Claychalkville High School

  • Claychalkville High School serves 1,292 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Claychalkville High 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

School Overview

  • Claychalkville High School's student population of 1,292 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,292 students
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Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Claychalkville High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Claychalkville High School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1175 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
69%
33%
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White
26%
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.460.59
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Graduation Rate
90%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Clay-Chalkville High School (CCHS) is an United States highschool which was established on August 14, 1996 in Pinson, AL. The school is the largest of 17 high schools in the Jefferson County School System, the second-largest of 127 school systems in the state of Alabama.
  • Facilities: The school was designed by David Volkert and others. It is a one-level building with classrooms, computer labs, science labs, a choral room, a band room, a media center, a fine arts room, a video production studio, a food court, practice and spectator gymnasiums, auditorium, and spaces for parking. The school has fields for baseball, softball, football, and practice. Stadium seating was removed from the old Shades Valley High School and repaired for Clay-Chalkville High. The 9,880 sq. ft. media center is a focal point for the school. It overlooks an outdoor amphitheatre through a curved wall of windows. The auditorium has a fully complemented stage with fly tower and scene room.
  • Sports: In 1999, the Cougars' football team won the 6A state championship. In 2003, the Cougars' baseball team won the 6A state championship. Women's and men's basketball teams have also advanced to post season games throughout the school's short history. The softball and baseball teams are usually well ranked, and the baseball team has won a state championship. The school also has golf, tennis, track, cross country, cheerleading, wrestling, soccer, and volleyball teams.
  • Notable Former Athletes: B.K. Young - Former Football Player at Jacksonville State University Matt Collins - Football Player at the University of Alabama and currently the starting Middle Linebacker. Nathan Farrow - Football Player at Auburn University and currently 2nd string guard. Caleb Waid - Former Football Player at Maryville College. Jeff Jones - Football Player at Jacksonville State University currently in the rotation at defensive tackle. Terrel Smith - Football Player at Tennessee State University currently in the rotation at safety. Spencer Jones - Football Player at Samford University currently redshirted.
  • Student Life: Official student organizations include: Ambassadors, Band, Choir, Dance Team, Debate, DECA, FBLA, First Priority, French Club, Heritage Panel, Latin Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Peer Helpers, Quill and Scroll, Scholar's Bowl, Spanish Club, Student Council, and Thespians.

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