6745 Old Springville Rd
Clay, AL 35048
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Clay Elementary School serves 564 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Clay Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 564 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Clay Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Clay Elementary School's student population of 564 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
564 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Clay Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Clay Elementary School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#805 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
9%
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Black
52%
32%
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White
37%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Clay Elementary School's ranking?

Clay Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for: Most diverse schools (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 40% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).

How many students attend Clay Elementary School?

564 students attend Clay Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

52% of Clay Elementary School students are Black, 37% of students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Clay Elementary School?

Clay Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Clay Elementary School offer ?

Clay Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

What school district is Clay Elementary School part of?

Clay Elementary School is part of Jefferson County School District.

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Date
Spring Break
March 27, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 564 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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