219 Church Street
Clay, WV 25043
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Clay Elementary School serves 457 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Clay Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the West Virginia state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the West Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 1% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 10% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Clay Elementary School's student population of 457 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
457 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Clay Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 638 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Clay Elementary School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank
#251 out of 638 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Clay Elementary School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Clay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
51%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Clay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Clay Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of West Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
2%
Black
n/a
4%
White
99%
90%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Clay Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WV.
Diversity Score
0.02
This chart display the diversity score of Clay Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of West Virginia by year, with the latest 1990-91 school year data.
National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Clay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
6%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Clay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
My son started kindergarten this year. He was really nervous and I was nervous as well. He has Miss Perdue an she is an amazing teacher. He has learned so much already. She is so patient and he says she makes it fun. There should be more teachers like her.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 457 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 1%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in WV
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.02 (Btm 50%)

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