Clay County High School

Public 9-12

 1 Panther Drive
       Clay, WV  25043


(304) 587-4226

District: Clay County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
71st of 112 West Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,685 Help

Feeder schools for Clay County High School:

Elementary:    Big Otter Elementary School
    Clay Elementary School
    H E White Elementary School
    Lizemore Elementary School
Middle:    Clay Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8
Number of students:  523

Racial breakdown:

White:
98.7%
Hispanic:
0.8%
Two or more races:
0.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Clay County High School ranks worse than 63.4% of high schools in West Virginia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (98.7%), Hispanic (0.8%), two or more races (0.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clay County High School is 15.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clay County High School is $13,685.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Clay County High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Clay County High School 71st of 112 West Virginia public high schools. (See Clay County High School in the ranking list.)

Clay County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Clay County Schools 51st of 54 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Clay County High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 55.29 50th 111 55.0%
2010 52.96 56th 112 50.0%
2011 38.60 77th 113 31.9%
2012 21.52 99th 113 12.4%
2013 28.74 88th 114 22.8%
2014 69.28 24th 115 79.1%
2015 83.38 8th 117 93.2%
2016 72.29 22nd 119 81.5%
2017 63.43 36th 122 70.5%
2018 19.94 98th 115 14.8%
2019 24.52 89th 114 21.9%
2021 15.42 100th 113 11.5%
2022 38.32 71st 112 36.6%

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

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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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by a citizen
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Open Quote Teachers and staff all work towards whats best for kids Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Open Quote As a former student of this school going to a prestigious liberal arts university, this school did not give me the skills I needed to succeed. The faculty are great, but it is the administration and its blatant sexism, racism, and lack of care for education that takes the cake.

The administration cares more about enforcing arbitrary dress code violations (only when a female student breaks the code I might add; male students have free reign) than it does educating students. Having your boxers or briefs showing is acceptable, but heaven forbid your bra strap slip.

I also heard many racist remarks during my years here that were never addressed by the administration. The student body, and even some members of the administration, would utter racial slurs and violent words at the slightest provocation. There is a reason this school is primarily white.

Really, though, it is the lack of education that bugs me the most. I did not learn effective writing skills. I was taught that a five paragraph essay was all that I needed in life. If it was not for the one research paper I had to write in English, I would have very little idea on how to write on a topic for more than two pages. The administration forces teachers to teach to the test, that is, to only follow the state standards and not to go above and beyond.

There is also a deep resentment of teaching sexual education to students, a subject much needed. We did not learn about female anatomy. We did not learn about ovulation or even how to maintain proper hygiene. We did not learn about foreskin or even the parts of genitalia. No, we were taught that premarital sex is the worst thing we could do to ourselves, especially as a female because then our value would diminish. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Clay County High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 768 768
1990 705 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 705
1991 673 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 673
1992 700 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 700
1993 699 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 699
1994 702 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 703
1995 673 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 674
1996 673 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 674
1997 666 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 666
1998 661 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 661
1999 670 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 670
2000 670 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 671
2001 649 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 650
2002 626 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 626
2003 626 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 626
2004 609 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 609
2005 601 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 606
2006 602 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 603
2007 633 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 636
2008 618 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2009 624 5 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 631
2010 613 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 623
2011 616 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 626
2012 594 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 602
2013 585 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 596
2014 528 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 533
2015 534 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 539
2016 550 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 551
2017 521 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 522
2018 542 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 547
2019 532 1 0 5 0 0 3 0 541
2020 497 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 503
2021 516 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 523

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 County High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 768 40.3 19.0 n/a
1990 705 41.0 17.1 43
1991 673 41.6 16.1 45.8
1992 700 40.4 17.3 39.7
1993 699 42.6 16.4 48.8
1994 703 44.5 15.8 52.3
1995 674 41.3 16.3 46.7
1996 674 41.3 16.3 46.7
1997 666 40.4 16.5 49.2
1998 661 41.1 16.1 53.3
1999 670 42.4 15.8 65.1
2000 671 44.6 15.0 65.7
2001 650 45.6 14.3 67.4
2002 626 45.8 13.7 71.2
2003 626 45.8 13.7 71.2
2004 609 45.9 13.3 68.6
2005 606 46.4 13.1 70.3
2006 603 45.5 13.3 65.8
2007 636 43.6 14.6 62.6
2008 621 43.1 14.4 56.2
2009 631 41.0 15.4 64.3
2010 623 40.5 15.3 60.5
2011 626 39.7 15.7 57
2012 602 39.4 15.2 62.1
2013 596 41.4 14.3 36.6
2014 533 42.2 12.6 n/a
2015 539 38.0 14.1 57.1
2016 551 40.0 13.7 43
2017 522 42.8 12.1 n/a
2018 547 37.8 14.4 n/a
2019 541 36.9 14.6 n/a
2020 503 33.9 14.8 n/a
2021 523 33.0 15.8 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Clay County High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 768 40.3 19.0 n/a
1990 705 41.0 17.1 43
1991 673 41.6 16.1 45.8
1992 700 40.4 17.3 39.7
1993 699 42.6 16.4 48.8
1994 703 44.5 15.8 52.3
1995 674 41.3 16.3 46.7
1996 674 41.3 16.3 46.7
1997 666 40.4 16.5 49.2
1998 661 41.1 16.1 53.3
1999 670 42.4 15.8 65.1
2000 671 44.6 15.0 65.7
2001 650 45.6 14.3 67.4
2002 626 45.8 13.7 71.2
2003 626 45.8 13.7 71.2
2004 609 45.9 13.3 68.6
2005 606 46.4 13.1 70.3
2006 603 45.5 13.3 65.8
2007 636 43.6 14.6 62.6
2008 621 43.1 14.4 56.2
2009 631 41.0 15.4 64.3
2010 623 40.5 15.3 60.5
2011 626 39.7 15.7 57
2012 602 39.4 15.2 62.1
2013 596 41.4 14.3 36.6
2014 533 42.2 12.6 n/a
2015 539 38.0 14.1 57.1
2016 551 40.0 13.7 43
2017 522 42.8 12.1 n/a
2018 547 37.8 14.4 n/a
2019 541 36.9 14.6 n/a
2020 503 33.9 14.8 n/a
2021 523 33.0 15.8 n/a

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Clay County High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,559 (11.4%) $12,127 (88.6%) $13,685

Data source: West Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Clay County High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 89th of 114 High schoolsRanks 71st of 112 High schools
 14.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Clay County High School)13.415.3
 1.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Clay County Schools)13.415.3
 1.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)2421
 3%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Clay County High School)45.441.9
 3.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Clay County Schools)45.441.9
 3.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)51.849.9
 1.8%
11th Grade Science (Clay County High School)20.623.5
 2.9%
   11th Grade Science (Clay County Schools)20.623.5
 2.9%
   11th Grade Science (West Virginia)29.226.5
 2.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students541523
 3.3%
African American11
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic54
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White532516
 3%
Two or More Races32
 33.3%




Frequently Asked Questions about Clay County High School

In the 2020-21 school year, 523 students attended Clay County High School.

Clay County High School ranks 71st of 112 West Virginia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Clay County High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Big Otter Elementary School
Elementary : Clay Elementary School
Elementary : H E White Elementary School
Elementary : Lizemore Elementary School
Middle : Clay Middle School

Students at Clay County High School are 99% White.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data 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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