%
 0.9%


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Students who attend Clay International Academy usually go on to attend:

Middle : LaSalle Academy
High : Clay High School
High : Rise Up Academy at Eggleston

In the 2022-23 school year, 571 students attended Clay International Academy.

Clay International Academy ranks in the bottom 18.1% of Indiana elementary schools.

Students at Clay International Academy are 40% White, 28% African American, 17% Hispanic, 15% Two or more races.


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