Clay Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 219 Church Street
       Clay, WV  25043


(304) 587-4276

District: Clay County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
348th of 375 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,896 Help

Students who attend Clay Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Clay Middle School
High:    Clay County High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.2
Number of students:  343

Racial breakdown:

White:
99.7%
Two or more races:
0.3%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.5%

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Compare Details Clay Elementary School ranks worse than 92.8% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Clay County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.8. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Clay Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Clay County Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (99.7%), two or more races (0.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clay Elementary School is 12.2, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Clay County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clay Elementary School is $13,896, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Clay County Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Clay Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Clay Elementary School 348th of 375 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Clay Elementary 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 Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 40.73 282nd 420 32.9%
2010 41.01 259th 427 39.3%
2011 34.46 314th 426 26.3%
2012 47.35 218th 426 48.8%
2013 66.01 101st 428 76.4%
2014 54.88 160th 422 62.1%
2015 48.03 210th 408 48.5%
2016 61.18 131st 402 67.4%
2017 54.63 173rd 399 56.6%
2018 49.18 199th 392 49.2%
2019 47.55 194th 383 49.3%
2021 38.26 244th 380 35.8%
2022 16.80 348th 375 7.2%

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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Enrollment information for Clay Elementary 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 544 544
1990 511 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 515
1991 495 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1992 593 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1993 487 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 487
1994 509 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 509
1995 527 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 527
1996 527 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 527
1997 580 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 580
1998 576 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 577
1999 568 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2000 563 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 563
2001 526 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 528
2002 526 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2003 526 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2004 499 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 499
2005 539 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 540
2006 477 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 477
2007 495 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 496
2008 492 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 493
2009 508 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 508
2010 516 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 518
2011 521 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 522
2012 557 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 558
2013 556 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 557
2014 551 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 552
2015 539 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 540
2016 522 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 527
2017 480 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 486
2018 454 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 457
2019 408 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 410
2020 389 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 391
2021 342 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 343

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 544 36.4 14.9 n/a
1990 515 39.9 12.9 72
1991 499 35.6 14.0 73.3
1992 595 41.4 14.3 73.3
1993 487 37.7 12.9 76.4
1994 509 35.3 14.4 74.9
1995 527 38.2 13.8 74.8
1996 527 38.2 13.8 74.8
1997 580 39.3 14.8 73.3
1998 577 40.3 14.3 74.7
1999 568 40.6 14.0 81.7
2000 563 41.6 13.5 82.2
2001 528 42.2 12.5 83.5
2002 526 41.8 12.6 77.8
2003 526 41.8 12.6 77.8
2004 499 39.7 12.6 81.6
2005 540 39.0 13.8 72.2
2006 477 38.2 12.5 78.4
2007 496 35.1 14.1 77.6
2008 493 34.9 14.1 70.6
2009 508 34.9 14.6 75.6
2010 518 34.9 14.8 72.6
2011 522 34.5 15.0 73.6
2012 558 36.9 15.1 76.9
2013 557 36.9 15.0 58.5
2014 552 34.9 15.8 n/a
2015 540 36.0 15.0 67
2016 527 36.0 14.6 54.5
2017 486 39.9 12.1 n/a
2018 457 34.9 13.0 n/a
2019 410 35.9 11.4 n/a
2020 391 31.8 12.2 n/a
2021 343 28.0 12.2 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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 544 36.4 14.9 n/a
1990 515 39.9 12.9 72
1991 499 35.6 14.0 73.3
1992 595 41.4 14.3 73.3
1993 487 37.7 12.9 76.4
1994 509 35.3 14.4 74.9
1995 527 38.2 13.8 74.8
1996 527 38.2 13.8 74.8
1997 580 39.3 14.8 73.3
1998 577 40.3 14.3 74.7
1999 568 40.6 14.0 81.7
2000 563 41.6 13.5 82.2
2001 528 42.2 12.5 83.5
2002 526 41.8 12.6 77.8
2003 526 41.8 12.6 77.8
2004 499 39.7 12.6 81.6
2005 540 39.0 13.8 72.2
2006 477 38.2 12.5 78.4
2007 496 35.1 14.1 77.6
2008 493 34.9 14.1 70.6
2009 508 34.9 14.6 75.6
2010 518 34.9 14.8 72.6
2011 522 34.5 15.0 73.6
2012 558 36.9 15.1 76.9
2013 557 36.9 15.0 58.5
2014 552 34.9 15.8 n/a
2015 540 36.0 15.0 67
2016 527 36.0 14.6 54.5
2017 486 39.9 12.1 n/a
2018 457 34.9 13.0 n/a
2019 410 35.9 11.4 n/a
2020 391 31.8 12.2 n/a
2021 343 28.0 12.2 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 Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,945 (21.2%) $10,951 (78.8%) $13,896

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Clay Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 194th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 348th of 375 Elementary schools
 42.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Clay Elementary School)33.329.4
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Clay County Schools)47.236.7
 10.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)50.946.1
 4.8%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clay Elementary School)53.319.6
 33.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clay County Schools)5027.6
 22.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)4436.2
 7.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Clay Elementary School)31.818.6
 13.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Clay County Schools)45.524.5
 21%
   4th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)47.341.9
 5.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Clay Elementary School)40.930.2
 10.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Clay County Schools)50.434
 16.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)48.843.7
 5.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Clay Elementary School)43.112.7
 30.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Clay County Schools)37.620.6
 17%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4034.9
 5.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Clay Elementary School)5027.3
 22.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Clay County Schools)51.931.8
 20.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)47.241.2
 6%
5th Grade Science (Clay Elementary School)53.523.6
 29.8%
   5th Grade Science (Clay County Schools)42.123.8
 18.3%
   5th Grade Science (West Virginia)35.430.3
 5.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students410343
 16.3%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic00
Pacific Islander00
White408342
 16.2%
Two or More Races21
 50%




Frequently Asked Questions about Clay Elementary School

In the 2020-21 school year, 343 students attended Clay Elementary School.

Clay Elementary School ranks in the bottom 7.2% of West Virginia elementary schools.

Students who attend Clay Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Clay Middle School
High : Clay County High School

Students at Clay Elementary School are 100% 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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