Clay Elementary School

250 Clay School Rd
Ephrata, PA 17522
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Clay Elementary School serves 382 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Clay Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 382 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Clay Elementary School's student population of 382 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
382 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Clay Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,549 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Clay Elementary School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#370 out of 2549 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
11%
14%
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Black
2%
14%
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White
76%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
1%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Clay Elementary School's ranking?
Clay Elementary School is ranked #370 out of 2,549 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
What schools are Clay Elementary School often compared to?
Clay Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Akron Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% PA state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% PA state average).
How many students attend Clay Elementary School?
382 students attend Clay Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Clay Elementary School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Clay Elementary School?
Clay Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 13:1.
What grades does Clay Elementary School offer ?
Clay Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Clay Elementary School part of?
Clay Elementary School is part of Ephrata Area SD School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 382 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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