Clay Middle School

Tel: (317)844-7251
  • Clay Middle School serves 1,306 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 79% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 55%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 86% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Clay Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 31%.
  • Clay Middle School operates within the Carmel Clay s School District.

Top Placements (Indiana)

Clay Middle School is Listed among the top public schools in Indiana for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Clay Middle School's student population of 1306 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,306 students
Clay Middle School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Clay Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
Clay Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeClay Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Clay Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1767 schools in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Clay Middle School is 0.39, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
55%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
64%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
Clay Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
11%
2%
Clay Middle School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
2%
11%
Clay Middle School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
3%
12%
Clay Middle School Black Students (1992-2016)
White
77%
69%
Clay Middle School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
7%
5%
Clay Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsClay Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownIN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.390.28
Clay Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
41%
Clay Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
Clay Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Clay Middle School is Carmel Clay s School District, which is ranked within the top 1% of all 357 school districts in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Carmel Clay s School District's student population of 15,954 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $13,087 is higher than the state average of $12,561. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,149 is less than the state average of $10,672. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameCarmel Clay s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    15
    3
    Number of Students Managed15,9541,398
    Carmel Clay s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    83%
    55%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    87%
    64%
    District Total Revenue$206 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$160 MM$15 MM
    District Revenue / Student$13,087$12,561
    District Spending / Student$10,149$10,672
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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