Clay County Schools


The Clay County Schools district in West Virginia consists of 6 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The district's schools generally perform below the state average in proficiency rates for mathematics, English language arts, and science, with the high school's proficiency rates ranging from 14.8% to 41.8% compared to the state averages of 21.5% to 49.9%.

Among the elementary schools, Big Otter Elementary School stands out with the highest student-teacher ratio (15.1) and the highest state-wide ranking (144th out of 368) in the district. In contrast, Lizemore Elementary School has the lowest student-teacher ratio (10.6) but the lowest state-wide ranking (283rd out of 368) in the district. The district's schools also have a very homogeneous student population, with over 96% of students being white.

The data suggests that the district could benefit from a closer examination of factors contributing to the performance disparities between schools, as well as potential staffing and demographic challenges. The declining state-wide rankings for several schools, such as Clay Middle School and H E White Elementary School, indicate a need for improvement in the district's educational outcomes.

District Detail

 285 Church Street
Clay, WV 25043

 (304) 587-4266

SchoolDigger Rank:
38th of 55 West Virginia districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 1,632

Primary Schools: 4
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the West Virginia Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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